We are committed to providing holistic care to meet the needs of all students, while striving to reduce health inequities.

We work closely with our colleagues in Counseling and Psychological Services to provide multi-disciplinary care that is centered on the complex needs of OSU's transgender students.

Student Health Services (SHS)

Services
  • Primary care clinicians can provide hormonal therapy and referrals to specialists. Visits to SHS primary care clinicians are fully covered by the OSU Health Fee.
  • Clinicians also provide comprehensive preventative services for people of all genders (including PAP smears and age-appropriate prostate exams).
  • Information forms for feminizing medications (PDF) and for testosterone therapy (PDF) are used and are available for review of possible side effects and hoped for benefits.
  • Nursing staff are able to administer hormonal injections, as well as all immunizations.*
  • Laboratory services obtain necessary lab tests to monitor hormonal therapy.*
Insurance
  • Insurance office administers both the OSU Graduate PacificSource and Aetna Domestic and International platinum-rated health plans. Both OSU-sponsored plans (Aetna for domestic and international students and PacificSource for OSU-employed graduate students) have transgender care benefits. For more information, visit their websites:
Pharmacy
  • OSU Pharmacy dispenses hormonal therapies in addition to a full array of medications. The pharmacy will also bill students’ insurance plans.

*The OSU Health Fee does not cover lab, immunization nor injection fees. However, SHS can bill most insurance carriers for these services. Whether and what insurance companies will reimburse varies from plan to plan. Please visit the links to the OSU-sponsored plans above for more specific information about coverage by those plans.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)  

  • Counselors provide support and counseling for students who are questioning their gender identity, experiencing gender dysphoria, or transitioning. Their goal is to provide an open, supportive, and confidential environment for you to address the issues that are concerning you. SHS encourages students to work with a counselor if they are wishing to embark on transitioning.
  • CAPS has counselors who are qualified to provide any letters that may be recommended or required for treatment.
  • CAPS offers group counseling with different focuses, including the Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, Non-binary & Gender Questioning Support Group. The purpose of this group is to assist in community formation and identity exploration for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals.
  • Individual counseling is offered and aims to provide holistic care for each student.
  • Couples’ counseling is also available. Questioning one’s gender identity or deciding to make a transition can potentially have a profound effect on a person’s partner, as well.
  • Click here to access a PDF containing more information about all LGBTQAA support groups offered by CAPS.

Gender-inclusive restrooms

Click the legend icon (box with an arrow on the far left) to see all gender-inclusive restrooms on campus.

Additional information

Transgender Resources Pinterest board 

Assembled by the Pride Center, this board includes resources for transgender individuals and for anyone who wants to know more about gender identity. Includes specific resources for OSU students and Oregonians.

Beverly Park, Voice Teacher

Beverly empowers transgender students to present an accurate portrait of who they are, cultivating healthy, appropriate tools and techniques for long-term, honest vocal reflection. She can assist you in "finding" your voice by working on breath support, relaxation of the vocal mechanism (using resonant voice therapies and semi-occluded vocal fold exercises) and speech inflection.

She has experience with training cisgender and transgender male and female voices.  In addition to her BA and MM in Music, Beverly completed certification in Transgender Voice and Communication Training for Voice Clinicians.

The first lesson is complimentary, and her studio is in Corvallis.