LGBTQ 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 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 LGBTQ patients.
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.
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 Please note that the PreP Locator does not list college health centers due to the CDC policy of only listing centers that provider PrEP to the general public. (Sorry we tried)
PrEP Frequently Asked Questions
To download our PrEP frequently asked questions document click here
Transgender Hormone Therapy
Whether you are interested in initiating or continuing transgender hormone therapy we provide these services within the health center. You do not need to be referred by a counselor or psychiatrist. We are happy to discuss the process of transgender hormone treatment with you. Please contact the health center at 852-6479 (Cardinal Station) or 852-6446 (HSC Office) and request an appointment to discuss hormone treatment. We look forward to working with you.
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 follow-up questions, please contact our Insurance Advocate at firstname.lastname@example.org
www.lgbthealtheducation.org--National LBGT Health Education Center in conjunction with the Fenway Institute.
www.outcarehealth.org/ -- locate physicians and medical practices that welcome and are knowledgeable about LGBTQ 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 LGBTQ patients.
UofL School of Medicine LGBTQ Resource Page -- University, city, county, state and national resources