Men's Health

Men's Health

For many people, talking to a healthcare provider about your health and body can be intimidating. You may be asked questions that can be difficult to discuss, such as your family health history and your own health history and behaviors, including use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, sexual behavior, and interpersonal violence.

You might feel uncomfortable answering some questions or unsure how the provider will respond to your concerns. However, being able to communicate with your healthcare provider about your health and concerns is critical for them to provide you with the highest quality and most accurate care. Your healthcare provider should be able to give you straightforward, nonjudgmental feedback and guidance about your body and wellness, but they have to start with the whole picture! We hope to cultivate a space where you feel comfortable sharing, where your concerns are heard, and your needs are met. If this is not the case, please let us know how we can do better by using our feedback form.

To schedule an appointment, please visit myUHC or call 301-314-8190. The scheduler will ask you some specific questions to help us match you with the best clinician for your appointment and to ensure that we have sufficient time to address your most pressing needs and concerns. 

Prepare for your visit:
Lots of people get nervous and their minds go blank in health care situations, so it may be helpful to prep a little. You can make the best use of your time by writing down questions and bringing them to your visit. Our Terps Ask page may help you get started.

We acknowledge that being a man ≠ penis. Regardless of your gender identity, if you have a penis, testes, or a prostate, we encourage you treat them to routine wellness exams and problem focused care when needed. The following appointments can help you with that:

Physical Exam
Insurance typically covers these appointments only once a year. Please check with your insurance for more information about what they will cover and when you are next due. Call 301-314-8184 to schedule a physical.

STI testing, experiencing symptoms (or known contact with an STI infected partner)
Includes an examination, STI screening, and treatment if necessary.  Schedule an appointment at myUHC or call 301-314-8184.

FREE STI Testing Events  View the calendar for the next free testing event.
Please note that different tests are available on different dates.  Please call 301-314-8130 if you have any questions about these FREE testing events. These testing dates include LABS ONLY - no examination.

Self-Test STI Clinic (no symptoms):
This visit includes blood and urine LABS ONLY without a physical examination by a health care practitioner. Please note this type of visit cannot be billed to your health insurance.  Schedule an appointment at myUHC or call 301-314-8184.

STI testing, no symptoms
Includes an examination and will focus on your sexual health and STI screening.  Schedule an appointment at myUHC or call 301-314-8184.

HPV Vaccine only – available for all genders!
Schedule an appointment at myUHC; if you do not see an appointment time that is convenient to you, please call 301-314-8184.

Other concern not listed above such as testicular pain or urinary tract symptoms.
You must call 301-314-8184 to be scheduled the right provider and appointment type for your needs. 

Many college-aged men have questions regarding:

Other Resources that may be helpful: