LGBTQ+ Health

At Campus Health, we know that the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) community can be hesitant to seek medical and mental health-care experiences. Campus Health is dedicated to providing high quality, respectful, and gender-affirming healthcare for all of our students. 

Students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* (including Trans-masculine/transmen, Trans-feminine/transwomen, transgender, transsexual, gender non-conforming, genderqueer and non-binary identities) will be welcomed and supported. Campus Health personnel have been Safe Zone trained, and opportunities exist for more training each year. We welcome all enrolled undergrad and graduate students, with sensitive inclusivity of all races, cultures, classes, and religions.

Names & Pronouns 

All patients at Campus Health have the option to include their chosen or preferred name on their medical record (we will still need your full legal name on file) and the option to designate their gender identity and pronouns on both health history and registration forms.

We encourage all patients to share their pronouns with our staff during their visit.

All Gender Restroom Facilities

Campus Health has all gender restroom facilities located inside the clinics on the 1st and 2nd floors.

Mental Health Services

Mental Health services through Counseling and Psych Services (CAPS, third floor Campus Health Main and CAPS second floor, North Rec) include individual, couples and group counseling, referrals to LGBT community providers, LGBTQ+ and Trans support groups, letters supporting surgical transition, psychiatric treatment, outreach and consultation to the university community, and to parents of UA students. Representation is important, and CAPS has several providers who are themselves members of the LGBTQ+ community and are experts in LGBTQ+ care.

Medical Services

Medical services (through Medical Clinics & Women’s Health, Second Floor,) include:

  • Consultation, initiation and continuation of hormonal treatment, letters of support for name and gender marker change, referral for surgical transition, and general wellness visits including at-birth bodies, and bodies in any stage of transition.
  • Annual exams
  • Pap smears
  • STD testing and treatment
  • PrEP and PEP
  • Birth control
  • Safer sex tools and information

Medical Providers specializing in Trans Services: Katherine Schuppert, MD & Jill Verbridge, NP

Speech Feminization Treatment

Speech-feminization treatment is offered through the UA Speech and Hearing Clinic (520-621-7070, can ask for Janet Hawley, 1131 E 2nd St.) Services include extensive pre- and post-treatment evaluation (including body language, gestures, intonation patterns, posture, proxemics, as well as vocal pitch and tone. Eval - $200, Group sessions - $35 (when there are at least three participants), Individual - $80.

Trans Support, Services, & Treatment

Collaboration between medical and mental health staff ensures a continuity of gender confirming healthcare and direct communication between your treatment team members via the multidisciplinary Trans Treatment Team, which meets periodically to review Campus Health cases and policy.

The Student Health Insurance Plan offers a Gender Reassignment 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 Reassignment 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.

Questions about our trans support, services, or treatment? Call, stop by, or schedule a free brief consultation with a CAPS Clinical Care Coordinator at one of our locations.  CAPS Main: 520-621-3334 or CAPS North: 520-626-3100. 

Resources

University of Arizona Policies and Student Resources

LGBTQ Affairs

Centers for Disease Control Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health

Tucson and National LGBTQIA Resources

“People who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) are members of every community. They are diverse, come from all walks of life, and include people of all races and ethnicities, all ages, all socioeconomic statuses, and from all parts of the country. The perspectives and needs of LGBT people should be routinely considered in public health efforts to improve the overall health of every person and eliminate health disparities”.  - Centers for Disease Control


You may also use the contact form below to reach us. 

*This contact form is not monitored 24/7 and is not intended for emergency or crisis use. Find out more about crisis resources and hotlines.