Our goal is to ensure trans, nonbinary and gender diverse students receive the highest quality care in a supportive, respectful space.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
University Health Services gets official student information directly from the Registrar’s office. Any requested changes should be requested through these processes:
Name and gender change
Any student who wants to change any personal information in Cal Central may go to Cal Student Central in 120 Sproul Hall. You will be asked to complete the "Request for Academic Correction Form" and must provide the proper documentation i.e court order etc. and a government-issued ID that has the correct personal information (Name/Gender/DOB/SSN). The form, along with copies of the documentation then go to Academic Records to change the information; the process usually takes 3-5 business days.
If going to Cal Student Central (CSC) is not a convenient option, students can mail a note requesting to change their gender and include proper documentation in their mailing. Requests can be mailed to:
Office of the Registrar
128 Sproul Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720 - 5404
Regarding name changes, students can find instructions on the Office of the Registrar website under the paragraph "Change (or Correct) My Legal Name
Change of preferred name
Students can change their “Preferred Name” at UC Berkeley by from the Registrar’s Office. This change will show on class rosters, campus directory, and Cal 1 Card without needing official documentation to make the change. If students want to change the name and/or gender with the Registrar, they will need to go through the official name and gender change process.
If your child has recently begun to question her/his/their gender or has come out to you as transgender, chances are you have some questions.
Perhaps she/he/they have requested a preference for a new name or pronoun, or have talked with you about her/his/their desire to take hormones. See our Transgender Care: For Parents and Family resources page a list of online and print resources, as well as avenues for finding support.
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.
Anna Harte, MD
Amy Hockenbrock, MD
Katie Leach, FNP, MSN
Deborah Simon-Weisberg, MD
Sheng Hsu, NP
Sandeep Lehil, NP
Aimee Jacques, SHIP
Mental Health Clinicians
Laura Alie, PsyD, Psychologist
Mar Chung, PhD
Denise Goitia, LCSW
Tiffany Hsiang Lin, LCSW, Social Worker
Jaiza Jones, LCSW, Social Worker
Tobirus Newby, LCSW, Social Worker
Darius Taylor, MSW
Hez Wollin, LCSW
Angelica Yi, MSW
Aurora Ortiz, NP