Pregnant and Parenting

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FAQs

I think I might be pregnant. Where can I go to for a pregnancy test?

The Student Health Center shares the University's commitment to provide special support and services for students which include: confidential pregnancy testing, prenatal health counseling, referral to community specialists for obstetrical care, assistance with access to care and other resources, as well as other general health needs. The providers in the Student Health Center offer care free of judgment. There may be minimal costs for labs, however, the Heath Center will assist those needing financial assistance. The Student Health Center is located in Maher Hall, Room 140; (619) 260-4595.  Office Hours are Monday-Friday; 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

 

My pregnancy test has come back positive. I feel overwhelmed, anxious, and scared. Can I speak to someone immediately?

The Counseling Center offers free, confidential services to currently enrolled students. Students can access services by attending walk-in hours (11am-3pm, Monday-Friday) or by calling Public Safety (619) 260-2222 and asking to speak with the counselor on-call. The Counseling Center is located in Serra Hall, Room 300; (619) 260-4655.

If I’m pregnant, will I have to leave the University?

No. You may stay at USD if you wish and will receive the full support of the University community. Students are often concerned that they will face disciplinary action as a consequence of becoming pregnant, but this is not true. The University will do all it can to accommodate your needs and concerns regarding coursework and housing.  The University of San Diego is committed to that the care and support of family, which is at the heart of Catholic social teaching.

Where can I go to receive medical care during my pregnancy?

The Student Health Center can provide a referral to community specialists for obstetrical care, assistance with access to care and other resources, as well as other general health needs.   The Student Health care providers offer care free of judgment. There may be minimal costs for labs, however, the Heath Center will assist those needing financial assistance.The Student Health Center is located in Maher Hall, Room 140; (619) 260-4595.  Office Hours are Monday-Friday; 8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m.  ADD HEALTH INSURANCE.

Does the University have a pregnancy support advocate?

While there is not a specific advocate on campus, various departments have staff available to answer questions and accompany you in navigating campus resources.

Maria Gaughan
Associate Minister, University Ministry
Maher Hall, Room 260
mariag@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7407
 
Erin Lovette-Colyer
Director, Women's Center
Student Life Pavilion, Room 420
elovettecolyer@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4716
 
Andrew McMillin
Associate Minister, University Ministry
Maher Hall, Room 203
mcmillin@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-6818


I don’t know how to tell the father and/or my family that I’m pregnant.  Is there someone that can help me?

Yes. Counselors atthe Counseling Centeror/and pastoral ministers in University Ministry can help you process your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors regarding the pregnancy-related decisions you face. To set up an appointment at theCounseling Center, call (619) 260-4655. To reach University Ministry, call (619) 260-4735 or visit www.sandiego.edu/ministry.