Trans Health on Campus
Student Health & Medical Services
If a student wishes to receive inclusive medical care for any transgender needs or with a trans-friendly physician, they can make an appointment with:
- Student Health Center
- The University Counseling Center
- For general health concerns or assistance navigating the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, please contact the Program for LGBTQ Health at the Vanderbilt Medical Center. The Program coordinates a Trans Buddy program and makes referrals for LGBTQ2S+-competent providers and VUMC’s VIVID Health.
The Office of LGBTQI Life also serves as an excellent resource for locating supportive communities and services throughout Vanderbilt/Nashville area. Please come by the K.C. Potter Center or reach out via e-mail to any of our professional staff members for questions or conversations about local resources.
Does Vanderbilt student health insurance cover hormone therapy and/or trans-related surgery? If you are enrolled in the student health insurance plan and have questions regarding LGBTQ2s+ coverage, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vanderbilt Employee Trans Health Coverage
For Vanderbilt employees, the University has opted into both Navitus’ requirements and benefits regarding hormone therapy and Aetna’s clinical policy regarding Gender Reassignment Surgery. Employees are still subject to requirements outlined by Navitus and/or Aetna for eligibility. To find out more about health care benefits for employees, contact Human Resources or visit their webpage under “Benefits” to find your specific representative.
Vanderbilt employees have the option to visit a therapist for free through the mental health program Lyra under Health and Wellness at Vanderbilt. Lyra therapists can assist you with any topic or issue you may be having in the workplace or personally. Those seeking counseling or therapy around gender dysphoria, being transgender, questioning their gender identity, or anything else associated with gender are also able to access Lyra for these reasons.
If you need to contact a Lyra specialist quickly, Lyra offers 24/7 concierge navigation support. Call 877-804-2856 for assistance.
Resources for Trans Patients at the Vanderbilt Medical Center