Transgender Care

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

Medical

Key services include appropriate cancer screening (PAPs, prostates, and more), STD screening, hormone therapy (Female to MaleMale to Female), 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 viewing Female to Male or Male to Female before your medical visit to help you identify issues you would like to review with your clinician.

SCHEDULING

To establish care with a trans team clinician, for questions about transcare at UHS, or not sure who you need to see? Call Joan Hauser, RN at (510) 664-9926 to get started. Joan is on the Primary Care Team and the first point of contact for the Trans Care Team.

*NEW* Name and Gender Change Options

*NEW* Edit chosen name, pronoun, and gender identity on eTang

Students now 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 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. Once the student has completed their paperwork and the proper documentation, they may ask for Grace Padua (124 Sproul Hall, gspadua@berkeley.edu) directly and she will make personally make the changes in the system.

Change of preferred name 
Students can change their “Preferred Name” ONLY ONCE 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.

Counseling

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. You may request to work with a counselor experienced in working with trans and gender non-conforming and/or request to work with a queer-identified UHS counselor if helpful. 

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.

Meet the Trans Care Team

Joan Hauser Joan Hauser, RN

Joan Hauser is the first point of contact for the Transcare team. Please contact Joan directly at (510) 664-9926 to get started. Joan also works in Primary Care on the Transcare Team.

Primary Care

allison aiken Allison Aiken MD

Anna Harte Anna Harte MD 

Michelle Kay Michelle Kay NP

Maile C. MatierMaile C. Matier, MSFNP

Kate Murray, FNP Kate Murray, FNP


Trans Health Consultant

 

Maddie Deutsch MD, who is based at UCSF and is a leading expert in the field of trans health


Psychologists

Laura Alie Laura Alie PsyD

Elizabeth Aranda, PhD Elizabeth Aranda, PhD

JeanineJeanine Baillie, PsyD

 Don Capone PsyD

 Gloria Saito PhD


Psychiatry 

Aurora Ortiz NP 



Social Worker

Tobirus Newby LCSW

Health Coach

Meckell Milburn, Health Educator Meckell Milburn


See Meet the Staff to learn more about our Trans Care Team. 

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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.

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.

See what resources are available for transgender care on-campus, off-campus, and online.

Interested in birth control? See the handout on birth control across the gender spectrum.