Transgender Health

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UNC Campus Health Services staff recognize that transgender students have health concerns that are often the same as all UNC students. Other issues may be unique and require a greater understanding of transgender student experiences or require transgender-specific information or programs.

Medical Services

The primary care clinics and Women's Health Clinic provide general medical care for the prevention and treatment of illness and injury. Please know that women's health is open to individuals of all gender identities. Students considering hormonal treatment and reassignment surgery are generally referred to specialists. 

We realize that having a provider that you feel comfortable with is important, so we encourage you to request a specific provider when you call for a CHS appointment if you desire. 

Mental Health Services

Counseling and Psychological  Services offers a wide range of services and programs to support students with personal, academic, career, health-related issues and crisis concerns. See our website for more information about these services. For counseling-specific appointments, see your first counseling visit to CAPS. If you would like to work with a counselor with more experience with transgender issues, request that during your first visit. 

Insurance Coverage

The Student Blue RA/TA plan does not cover sex reassignment surgery, but may cover hormone therapy for a medically necessary reason.  If you are not on the Student Blue RA/TA plan, contact your insurance provider with questions.

Additional Resources

For additional support, resources, and community referrals, visit the LGBTQ Center, located in SASB North, Suite 3226.  The LGBTQ Center provides several programs and services that may be helpful, including Peer Support and Discussion Groups such as:

  • Trans Talk Tuesdays - This group meets the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month at the LGBTQ center from 12-1. 
  • Q-group - An informal support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduate and graduate students. The group meets to share personal experiences, hang out, and receive support in the "coming out" process and to share experiences being LGBTQ. 

The Trans Discussion Group, co-hosted by the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition and Internationalist Books, is a bi-monthly support/discussion group for people who identify as trans, genderqueer, or gender-questioning.  This group is free and open to anyone who needs/wants trans support.

The Transgender Initiative of Raleigh is built around the idea of creating a communal, safe place for people from all across the gender spectrum, along with their allies, to meet, gather, and provide a supportive and welcoming social environment.  Visit their site for more information about meetings and activities.

For information on specific health topics and areas, view the Consumer Information section of Vancouver Health's Transgender Health Resources page.