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.

How do I use this benefit?

Schedule an appointment with one of our Clinical Care Coordinators in Counseling and Psych Services (CAPS). Although this is not a counseling appointment, Clinical Care Coordinators will help you figure out next steps and how to move forward.

UA Campus Health contact: Martie van der voort, LPC mvanderv@email.arizona.edu

What are the requirements?

Aetna Student Health 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 Deborah Olson (215) 746-0808, Aetna Student Health contact.

Pre-certification form to be completed by physician performing surgery.

Further Resources

University of Arizona Office of LGBTQ Affairs

University of California, San Francisco Center of Excellence for Transgender Health

University of Arizona Campus Health Service LGBTQ+ Health

Arizona Board of Regents Student Health Insurance Plan administered by Aetna Student Health.