Campus Health is committed to providing caring, high quality, and confidential services to our campus community, inclusive of all sexual orientations, romantic 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, mental health care, 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.
Tulane has an interdisciplinary workgroup that meets regularly with the goal of enhancing the health and wellness of Tulane’s LGBTQ+ students. The members of this team all have training and experience in working with LGBTQ+ individuals and several are LGBTQ+ identified themselves. This team provides direct physical and mental health services to LGBTQ+ students, training and consultation for other staff members, and inclusive wellness programming.
Sexual and Reproductive Health Services
The clinicians at the Health Center provide an array of services for people of all body types for the most common sexual and reproductive health needs including STI testing, birth control and contraceptives, hormone replacement therapy, counseling on sexual dysfunction, and annual preventative care such as pap smears, breast exams, and gynecological exams. For more specific information about Health Center services, please click here.
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) can help lower the risk of acquiring HIV. PrEP, taken as a daily pill, has been shown to benefit people who do not have HIV and may be at risk of exposure to the virus (through sexual contact or sharing injecting drug equipment). It involves daily medication, medical follow-up, and blood testing every three months. To discuss PrEP with a provider, please make an appointment with the Health Center.
Free Emergency Contraception
Tulane and Loyola students may walk into the pharmacy on the third floor of the Student Health Center and receive free emergency contraction during open business hours. Students are not required to have a health insurance plan nor do they need a prescription to access the emergency contraception.
Free Safer Sex Supplies
The Well for Health Promotion provides free safer sex supplies, including internal and external condoms, dental dams, and lubricant (lube) to all Tulane students. Pick up supplies for yourself from the bins outside The Well offices (The Health Center, second entrance) or from the following residence halls: Aron, Butler, Greenbaum, Irby, JOLO, Mayer, Monroe, Phelps, Sharp, SoHo (Weatherhead), Wall, Warren, and Willow.
Transgender Health Services
Developing a clinical staff to meet your needs is a priority of Campus Health. For acute and primary care concerns, a regular clinic appointment is available to those receiving transgender services. If you feel more comfortable seeing certain providers, please call our front desk to indicate your preferences. For more information about Campus Health's transgender health services, please click here.
Name and Pronouns
For billing and reimbursement, it is important that your selection of sex in the medical record needs to mirror 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.
If your legal name and/or gender differs from the name or pronouns you use, our electronic medical record system allows students to note their name and pronouns. If you would like to make a change, you can in the following ways:
All Gender Bathrooms
Single stall, all gender, lockable restrooms are located on all floors of The Health Center Uptown. The nearest single stall restrooms to The Counseling Center are in the next building on the first floor of the Riley Recreation Center.
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.