Health Services offers a wide range of LGBTQI+ services, from appropriate contraceptives to providing sharps disposal bins for those using injectable hormones.
Our staff is Safe Zone trained. We are committed to ensuring health equity and improving the health of LGBTQI+ individuals, while providing a safe, welcoming, and supportive environment for all students.
The following is a list of services provided:
- Pap smears
- STI testing – includes HIV, Hepatitis C, and syphilis testing
- Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention
- Contraceptive management
- Safe sex information
- Blood drawing
- Administration of OR assistance with administering injectable hormones (must bring your medication in the original packaging with the pharmacy label intact)
- Provide and dispose of sharps containers.
At Health Services, we serve all students, including those who identify as transgender and/or gender non-conforming, and/or intersex. We recognize that transgender students are sometimes hesitant to access health care, so we work hard to create and maintain a space where students can ask questions, get answers, and receive compassionate health care in a supportive environment.
Our providers can refer students to specialists knowledgeable in gender transition. We, along with our Counseling Center colleagues, believe it is important to provide ongoing support and primary care services with respect and knowledge of the medical and emotional issues unique to transitioning.
The National LGBT Health Education Center, a program of the Fenway Institute, one of the world’s largest LGBT-focused health centers.
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV
If you don't have HIV but are at risk, PrEP can help protect you from getting HIV. Watch this short video to see if PrEP is right for you.
Visit https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/prep/prep-decision.html for more information about PrEP.