Pain and burning with urination associated with frequency and urgency are usually symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI). Urinary tract infections occur when bacteria infect the urethra, the bladder, and possibly the ureters and kidneys. UTIs can be very annoying, painful and, if left untreated, can lead to serious kidney infections (“pyelonephritis”).

Women’s Health routinely treats patients with uncomplicated UTIs. Women who have these symptoms are generally seen by a provider for a same day appointment in either the Women’s Health or Primary Care sections of Student Health to assess, diagnose, and treat a UTI. For an appointment, please call for a same day appointment (215) 746.3535.  Please come prepared to give a urine sample!