Q: I am a first year transfer student at OSU, and new to your services. I was wondering if you offer urine screenings?
A: Thanks for your question. The answer depends on what type of urine screening is desired. We do three types of urine screening as “OIY (Order-It-Yourself)” tests –
- drug abuse screens
- gonorrhea/chlamydia testing
- pregnancy tests
These are all at your own cost. For more information on OIY, check out Order-It-Yourself (OIY) Testing at our Student Health web site. The web site also has a lot of other information, such as our location, hours, and a calendar of events.
If you are interested in some other type of urine screening, you should consider making an appointment with a healthcare provider for an evaluation and discussion of your concerns. If you see one of our providers, we can order your test right away, and most appointments are available either the same day or within a few days.
Wish to see a provider outside of Student Health? Our laboratory can still process most lab orders, if you bring in or the provider sends us a written request.
Hope this answers your question. You may also wish to call our Advice/Appointments area (614) 292-4321 and discuss your concerns with our Advice Nurse.
Roger Miller, MD, (OSU Student Health Services)