LGBTQ Health Services include PrEP/PEP, STI Testing/ Reduction, Transgender Health Visits, and more.
The Ashe Center is committed to delivering excellent compassionate, inclusive and equitable care to support all of our patients, including our diverse LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning) Bruin community.
While all Ashe Center providers care for all patients equitably, providers who have a particular interest or focus in various aspects of care for the LGBTQ community have been designated on this site to help open a dialogue, foster community, and promote inclusivity in healthcare discussions. These providers have also committed to pursuing ongoing education in caring for the LGBTQ population.
Consistently year after year since 2015, UCLA’s Ashe Center is one of a select group of healthcare facilities nationwide to be named Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality. Facilities awarded this title meet key criteria, including patient and employee non-discrimination policies that specifically mention sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) and ongoing LGBT health education for key staff members.
The Ashe Center earned top marks in meeting non-discrimination and training criteria that demonstrate its commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients, and their families, who can face significant challenges in securing the quality health care and respect they deserve.
Our Diversity Statement
The Ashe Center is committed to promoting equity, inclusion, and the affirmation of individual and cultural diversity. Our services and training foster the development of healthy behaviors necessary for success in a complex global environment.
HRC Healthcare Equality Index Certifications
- Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality, 2015-2016
- Top Performer in LGBT Healthcare Equality, 2017
- Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality, 2018
- Top Performer in LGBT Healthcare Equality, 2019
- Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality, 2020
- Leader in LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality, 2022
Resources Available at The Ashe Center
Students can schedule a PrEP/STI Reduction visit with our nurse team to evaluate whether PrEP is right for themTrans Wellness Visits
Students can schedule a Trans Wellness visit with our Trans Student Care Coordinator through the Patient PortalUCSHIP Benefits Assistance
Insurance office staff can help trans students navigate the robust UCSHIP benefits available to the trans student communityTrans Wellness Team
A multi-disciplinary team of Ashe, CAPS and BHS clinical staff meet regularly to increase care coordination and share updates on trans student resourcesAll Gender Restrooms
The Ashe Center offers all-gender restrooms on every floor of our building to support the privacy of our patientsLGBTQ Patient Education
Patient waiting areas feature LGBTQ Health messaging on digital signage and printed materials from ETR, Planned Parenthood and moreLGBTQ Staff Training
All Ashe Center staff receive training in LGBTQ training topics, including proper pronoun use and collecting SOGI dataLGBTQ Plans & Policies
The Ashe Center has a LGBTQ Health Disparities Plan and Trans Wellness Policy on file to ensure proper care
Resources Available on our UCLA Campus
UCLA's LGBT Center envisions a UCLA community that is equitable and affirming of all identities, where people of all genders and sexual and romantic orientations feel celebrated, respected, and empoweredUCLA Gender Health Program
Our UCLA Health partners in providing UCSHIP benefits to the LGBTQ community, including robust transgender health benefitsEquity, Diversity & Inclusion
The UCLA EID Office has a mission to build equity for allTrans @UCLA Resources
UCLA LGBT Center compiled this fantastic resource guide for trans studentsTransUP
TransUP is a social, support, and advocacy group for transgender, nonbinary, genderqueer, and gender questioning members of the UCLA communityUCLA Health LGBTQ Initiative
UCLA Health commits to delivering compassionate, inclusive and equitable care to support our diverse LGBTQ communityUCLA Williams Institute
The Williams Institute is dedicated to conducting rigorous, independent research on sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policyOutWrite Magazine
OutWrite is a multi-media platform that aims to empower the voices of the UCLA queer community by writing about what we think, how we feel, and the issues that matter to us
Community & National Resources
Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive.Los Angeles LGBT Center
Patient waiting areas feature LGBTQ Health Education materials from ETR, Planned Parenthood and the above "Q" CardsTrevor Project
All Ashe Center staff receive training in LGBTQ training topics, including proper pronoun use and collecting SOGI dataCenter of Excellence for Transgender Health
UCSF’s Center of Excellence for Transgender Health (Trans CoE) was founded in 2009 with a mission to increase access to comprehensive, effective, and affirming health care services for trans and gender diverse communities