Carnegie Mellon University

UHS is proud to provide care for LGBTQIA+ students.

LGBTQIA+ students can receive competent general medical care at UHS. We encourage LGBTQIA+ students to receive routine care.

We recommend students follow guidelines for routine screening of sex-specific organs, like pap smears/gynecological exams, breast exams, prostate exams, etc. If you are uncomfortable with these types of exams, we are happy to talk with you about how to make it easier.

Specialized care

  • PrEP: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis is a new HIV prevention treatment. Taking PrEP once daily significantly lowers the risk of HIV transmission. Learn more about PrEP
  • Hormone Therapy: UHS provides hormone therapy for transgender students using an informed consent model.  Students can make appointments online through HealthConnect to start or continue hormone therapy.

Name, gender and sex assigned at birth documentation

UHS can include preferred name, gender identity, and sex assigned at birth in medical records. Preferred name listed in SIO does not transfer automatically into our system, but you can update your pronouns, preferred name and gender identity in HealthConnect [pdf]. You can also ask us to make these updates during a visit to UHS.

Medical Insurance

Carnegie Mellon’s student medical insurance plan offers transgender inclusive coverage.  See what coverage the plan offers for gender confirmation surgery.

If you have an outside plan, check with your plan to find out what is covered.

Transgender Inclusive Coverage: Insurance and Policy Resources


Information about your gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation shared during visits is treated like any other sensitive medical information. We are not permitted to disclose any medical information to anyone, including a parent or guardian, without the consent of the student. Learn more about our privacy practices.