Student Health Services (SHS) is committed to providing high-quality, accessible healthcare to transgender and non-binary students. Our providers and staff are dedicated to affirming healthcare practices that create an inclusive and supportive environment. We utilize the Informed Consent Model of Care in an effort to reduce the barriers to medical transition.

Most gender affirming healthcare (GAH) medical treatments are covered by the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). Gender-affirming products are not always covered by health insurance. For students unable to pay these costs, Student Health Services works with the Dean of Students to subsidize costs for these important products.

Gender-affirming healthcare at SHS includes:
  • Primary and urgent care
  • Hormone therapy
  • Letters and referrals for gender-affirming surgery
  • Mental health services, including short-term counseling and LGBTQ+ group therapy
  • Referrals to other gender-affirming healthcare providers in the Boston area

To contact SHS about Gender Affirming Healthcare, or schedule an appointment with a Gender-Affirming Healthcare Team provider for general appointments and gender-related healthcare needs, log on to and choose ‘Messages,’ ‘New Message,’ and then ‘Gender Affirming Healthcare.” You can also call SHS at (617) 353-3575.

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