Transgender Health

Student Health serves all students, including those who identify as gender-variant, transgender and/or transsexual.  Our clinical staff works in conjunction with the individual student to address the health issues most important to the student. 

We know transgender people 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 feel supported when making decisions.

We don’t use any official “standard of care.”  Instead, we regard students as individuals and coordinate care with students individually and with the Counseling Center to help students navigate the specific medical and mental health concerns, risks, and needs.  We’re not here to judge:  We’re here to help. 

We encourage open communication between patients and their providers, and recommend this related article by the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association:   Ten Things Transgender Persons Should Discuss with Their Health Care Providers

Remember that basic office visits/consultations with medical providers and counselors are covered by the paid UVM Health Fee.  Laboratory fees and prescriptions (among other things) are not covered by this fee, but may be covered by a student’s health insurance.  If a student has the UVM sponsored health insurance plan and has specific insurance coverage questions, contact:

Consolidated Health Plans
2077 Roosevelt Avenue
Springfield, MA  01104
Phone:  (800)633-7867


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