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Patient Education Sessions

The easy way to ask the hard questions.

Peer Health Educators (PHEs) provide casual, non-judgmental spaces and empower students (ie, YOU) with health information you can trust in a confidential, one-on-one environment.  If you want to talk to someone about health questions and concerns, talk to a PHE today!  The PHEs are located at the Office of Health Promotion on the ground floor of Student Health.

Appointments: Online via Healthy Hoos or call (434) 924-1509

Session topics include but aren't limited to:

-First Gynecology Visit Preparation
-Navigating Birth Control Options, STI Screening, and Other FAQs
-Thrive (Mental Wellness)

PHE birth control






What people have to say about PHE Patient Education Sessions

"It made me feel more comfortable talking to a peer about birth control. I liked the way the information was presented."
"Glad I was able to learn more about this before graduating and going into the real world."
"Very informative, a good chance to clear up any questions that one might feel too rushed to ask during an exam."
"Thank you so much for putting this program in place.  I really feel taken care of :)"

Benefits to the University

  • Helps students learn how to prioritize self-care and mental wellness for themselves
  • Empowers students to actively participate in decisions about their health care
  • Provides patients with up-to-date, relevant health information and prevention messages
  • Allows students to have their questions answered prior to their medical appointment, so as to provide clinicians additional time to answer more in-depth medical questions
  • Eases student concerns and creates a comfortable, caring environment prior to medical appointment
  • Provides female students a detailed account of what to expect during their first gynecological exam