Gender Affirming Care at Carleton

At the GSC, we want to make sure that trans & nonbinary students have access to the support they need. Read through our FAQ below to learn about gender affirming healthcare and resources provided at Carleton.

If you want to talk to someone about seeking gender affirming care, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

What kind of gender affirming care can I receive at Carleton as a trans/nonbinary person?

While Carleton Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) does not currently prescribe gender-affirming hormone therapy, SHAC provides the following services for students seeking Gender Affirming Care: 

  • Initial consultations with students who have not yet started hormone therapy to discuss what to expect
  • Referrals to off-campus providers who prescribe hormone therapy 
  • Injection teaching and administration 
  • Follow-up lab draws (e.g., blood tests) with orders from prescriber 
  • Help navigating any questions or concerns along the way

Which off-campus providers does SHAC refer students to?

SHAC usually refers students seeking gender-affirming hormone therapy to the Women’s Health Center in Northfield. In spite of its name, the center provides gender-affirming care to all students, regardless of gender identity or assigned sex at birth.

What if I’m not under Carleton’s insurance, or I can’t use my family’s insurance plan?

For students who are uninsured or underinsured, SHAC recommends the following off-campus health providers which offer services on a sliding scale: 

Does Carleton provide off-campus transportation for students receiving gender-affirming care?

While Carleton does not provide transportation to off-campus providers, we recommend reserving a fleet vehicle, asking for a ride on CarlsList, or using a local transportation service, such as City Gal Transportation.

Can I get lab work done through SHAC if I’m not under Carleton’s insurance plan?

If Lab Corp is in-network for your insurance provider, you may get your labs drawn through SHAC.

Who can I talk to if I want advice or additional information?

We’re here to support you! You may schedule a one-on-one with our Director or Assistant director.

You may also schedule an appointment with SHAC.