The Student Health Center does not currently provide sexual health services for students. However, if needed, we can perform pregnancy tests and counsel students accordingly.
The Aiken County Health Department provides resources to teen-aged and college-aged individuals. These sexual health services are provided for relatively low to no cost. The Aiken County Health Department is able to provide full service male & female sexual health exams, exams/tests for sexually-transmitted diseases/illnesses and can treat any illness they identify, plus they are able to contact partners (if necessary) while maintaining complete confidentiality.
The Aiken County Health Department can also discuss family planning with students. Family planning is an important part of being sexually active because if you are sexually active, you could become pregnant. If you choose to become sexually active, the Aiken County Health Department can help you find an effective birth control method that is right for you. It is important to make these choices before becoming sexual activity. However, it is important to know/remember that the only 100% effective way to avoid pregnancy is through abstinence (which means no sexual activity at all).
The Aiken County Health Department will counsel students on the variety of birth control methods currently available and help them choose the method best suited for their lifestyle. They will also counsel on the importance of condom use each and every time a person has intercourse, no matter what form of birth control is being used. Condom use is strongly encouraged in an effort to reduce the number of sexually transmitted diseases that can be shared between partners.
Sexual Health Service Facility in Aiken, SC
Aiken County Health Department
Address: 222 Beaufort Street NE, Aiken, SC, 29801
Hours : Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Provides women's health, family planning (sexual health services, contraceptive services), sexually transmitted diseases/illnesses treatment, immunization, WIC (Women, Infant, Children program, on sliding scale income).
Appointments Needed? Yes.
Payment Sources Medicaid Accepted.