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LGBTQ+ Services

Student Health Services

The Student Health Center offers a wide range of services to registered UNC Charlotte students  Preventive care and health maintenance services, care of actue illness or injury, management of chronic conditions and sexual health services are available in the UNC Charlotte Student Health Center, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. Medical clinic services are provided by appointment only. For a list of services provided, visit Medical Services or call 704-687-7400. 

Confidential services are provided for patients seeking evaluation, screening and testing for sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. For more information on Sexual Health and Safer Sex, visit the Center for Wellness Promotion.

Medications to prevent transmission of HIV, known as Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) are prescribed at the Student Health Center. Schedule a PrEP consult to assess your eligibility, discuss costs and get a prescription.  Student Blue insurance covers testing and medications related to PrEP.  Students who do not have Student Blue may discuss coverage with a SHC provider and their insurance carrier.

The SHC is here to assist with anyone’s journey to identity affirmation and can help students navigate initiation of care or continuation of care in the Charlotte area.  Schedule an appointment with a medical provider to discuss your care options.  Although the Student Health Center does not currently initiate or provide continuation of hormone therapy, the providers are happy to assist in walking students through the journey and providing resources in the community to assist with initiation or continuation of hormone therapy.

Yes!  At the Student Health Center, we strive to create a personal experience. We recognize that a legal name or assigned sex isn't always a good fit for everyone, and that there are many reasons one might use a name, gender identity, or pronouns that is different from their legal name or assigned sex. For more information on using/sharing/updating your preferred name on campus visit the Office of the Registrar.

The Student Health Center has single-use, all-gender restrooms available in the clinic area. Ask a staff member to direct you to the closest restroom.  A map of Unisex accessible restrooms on campus is available at here

Prescriptions can be filled at the SHC pharmacy, including those for identity affirming medications, treatment of STIs, and hormonal contraception. Most prescription insurance plans are accepted. Consultations with a pharmacist for questions regarding medications are available.  Supplies for medication administration can be purchased at the pharmacy. A complete list of pharmacy services is available here.

Yes! All visits are strictly confidential and are not part of your academic record. Information in the medical record may only be shared if you sign an authorization to disclose protected health information. No one can access your medical records without your written permission, including University faculty and administration, future employers, roommates, friends, or parents.  Access the Student Health Centers privacy policy here

Student Blue covers screening tests for sexually transmitted infection and their treatment.  Student Blue covers some medications prescribed for reproductive health. Certain surgical procedures, including gender affirmation surgery and hormone therapy, and those surgical procedures that are potentially cosmetic, require prior review and certification or services will not be covered. Call 704-687-7435 or visit Insurance for more information.

**Please understand that use of insurance for billing and reimbursement for services at the Student Health Center requires matching identifying information in the medical record to the insurance policy.  Identifiers include name, date of birth and gender.  If you have questions about the process, Call 704-687-7435 or visit Insurance for more information.

There is no charge to see a provider; however, fees for other services such as laboratory testing or X-Ray imaging may be charged.  Find more information regarding fees, charges, and payments here

 

Campus Services and Resources

CAPS aspires to create an affirming, accessible, and safe environment that celebrates human diversity. We understand diversity to include but not be limited to: race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual identity, sex, age, socio-economic status, religion, ability, nationality, and language. We are dedicated to social justice through increased awareness of the effects of oppression, prejudice, and discrimination. For more information about services, visit Counseling and Psychological Services.

The Center for Wellness Promotion uses a public health model and effective prevention and health promotion strategies to help students make informed decisions about their personal health and wellbeing.  Our multidisciplinary team of professionals address many issues that are important to students’ health, wellbeing and safety, including sexual and relationship violence, substance use, recovery from substance use disorders, sexual health, and much more. We aspire to empower the University community in developing healthier attitudes and behaviors to create a safer and more equitable campus.  For more information about services, visit Center for Wellness Promotion

The Office of Identity, Equity, and Engagement seeks to educate, develop, and engage students regarding their various intersecting identities (gender identity, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual identity, etc). Their mission is to provide students an affirming and equitable environment committed to fostering a campus community that celebrates and supports expansion of identities.  Visit Office of Identity, Equity, and Engagement for more information.

Trans at UNC Charlotte assists trans students with navigating current campus resources.  For more information, visit UNC Charlotte Trans Resources 

UNC Charlotte Student Legal Services, Inc. (SLS) provides free legal advice, limited representation, and resources to enrolled students. Student Legal Services can assist with legal name and gender marker changes. SLS is also available for presentations to student organizations and classes to educate students on their rights and responsibilities under the law.  Visit Student Legal Services for more information.

Niner Central is a single location for you to go for services related to financial aid and billing, registration, transcripts, student accounts, academic records and more.  Niner Central can also assist in updating your personal information such as preferred first name or pronouns. Visit Niner Central for more information.

Amplify is a campaign to promote multi-dimensional wellbeing to enhance community and individual wellbeing. AMPLIFY was created in order to increase knowledge of these services and allow students to build and maintain a healthy lifestyle on UNC Charlotte’s campus and includes University Recreation, the Center of Counseling, and Psychological SErvices, the Center for Wellness Promotion, and the Student Health Center. Visit Amplify for more information.

Off Campus Resources

Where compassion meets collaboration. For more information, visit Charlotte Trans Health

Pursuing social justice and equity for trans and gender expansive communities. Transcend Charlotte

Empowering lesbian, gay, bisexual, trandender, and questioning youth. Time Out Youth Charlotte

RAIN’s empowered persons living with HIV and those at risk to be healthy and stigma free.  RAIN envisions ending HIV in our community. Visit RAIN for more information.

A directory of more than 400 Southern health service providers who are trans-affirming. Visit Trans in the South for more information.

We are parents, families, friends, and allies. We are straight, lesbian, gay and bisexual. We are cisgender, transgender, and nonbinary. We are strengthening families, empowering allies, and elevating LGBTQ+ communities.  Visit Pflag Charlotte for more information.