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LGBTQIA Health

​​SHS is passionate about providing high quality services in a caring environ​ment that is affirming of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

Personal Gender Pronouns and Chosen Names

We strive to honor the identities of students by using personal gender pronouns (PGP) and chosen names. Students can add or change their chosen name in WebSTAC. Once this is done the information will flow into the SHS system, and we will use your chosen name while caring for you. If you have not yet added your name into WebSTAC, please let us know during your first visit to SHS. 

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Your legal name and sex assigned at birth are required, however, for certain medical​ documents.  ​

In order to provide the best care possible, SHS clinicians participate in ongoing training in caring for LGBTQIA students including Safe ZonesMetro Trans Umbrella Group and the Transgender Spectrum Conference​.​​


If you have any questions about our LGBTQIA services, please contact Jenny King.


Primary Care ​Services ​

Preventive Care

Routine physicals, pap smears, immunizations available by appointment

Acute Episodic Care

Same Day appointments or walk in for urgent medical illnesses/injuries

STI Screening

Available by appointment at SHS 
Off Campus Screenings available at the SPOT​


Referrals for PREP

Washington University Infectious Disease Clinic​ will evaluate and follow patients who are at increased risk for HIV.   Book an appointment with your provider to discuss your risk.

Trans Care

The Endocrinology service at Barnes Jewish Hospital is available to students wishing to initiate or continue hormone treatment for transitioning. ​Book an appointment with your primary care provider for a referral to this service.

The following sites provide detailed information on hormone therapy: 


Our Mental Health counselors provide care and documentation according to World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender Non-Conforming People. 

Please check with your insurance provider to see if they cover these services.  For Washington University Student Health Insurance​, call UHC Customer Service:
                 866-346-4826
 

Health Promotion Services

Fliers and handouts in SHS waiting area and Zenker Wellness Suite in Sumers Recreation Center
Safer Sex supplies available in exam rooms, waiting area and at the Zenker Wellness Suite in Sumers Recreation Center​
Free STI screening clinic once/semester in the DUC
LGBTQIA Sex in the Dark once/year
Various health promotion events​ throughout the year, e.g.
"Queering Mental Health" in conjunction with OPEN, SafeZones and Pride.


Mental Health Services​​

Our Mental Health​ clinicians provide a safe and confidential space for students to explore identity, gender, sexuality, intersectionality, relationships, coming out, and more.


 

Web Resources

Campus Resources


Local Resources

Metro Trans Umbrella Group - Advocacy and support groups for the St. Louis Trans Community
PROMO - Personal Rights of Missourians, activist organization
SAGE - Service and Advocacy for LGBTQ Elders
Growing American Youth- Social support for LGBTQIA youth under 21
Safe Connections - Domestic violence and sexual assault prevention and support
St. Louis Effort for AIDS - HIV/AIDS advocacy, support and education
Food Outreach - Nutritional support to individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS
The Spot -Youth between the ages of 13-24 can access FREE medical and social services in a safe, youth-friendly and comfortable environment.
LGBT Community Center of Metropolitan St. Louis
Pride St. Louis - Local organization putting on PrideFest​ every June
Team St. Louis - LGBTQIA - inclusive sports teams
Frontrunners​ -  Non-competitive club for allies and LGBTQIA runners and walkers

National Resources

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