LGBT Healthcare Needs

Campus Health provides medical and psychiatric care to students of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions.  We are a Safe Zone designated site and strive to create a welcoming, affirming campus environment for all students. We share common goals with the University of Louisville LGBT Center as we strive to strengthen and sustain an inclusive campus community at the University of Louisville.  Our staff and providers have additional training to recognize the needs and expectations of our LGBT patients.  

For information on what transgender services are available on the University sponsored student insurance plan with United Healthcare please follow this link for the latest information.

For additional LGBT resources, please visit the LGBT Center's website at http://louisville.edu/lgbt.

 

PrEP for HIV prevention

Campus Health is proud to provide PrEP for students who are at risk of getting HIV.  PrEP is a once daily medication that reduces your risk of acquiring HIV.  It should be used in conjunction with safe sex practices to reduce your risk of HIV as much as possible.  Contact either of our offices and schedule an appointment to discuss with any of our providers. 

Why take it?

When taken daily, PrEP reduces the risk of HIV infection by up to 92% (CDC). It is important to stick to this daily regimen, and it is required to follow up with your healthcare provider every 3 months as part of your care.

How to get  PrEP?

U of L Campus Health Services offers PrEP to students at risk for HIV infection. The medication is covered by the student health insurance plan. For more information about starting PrEP, contact campus health services to make an appointment with a healthcare provider.  If you don't have health insurance, we may be able to get you the medication at no cost to you.  

Financial Assistance to Obtain PrEP

If you are experiencing obtaining Prep due to high copays, high deductibles or lack of insurance, please visit www.gileadadvancingaccess.com/ for more information.  


PrEP Locator Tool

If you need to find a provider or practice that prescribes PrEP anywhere in the US, you can access the PrEP Locator at www.preplocator.org 

PrEP Frequently Asked Questions

To download our PrEP frequently asked questions document click here 

 

General LGBT Healthcare Resources

www.outcarehealth.org/ -- locate physicians and medical practices that welcome and are knowledgeable about LGBT patients

www.wpath.org/  -- Great resource with information on public policies, conferences, education

www.healthysexuals.com --HIV Risk and Prevention Resources 

The Word Professional Association for Transgender Health:  Standards of Care  --  Free downloadable document covering stands for providing healthcare to LGBT patients.