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Emergency alert!

Due to the Hard Rock Hotel building collapse evacuation zone expansion, the Downtown Student Health Center and CAPS will be closed starting at 5 PM on 10/17/2019. It is currently unknown how long this closure will be in effect. Students should call (504) 865-5255 (Health Center) or (504) 314-2277 (CAPS) for information about appointments. The Uptown Health Center and CAPS operations are unaffected and will be open as usual.

LGBTQ+ Health

Campus Health is committed to providing caring, high quality, and confidential services to our campus community, inclusive of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

To meet the health and wellness needs of all campus community members, the various Campus Health offices provide numerous programs and services specifically for the LGBTQ+ community. Whether you need primary care, preventive health services, or you are looking for general health and wellness information, our staff of physicians, nurse practitioners, therapists, health educators, and other health professionals are ready to help.

 

Tips for students and other visitors to Tulane who identify as LGBTQ+

  • Communication:When students call to make an appointment, we ask a few questions to best match them with a clinician. We invite you to talk openly and honestly with Campus Health staff when scheduling and share any concerns you may have. If you have a preferred name and pronouns, please share them with us. During your visit, you will be asked questions related to your health and the reason for your visit. This may include the health histories of both you and your family, your behaviors, including your use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, your sexual behavior, and any situations involving sexual or intimate partner violence. The clinician's request for sensitive information is part of the experience for all patients/students when establishing a professional working relationship, regardless of an individual's sexual orientation/gender identity. This information is vital to the clinician’s ability to provide the best services and care for each person.
  • Confidentiality:All Campus Health services are confidential by law.
  • Prepare for your visit: It’s common for students to arrive at a health appointment and forget some of the questions they had. You can make the best use of your time by writing down questions before your arrival and bringing them to your visit. Keep your own documentation: Maintaining copies of your health information is a good way to take ownership of your body, health and health care. Keep a record of what happened at each visit plus anything you want to follow up on.
  • Give us your feedback:We invite all students to share your experience with Campus Health. Feedback provides important learning opportunities for our staff and helps us determine ways to improve and expand our services. It also helps us recognize the areas in which we are doing good work (and should keep doing it)! We address all complaints. The more specific you are, the better we will be able to address your problem. If you choose to include your name and a means to contact you, we will follow up with you.

Provide feedback to Campus Health online.

 

 

Especially for Trans and Genderqueer Students

  • For billing and reimbursement, it is important that your selection of sex in the medical record needs to agree with the sex which the payer (e.g. health insurance) has on file. This agreement will help you to ensure insurance will cover the appointment. If you are confused about this process, please ask your provider to clarify what is on file to ensure more effective insurance coverage.
  • Our electronic medical record system allows students to note their legal sex and preferred gender identity. If you would like to make a change, please ask the scheduler that makes your appointment or your provider during your visit.
  • The Health Center Uptown can initiate hormone therapy and provide medical management to undergraduate and graduate students on stable hormone regimens.
  • Single stall, gender-neutral, lockable restrooms are located on the first and second floors of The Health Center Uptown.

 

LGBTQ+ Health & Wellness Resources

We invite you to explore the many wonderful resources used nationwide. Please peruse this section for more information on LGBTQ+ sexual health and general health and wellness.

On Campus

Lesbian & Bisexual Women's Health & Wellness

Gay & Bisexual Men's Health & Wellness

Transgender Health & Wellness