We see students for all types of medical and psychological care, whether preventive, exploratory, or illness-related. We can also provide referrals as needed – so please do not hesitate to come see us!
- Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): Therapy can be a source of support for students who are exploring gender identity and/or navigating transition. CAPS services include group therapy, brief individual therapy, care management, crisis consultation, and short-term psychiatric medication management. We provide gender-affirming care to students who are interested in psychological services for any reason. CAPS clinicians may complete letters of support for gender-affirming medical care when appropriate. We can also assist with referrals for longer-term treatment in the community, if needed.
- Medical Services: Medical providers welcome transgender and gender-expansive students for any health concerns. We know from national data that transgender patients often delay or do not seek preventive health care or sick care, and for that reason we are committed to ensuring transgender students have affirming experiences at Student Health and Wellness. In addition, medical providers are able to address general transgender health issues, as well as management of hormone therapy and medications. We also consult with students who are considering transition to offer education and, if needed, coordination of care with specialty providers.
Reproductive health services are also available for all students, including those who are transgender and gender diverse. These services include, but are not limited to, sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing, contraception, examinations of reproductive organs for prevention or active issues, and breast or chest exams.
All medical providers can coordinate and provide care following an unwanted sexual encounter. In addition, a certified SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) nurse practitioner at Student Health and Wellness can provide examinations for sexual assault evidence collection for all students, if requested, regardless of gender. These exams can take place even if a student is undecided about whether to pursue legal action.
In addition, we also offer pre-exposure HIV prophylaxis (PrEP).