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yoga.jpgComplementary and alternative medicines (CAM) are health care therapies that are not used by practitioners of conventional (Western) medicine. These remedies are sometimes excluded from standard practice due to lack of evidence.

What do complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) include?

There are several broad categories that CAM fall into. Some can be in more than one of these categories.


bottle of alcohol with poison labelWhat is alcohol poisoning?

Drinking can be a relaxing and social activity, but if you consume too much, you could be risking your life. Drinking too much too fast can affect your breathing, heat rate, gag reflex, and can cause coma and death.

Alcohol poisoning should be taken seriously.


female repro system jpeg.JPGWhat is Pap test?

  • A Pap test screens for cervical cancer.
  • Cervical cancer can be treated and cured if found early.
  • The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that can cause cervical cancer

A Pap test does NOT screen for sexually transmitted infections

The Women's Health Clinic Team can support you and help you find whatever care you need if you are a survivor of sexual assault.

Questions?—I don't know what I need or who I should see?

Call the Women's Health consulting nurse  at 206-221-2491.  She  can help you decide what is appropriate for you.


1. Why is it important to maintain a medical record?

Each time you visit a Hall Health Center provider, a record of your visit is made. Typically this record contains your symptoms, examination and text results, diagnoses, treatment, and a plan for future care or treatment. This information, often called your health or medical record, serves as:


You can go in person to the Patient Service Center and ask to talk with the Consulting Nurse without an appointment. The Consulting Nurse will talk with you and can order a pregnancy test. The results are usually available the same day.


Emergency Contraception is a medication that women may take within 72 to 120 hours of unprotected intercourse.  It is important to take emergency contraception as soon as possible for maximum effectiveness.


Low-cost, confidential testing for STDs is available at:


Established patients

If you have received your current prescription from us and you are due for a gynecological exam, call your pharmacy and request an extension of your prescription until you come for your exam.

If you have had a complete gynecology exam within the year, call the Patient Service Center to schedule a consultation appointment.


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