BGLTQ Health Support at HUHS

Harvard University Health Services is committed to supporting the health and wellness needs of our BGLTQ community.

Harvard University Health Services offers support for BGLTQ students, faculty, and staff around issues including:
 

  • Sexual orientation and coming out

  • Gender identity

  • Transitioning and gender affirmation

  • Sexuality and sexual health

  • Fertility and reproductive health

  • Physical and mental wellness

Primary Care (Internal Medicine) Services
 

  • Comprehensive primary and gender-affirming care

  • Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

  • HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP)

  • Gender-affirming hormone therapy

  • Consultation for gender-affirming surgery

For more information or to contact our Primary Care team, please call (617) 495-5711 or visit the Primary Care webpage.

 

Counseling and Mental Health Services (CAMHS) for Students
 

  • Individual Therapy: One-on-one counseling sessions can be scheduled with a BGLTQ-competent therapist.

  • Group Support: Participate in our safe and supportive groups and workshops. Learn about CAMHS groups and workshops.

  • Peer Support: Contact Peer Counseling is a non-judgmental and confidential counseling service for Harvard undergraduates. Topics may include any issue including LGBTQIA+ identities, all genders, sexes, sexualities, and relationships. 

For more information or to contact our CAMHS team, please call (617) 495-2042 or visit the CAMHS website.

Behavioral Health (BH) for Faculty, Staff, and their Dependents
 

  • Individual Therapy: One-on-one counseling sessions can be scheduled with a BGLTQ-competent therapist.

For more information or to contact our BH team, please call (617) 495-2323 or visit the BH webpage.

Member Services
 

The Harvard University Student Health Insurance Plan covers gender-affirming services including, but not limited to, hormone therapy, top surgery (mastectomy), breast augmentation, and genital surgery for transgender and gender diverse individuals when gender identity differs from assigned sex at birth.

To learn more about these benefits, please contact Member Services at (617) 495-2008 or email Mservices@huhs.harvard.edu.

Care Coordination
 

With your consent, your providers in Internal Medicine and CAMHS can collaborate on your care and treatment. This is often helpful for students who are navigating issues surrounding coming out or who are considering or beginning hormone therapy, surgery, or other elements of gender affirmation.

For more information or to contact our Care Coordination team, please call (617) 495-3271 or email carecoordination@huhs.harvard.edu.