Women's Health Services

woman runnerWomen's Health Services at Colby emphasizes personal wellness and health care for ALL women regardless of race, culture, sexual orientation or religion. The women's health program at Colby strives to provide a comprehensive, health promotional service, which includes both counseling and education as well as examination.  Each student is viewed as an individual with unique physical, emotional, spiritual and sexual needs, in the context of a college setting.
Our Comprehensive and Confidential Services Include:
  • Alcohol concerns
  • Breast exams
  • Contraceptives
  • Emergency contraception
  • Food and nutrition issues
  • Lesbian/bisexual care
  • Menstrual disturbances
  • Personal relationship concerns
  • Physical exams
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Sexuality issues
  • STD and HIV testing

Appointments in Women's Health last from 30-60 minutes; students are encouraged to ask questions and to discuss their concerns.  A comprehensive physical with a PAP test requires a 15-minute lab visit initially and is typically scheduled with the exam.  If your concern is very sensitive in nature, please ask the appointment office for a "personal appointment".

The medical staff at the Health Center includes Dr. Paul Berkner, D.O., Jimmie Woodlee, Physician Assistant, as well as Lydia Bolduc-Marden, M.S.N, F.N.P., a Certified Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (W.H.N.P.), who is also trained as a Forensic Nurse Examiner.  Unless otherwise specified, most appointments for women's health Issues will be scheduled with the Family Nurse Practitioner.

Information Sheets

Urinary Tract Infections UTIs
Emergency Contraception MAP
Oral Contraceptives OCs