LGBTQ Health


UCLA works to create and maintain an open, safe and inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, intersex, transgender, queer, questioning and same-gender-loving students. That is why Ashe wants to empower our LGBTQ community in caring for your health. Here is some helpful information about common LGBTQ health concerns.

  • Confidentiality: All of our clinicians at Ashe are open and eager to serve each student. This means that you can have an open conversation with your Primary Care Provider (PCP) and all of your information will be kept private. Any disclosure to your PCP will only serve to improve the quality of care you receive.
    • The most beneficial act you can take is to come out to your provider, if you are having trouble expressing your identity/ orientation there are many resources provided by the UCLA LGBT Campus Resource Center.
  • Some of the topics may be difficult to discuss with your PCP, but remember we are here to help and you are not alone. You also have the option of having a chaperone come with you to your visits if you would like to have moral support.

Knowing what to talk to your provider about will help you to be proactive about your health. Educate yourself on what important information you need to know, and what types of resources are available to you by looking below.

Hormone Therapy/Gender Reassignment: Hormone therapy and gender reassignment are covered benefits under UCSHIP. You can read more about the insurance plan or speak to an Ashe insurance representative for clarification or details. If you are considering hormone therapy or gender reassignment, contact your PCP and start the conversation! Taking charge of your health will allow you to have the most freedom in all areas of your life.

Please contact The Ashe Center's Transgender Health Coordinator, Monique Vaillancourt, for information regarding specific medical service needs.

Learn more about UC SHIP benefits for transgender students. 

Please note: Gender inclusive bathrooms are located on every floor of The Ashe Center for your convenience. Click here for a link to the Gender inclusive bathrooms on campus.

UCSHIP Transgender Benefits

Read more​ about what transgender patient benefits the UC Student Health Insurance Plan covers for the 2017-18 plan year.

HRC HEI Leader

​The Ashe Center has been named a Leader in Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index for its third year. Read the press release​ for more information.