UTI Resources

If you have a suspected UTI, follow these steps.

During ECSHC business hours
  • Make an appointment to see an ECSHC provider via MySHR or call 323-442-5631
  • You will either see a clinician or speak to one over the phone
  • The visit will be free
  • If a prescription is necessary, it will be sent to your preferred pharmacy (please have the pharmacy name and zip code readily available)
  • Medication fees will be determined by your insurance at the pharmacy
During ECSHC after hours you can
  • Call 323-442-5631 to speak to an after-hours nurse.
  • The phone call to the after-hours nurse or the on-call clinician will be free
  • The nurse will triage your situation and if necessary will transfer you to the on-call clinician
  • The on-call clinician will speak with you and provide prescriptions as necessary or recommend further evaluation and treatment in person
  • Prescriptions will be sent to your preferred pharmacy (please have the pharmacy name and zip code readily available)
  • Medication fees will be determined by your insurance at the pharmacy

OR

  • Use the Planned Parenthood UTI Treatment resource
  • Download the Planned Parenthood CA App
  • Answer health questions. Their doctors will look at your answers to assess the necessity of a prescription.
  • Choose a pharmacy and pay a $15 visit fee to get the prescription (if you don’t need a prescription, they will refund the $15).
  • Pick up the medication at your preferred pharmacy.
  • Medication fees will be determined by your insurance at the pharmacy
  • Click their website for information on this program

Preventing UTIs

The following tips were derived from the Planned Parenthood website.

  • Drink water when you are thirsty
  • Urinate as soon you feel the urge. Don’t hold it
  • Keep your vulva clean and dry
  • Urinate immediately before and after sex
  • Avoid positions during sex that seem to trigger UTIs
  • Use latex or female condoms during vaginal intercourse