Services at Tang for LGBTQ Students

Our goal is to ensure LGBTQ students receive the highest quality care in a supportive, respectful space.

Medical

UHS clinicians are committed to ensuring that LQBTQ students receive the highest quality medical care in a safe, respectful space. Students can use the medical services at the Tang Center just as they would their regular doctor's office and urgent care center, and can . Our facility is fully accredited, staffed by licensed and/or board-certified physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nutritionists, and nurses.

Insurance

The Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) offers a comprehensive medical, counseling, vision and dental plan to all registered students and a separate dependent plan for domestic partners and/or children.

See also Insurance Benefits for Transgender Students

The Health Promotion unit offers:

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Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides individual counseling, couplescounseling, group counseling, and urgent counseling on a walk-in basis. Whether or not you want to identify yourself as lesbian, gay or bisexual is completely up to you. You may request to work with a queer-identified UHS counselor if helpful. All CAPS staff can provide support around:

  • Academic and career concerns
  • Coming out issues
  • Experiences of homophobia
  • Grief, loss or abuse issues
  • Issues related to HIV/AIDS
  • Relationships and couples issues
  • Stress management and resilience

Social Services provides confidential services and counseling to help students with managing problems that can emerge from illness such as financial, academic, legal, family concerns, etc. Social Services staff specialize in helping students with:

  • Alcohol and other drugs, including one's own or a family member's use
  • Body image and disordered eating
  • Chronic medical conditions, including new diagnoses
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Pregnancy resources and referrals
  • Relationship violence, stalking or other violence
  • Sexual assault or harassment
  • Sexual health, including issues relevant for men who have sex with men

Other LGBTQ counseling services provided through UHS:

The Trevor Project (866-488-7386) provides free, 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention hotline to LGBTQ youth.

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