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Transgender Issues and Resources: Services for Undergraduate & Graduate Students

Select resources on Transgender and LGBTQ+ Issues available at Rutgers University Libraries. Some of the resources are licensed only for Rutgers affiliates and on-campus use.

Health & Wellness for Transgender and Gender Non-Binary Identified Students

The information below was kindly provided by Dr. Melodee Lasky, Assistant Vice-Chancellor, Rutgers Health Services.

Rutgers Center for Social Justice Education and LGBTQ Communities (SJE) 

  • 17 Bartlett Street, New Brunswick, 08901
  • Tel:  848-445-4141
  • Email: sje@echo.rutgers.edu

The link TRANS@RU  lists useful information, including housing options, a map of gender neutral bathrooms on the Rutgers campuses, and resources for On-Campus Name Change and Changing Your Name in NJ, among other resources.

Medical Services

  • Tel: 848-932-7402 (for appointments)

General primary care services and sexual health services are available at all of the Rutgers Student Health Centers for registered students. Appointments can be made on the online scheduler through the Student Portal.

Counseling, Alcohol & Other Drug Assistance Program and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)

  • 17 Senior Street, New Brunswick (CAC), 61 Nichols Ave (Douglass)
  • Tel: 848-932-7884 (for appointments)

CAPS offers mental health services and referrals for transgender-related issues as well as mental health issues. Registered students are eligible to meet with a clinician to develop an individualized action plan. Select CAPS staff members have specialized experience and interest in working with transgender students.

Paying for Trans Related Health Care

Trans-related health care is often covered by health insurance companies, but each company is different and patients must investigate their own specific health insurance plan to determine benefits and coverage. Prescription drug coverage is often handled separately from the medical health benefits and may be managed by a different company all together. Be sure to ask about prescription drug coverage, as well. Please note student health on campus will provide trans-related medical care for registered students regardless of the type of insurance coverage.

 

Rutgers Center for Transgender Health

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