Contraception

University Health Services provides contraception, annual exams and other services for students through its Women’s Health Department. To schedule an appointment, use the online Personal Health Portal or call 847-491-2204.

University Health Services stocks more than 30 different types of prescription contraceptives, including:
  • Generic and brand-name birth control pills
  • NuvaRing
  • OrthoEvra patch
  • Depo Provera shot
  • Diaphragms
NUHS does not provide Implanon, IUDs or cervical caps.

Those with NU Student Health Insurance will have a co-pay of $10/month for generic prescription contraceptives and $25/month for brand-name prescription contraceptives. They can obtain up to three months’ worth of contraceptives at a time from the NUHS pharmacy.

Contraceptive costs range from $20 to $70/month for those with other insurance policies. It may be possible to submit a reimbursement claim to the insurance provider.

For general information about contraception, visit the Planned Parenthood website. See the Off-Campus Health Centers page for outside agencies that provide contraceptive services.