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)
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