The Barnes Center at The Arch supports your sexual health and reproductive choices and strives to meet your individual needs. Our providers can assess, treat, educate and provide resources specific to sexual and reproductive health, including assisting you with obtaining all needed health care related to a pregnancy.
With the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, we recognize there are changing and varying laws throughout the United States. As such, we want to remind you of the services offered to you through the Barnes Center at The Arch:
- Contraceptives: Barnes Center medical providers can educate on the wide array of contraceptives that are available and find the one that is right for you. Long-acting contraceptives, including Nexplanon and different intrauterine devices (IUDs), are available.
- Emergency Contraceptives: Available by prescription as well as over the counter in the Pharmacy. Examples of emergency contraceptives include Plan B, the generic version of Plan B and Ella (which is available only with a prescription). Please talk to the Pharmacist on duty if you have questions about what is right for you. Many emergency contraceptives are covered by insurance with a prescription written by a medical provider.
- Pregnancy Counseling: For those who want to terminate their pregnancy, our medical providers will work with you to determine the agencies and doctors who can assist you as abortion remains legal, accessible and safe in New York. Barnes Center medical providers will support your pregnancy through prenatal care information and connecting you with an OB-GYN who will support your pregnancy and delivery.
- Counseling: Students who are managing the impact of this change in law and seeking support can receive confidential counseling. Barnes Center counselors are available to provide emotional support to students and assist students in making pregnancy related decisions.
Schedule an Appointment
- Call 315.443.8000
- Patient Portal (Temporarily unavailable for scheduling appointments.)
- Contraceptive Management
- Gender Affirming Care
- Pregnancy Counseling
- Pregnancy Testing
- Preventive Counseling
- Sexual and Reproductive Health Examinations
- Testing And Treatment For Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
Gender affirming care, initiation of gender affirming hormones and more. Explore the Gender Services webpage today!
Free and available throughout the academic year, learn how to schedule your appointment on the Patient Portal today!
- Bystander Intervention
- Preventive Education
- Sexual and Relationship Violence
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These guidelines are for consensual sex and consent is required for all sexual interactions. If you are initiating sexual activity, you can make sure you have consent by remembering "Got Consent: Be SU.R.E" (Shared Understanding, Respect and Enthusiasm).
- COVID-19 spreads through fluids such as saliva and mucus, and most effectively when someone is within 6 feet of another individual. Although sexual transmission does not effectively transmit other coronaviruses through sex, we know that COVID-19 has been found in fecal matter and semen.
- The safest sex partner during this time is yourself. Practice masturbation, self-pleasure, having phone sex or virtual-intimate time with a partner, while you are physically not in the same space but can practice mutual masturbation or self-touch.
- Remember if you are using sex toys to make sure you are properly cleaning them. Learn helpful cleaning tips today!
- If you are having physical sexual interactions with others, the safest people are individuals that you are living with and have been practicing social distancing with. If you do have sex with other people, have as few partners as possible and practice protected sex.
- Do not have sex (especially kissing) if you or your partner(s) are not feeling well, have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to and told to self-isolate.
- It is important to consider if you or your partner(s) have medical conditions that increase the risk of contracting COVID-19. If so, you may want to avoid physical sexual interactions at this time.
- Remember you can get your safer sex supplies including condoms, lubricant, oral dams and hand protection from the Safer Sex Express. These orders are free and delivered directly to on campus residential mailboxes or available for pick-up at designated locations for off campus students.
For questions or for more information, please contact Barnes Center at The Arch Health Care by calling 315.443.8000.
Safer Sex Express
Safer Sex Express is a no cost, discreet sexual health supply ordering service for Syracuse University students. Each order is placed in discreet packaging to ensure student’s privacy.
Students living in a residence hall may have their order discreetly delivered to their mailbox.
Discreet pick-up is available to all Syracuse University students. Orders will be organized by alphabetical order with the student's first name and SUID.
- Barnes Center at The Arch: Available on the designated shelf across from the Pharmacy.
- Goldstein Student Center: Available on the designated shelf across from the Information Desk on the main entrance level.
- External Condoms
- Hand Protection
- Internal Condoms
- Oral Dams
- Silicone-Based Lubricants
- Water-Based Lubricants
Bulk Sexual Health Supplies
This form is for student leaders, staff and faculty, that will be distributing free sexual health supplies. If you would like supplies for personal use, please complete a Safer Sex Express request.