Transgender Care

Transgender Care

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Our goal is to ensure trans, nonbinary and gender diverse students receive the highest quality care in a supportive, respectful space.

Transgender Care Services at UHS

Medical Services

Key services include appropriate cancer screening (PAPs, prostates, and more), STD screening, hormone therapy (testosterone or estrogen, testosterone blockers, etc.), and coordination of care and outside referrals. Since each person has a different story and may be at a different stage in their transition, we suggest you make an appointment with one of the Trans Care Team clinicians. This allows us to get to know you, review your medical history, and work with you to get you the assistance you need.

If you are considering hormone therapy, we strongly recommend learning more about starting testosterone or starting estrogen or testosterone blockers, etc. before your medical visit to help you identify issues you would like to review with your clinician.

Primary Care

Need assistance navigating our Primary Care services for Trans Students?

  • Call Clinic 3 at (510) 643-7110 and ask to speak with the clinic nurse. The clinic nurse can arrange an appointment and prepare you for your visit. 
  • You can self-schedule using the eTang portal. In order to be able to self-schedule a trans care telemedicine appointment, you must have one of the trans care clinicians listed as your Primary Care Provider (PCP). Take a look at the clinicians on the Trans Care Team below and identify someone you would like to make your appointment with (this can always be changed). Once this clinician is chosen, go onto the eTang portal and make them your Primary Care Provider (PCP). In the eTang portal go to “Profile," then under “Current Primary Care Provider” click on “Edit.” This will allow you to search for the name of the chosen trans care clinician.  Once you have designated your PCP, you will be able to self-schedule on the eTang portal. 

Mental Health Counseling

University Health Services has many counselors who have experience working with Transgender, nonbinary, and gender-diverse students. See below for the counselors on the UHS Transgender Care Team. To make an appointment with a TCT provider, call the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) front desk at (510) 642-9494. You can request to meet with a TCT counselor (see below), or with a queer-identified UHS counselor

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers a wide range of counseling and mental health services to support you around academic, personal, career, and health-related concerns, while also addressing your gender-related needs.

Social Services provides mental health counseling and support around substance use and dependence, intimate partner violence, sexual assault and harassment, nutrition, pregnancy, sexual health, and medical concerns/conditions, while also creating space to navigate concerns related to your gender identity.

Free Counseling with the UHS Transgender Care Team

Health Insurance

The Trans Care Team at University Health Services is here to guide and support you through this process, ensuring that your surgery will have the best possible outcome. This takes time: our best piece of advice is to take your first steps at least 3-6 months before your hoped-for surgery date.

To understand your options on campus, regardless of insurance, see our Insurance help page and Insurance Benefits for Transgender Students. For questions, you may also contact SHIP and ask for the SHIP Trans Care Benefits Coordinator.

Name and Gender Change Options

Gender Recognition & Lived Name Changes in CalCentral

Starting October 2023, students can update their CalCentral account to provide the following:

  • A lived name (which is a self-chosen personal and/or preferred professional first, middle, and last name used instead of a legal name);
  • Select which name (lived or legal) they want each of their delegates to see; and
  • Indicate their gender identity, sexual orientation, and pronouns.

It is important to note that unless there is an identified lived name, the name field will default to the legal name. Once you make these updates in CalCentral, this information will be synced across multiple University systems and you will see this reflected in your directory listing, bCourses, Google Workspace (bConnected, bCal, bMail, bDrive), Kaltura, and more. Learn more >

Edit chosen name, pronoun, and gender identity on eTang

Students have the option to edit their chosen name, pronouns, and gender identity via the eTang Patient Portal. This change is a direct result of student feedback and UHS is excited to make it a reality! To make changes to your profile, login to the eTang Patient Portal, click the 'edit' button to the right of your information, and select from a drop-down list. Visit this eTang name change page for more information and a picture how-to.

PLEASE NOTE: If you've set a preferred name in CalCentral, that will populate as your preferred name in the eTang Patient Portal. If you change your name in eTang, it will stay changed, but you'll have a different name from the preferred name listed on your campus account.

Additional Resources

Meet the Trans Care Team

Need assistance navigating our Transcare services?

Call Clinic 3 at (510) 643-7110 and ask to speak with the clinic nurse.  The clinic nurse can arrange an appointment and prepare you for your visit. 

Primary Care

A clinician is pictured Julia Gourd, NP

Anna Harte 

Anna Harte, MD (she/her/hers)

Amy Hockenbrock 

Amy Hockenbrock, MD (she/her/hers)

Katie Leach NP Katie Leach, FNP, MSN

  Deborah Simon-Weisberg, MD

Sheng Hsu Sheng Hsu, NP

Sandeep Lehil, NP Sandeep Lehil, NP

Insurance

Aimee Jacques Aimee Jacques, SHIP

Mental Health Clinicians

Laura Alie Laura Alie, PsyD, Psychologist

 Mar Chung, PhD

Denise Goitia CSWDenise Goitia, LCSW

Tiffany Lin  Tiffany Hsiang Lin, LCSW, Social Worker

Jai Jones social worker Jaiza Jones, LCSW, Social Worker

 Tobirus Newby, LCSW, Social Worker

 Darius Taylor Darius Taylor, MSW

Hez Wollin, LCSW Hez Wollin, LCSW

Angelica Yi, MSW, ASW Angelica Yi, MSW


Psychiatry 

 Aurora Ortiz, NP