We receive many inquiries from students and young adults regarding birth control and sexual health. SiO Health has both public health nurses and doctors who can help you.

Who can use our offers?
You must be a student and have paid the semester fee to use our offers. In addition, some of the services require that you have your GP at SiO Health. However, you do not need to have your GP at SiO Health to get an appointment with the public health nurse or to use our drop-in service to see a doctor.

Examples of questions students ask us:

  • Contraception guidance
  • Pregnancy
  • Conversation about abortion / after abortion
  • Sexual challenges
  • Body issues
  • Problems in relationships with partner, friends or family
  • Heartache
  • Questions about sexual identity and gender identity
  • Depressed mood
  • Sexually transmitted infections

Contraception
All students who have paid the semester fee can book an appointment with a public health nurse for contraception. In addition to prescribing oral contraceptives, the contraceptive patch and the vaginal ring, our health nurse can insert the etonogestrel contraceptive implant.

For contraceptive counselling, do not come for a drop in appointment, but book an appointment with a GP. Intrauterine device (IUD) insertion and removal of etonogestrel contraceptive implant and IUD are currently taking place at the GP and must be booked by phone to find a suitable time. You must have a GP at SiO Health to get an appoinment.

Sexually transmitted infections
Drop-in testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV, syphilis and hepatitis is free of charge. We also offer free condoms for all students.

When it comes to testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea, it must have been at least two weeks since the possible time of infection before taking the test. For boys it must have been at least one hour since the last urination. Women are offered vaginal brush as test method.

You do not need to book an appointment in advance. Come visit us and you will talk to your doctor or public health nurse as soon as they have time, read more about our opening hours and our drop-in offer. At certain times you have to expect some waiting time.

If you think your problem requires a gynecological examination by a doctor, you must book an appointment. This is for those who have their regular GP at SiO Health.

You can check your test results yourself at www.furstpasient.no with secure login with BankID.

HPV
Anyone who wants a vaccine against HPV can get a prescription for this and have the vaccination done by a nurse.