Columbia Health is committed to addressing the health needs of transgender students at Columbia University. Columbia Health’s Medical Services and Counseling and Psychological Services provide on-campus services or access to off-campus resources that support the needs of people who identify on the transgender spectrum.

Medical Services

Transgender students, those who feel that their assigned sex at birth is an incorrect or incomplete description of themselves, may seek individual, customized care with Medical Services provider.

Services may include:

  • Chest/Breast Exam
  • Pelvic Exam & PAP Test
  • Prostate Exam
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection Screening & Treatment
  • Continuation & Maintenance of Hormone Therapy
  • Care Coordination, including referrals for initiation of hormones and reassignment surgery
Students may schedule an appointment with a health care provider at Medical Services to talk about their options.

Mental Health and Counseling

Students may schedule an appointment with a clinician at Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) to discuss a range of topics to address their mental health needs. In addition, transgender students may attend customized group sessions designed to meet the needs of participants. Group sessions are led by CPS staff.

Off-Campus Services

The Columbia Student Medical Insurance Plan provides coverage for hormone therapy and reassignment surgery, which are conducted off campus. Schedule an appointment with a Medical Services provider who can provide more detailed information.


Last updated May 15, 2014