We understand that our lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer students are part of a diverse community of individuals with varied experiences, health concerns and access to resources.
At Medical Services, we try to offer the most comprehensive and conscious care we can, with medical providers who have experience with and a passion for addressing the specific needs of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning patients. Our providers are all trained in providing care that is free from discrimination, aware of individuals’ specific health risks and needs and open to patients’ concerns.
For more information about our clinical services, use the links below:
Insurance and Billing
All students can access Medical Services regardless of health insurance coverage. You can use your own private insurance, BuffCare or CU Gold SHIP and BuffCare.
Out-of-pocket costs vary based on the type and severity of the visit.
Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
Our clinics offer Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention. If you are interested in PrEP counseling, prescription initiation and on-going maintenance, please contact either the Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinic at 303-492-2030 or the Medical Clinic at 303-492-5432.
Gender Affirming Care
We have a team of health providers who are experienced in working with transgender patients and we are excited to assist you with your care.
Patients can include a preferred name on their medical record as well as designate their gender as transgender. Please share this information with your provider to ensure your record is updated. We also encourage patients to share their pronoun of choice with our health care staff during their visit.
If you've changed your legal name and would like to ensure it's updated in our system, please visit our Billing Office in Wardenburg Health Center or call 303-492-4196.
If you are interested in starting or continuing hormone replacement therapy, Dr. Ann Mattson, who is housed in our Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinic, has been seeing trans clients for over 12 years. Dr. Mattson uses the current WPATH Standards of Care, can provide preventive care and OB/GYN services, as well as initiate and monitor hormone levels for hormone replacement therapy.
The Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinic is located on the third floor of Wardenburg Health Center and treats people of all genders.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Mattson, call the Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinic front desk at 303-492-2030.
Individual and Group Counseling
Staff at Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) are experienced with trans-related issues (as well as non-trans issues) and are able to write letters for coverage if needed.
If you have specific questions or would like a CAPS provider recommendation, feel free to contact CAPS' Center for Inclusion and Social Change liaison, Dr. Matthew Heermann at 303-492-5654.
CAPS offers a Transgender and Gender Creative Group, which is free for all students and does not require Gold Insurance.
To schedule an appointment with CAPS or for more information, call 303-492-2277.
The 2018-2019 CU Gold Health Insurance Plan covers unlimited surgical benefits. For referral letters to a surgeon (your surgeon may or may not require such a letter) make an appointment with Dr. Mattson in the Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinic at 303-492-2030. If your surgeon requires two letters you will also want to see a CAPS provider. To schedule, call CAPS at 303-492-2277.
If you work with an out-of-state surgeon, Dr. Mattson can provide post-surgical care upon your return.
Insurance Questions and Resources
The Student Health Insurance and Referrals department has insurance staff members that can review Gold Plan benefits and processes, answer questions and connect you with our health plan administrator at Ameriben when you are ready to proceed.
For more information or to schedule a private in-person or phone conversation, please contact our Student Health Insurance and Referrals department at 303-492-5107.
We are always in the process of continuing our education around LQBTQ care so please ask if there is something you’d like to see changed.
Wardenburg Health Center:
Third floor: From the main stairwell, turn right down the hallway and take a quick left down the perpendicular hallway. The gender-neutral bathroom is the second door on the left.
Center for Community:
There are multiple gender-inclusive restrooms on the fourth floor of the C4C just down the hall from CAPS.
The CU Campus Map includes a complete list of campus gender-neutral restrooms.
Additional Campus Resources
- Center for Inclusion and Social Change: If you need information on how to go about changing your name to a preferred name on campus, legal name changes, how to change your gender marker or any other questions please contact the Morgan Seamont (trans guy and resource specialist) at the Gender and Sexuality Center: 303-492-7218 or email@example.com.
- CU’s Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic (SLHC): Offers voice training for trans individuals. While this program is not covered by CU Gold insurance it is available on a sliding-scale and has been very successful. You do not need to be on hormones to use these services. Contact the SLHC at 303-492-3066 for more information.