Carnegie Mellon University

UHS is proud to provide care for LGBTQIA+ students.

General care

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.
  • Hormone Therapy: Students can make appointments online through HealthConnect to start or continue hormone therapy.

Trans Care at UHS [pdf]

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 a staff member 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

Questions and concerns about LGBTQ health and/or services at UHS can be directed to: