Gender Affirming Treatment

The Student Health Insurance Plan offers a Gender Affirming Treatment benefit to plan enrollees. This benefit is available at all three State of Arizona universities and was passed due to advocacy efforts originating at the UA.

The Gender Affirming Treatment benefit affords members critical access to medically necessary, gender-confirming health care. This access to care is a crucial element to the health, academic success, and retention of transgender-identified students.

The Arizona Board of Regents Student Health Insurance Plan is administered by UnitedHealthcare StudentResources (UHCSR).


The Counseling & Psych Services (CAPS) Care Coordination team offers free gender-affirming healthcare support. From planning surgery to navigating insurance and more, they'll work with you to create a personalized healthcare plan. Schedule a free Resource & Referral appointment online through PatientLink or call CAPS at 520-621-3334 to meet with a care coordinator. 



UnitedHealthcare details the requirements necessary for each surgery covered by the plan. Please reference the full policy for specific requirements and coverage details including what’s covered & what’s not covered. For more information, please contact UnitedHealthcare StudentResources Transgender Benefits Information: 

Pre-Determination of Benefits: UnitedHealthcare StudentResources encourages that you and your provider review the Gender Dysphoria Treatment (Commercial Medical Policy) located at Your provider may submit a Pre-Determination for the gender affirming surgery with medical records, diagnosis codes, Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes, and the psychological assessments as outline in the Gender Dysphoria Treatment (Commercial Medical Policy).