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LGBTQ Health

OU Health Services strives to create a welcoming and fostering environment for all students. This includes primary care services, preventative health visits, mental health services, nutritional care services and more. We encourage you to talk to your health care provider openly about your sexual identity and gender identity as well as sexual behaviors and practices.  All information provided to your health care provide is strictly confidential. We offer screenings such as Pap smears, breast exams, STD testing, as well as maintenance hormone therapy.  

Preferred Names

Patients have the option to include a preferred name on their medical record (although we still need your full legal name on file) as well as the option to designate their gender as transgender. We also encourage patients to share the personal pronouns of their choice with our health care staff during their visit.

Hormone Therapy

Our providers can provide maintenance hormonal services for patients already on stable hormone regimens.  You will need to schedule an appointment for a consultation and medical record review before hormones can be prescribed.  We also provide assistance with referrals for those considering transition.

Annual Exams

If you need a Pap Smear or annual exam, you don't identify as female, and would prefer to not use the Women’s Center, please call the general clinic appointment line at 325-4441 option (1) and ask to be seen for an annual exam in the general clinic.

Gender Inclusive Restrooms

OUHS has gender inclusive restrooms located on all floors of the building throughout the clinic.

PrEP and PEP

Our pharmacy is happy to provide Pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) after meeting with a doctor. 

If you have insurance and are prescribed Truvada, you can use this voucher to help cover some of your co-payment. 

https://www.truvada.com/how-to-get-truvada-for-prep/truvada-cost

If you do not have insurance, this links to an online tool that will help PrEP navigators and their clients evaluate the cost and coverage for PrEP across on- and off-marketplace health plans.

https://nastad.checkbookhealth.org/prepcost/#/

“People who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) are members of every community. They are diverse, come from all walks of life, and include people of all races and ethnicities, all ages, all socioeconomic statuses, and from all parts of the country. The perspectives and needs of LGBT people should be routinely considered in public health efforts to improve the overall health of every person and eliminate health disparities”.  -Centers for Disease Control 

Campus & Health Resources

Campus Resources
Gender and Equality Centerhttp://www.ou.edu/gec.html
LGBTQ+ Student Groups on Campushttp://www.ou.edu/gec/lgbtq/get-involved/student-groups
Health Resources
Centers for Disease Control Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Healthhttps://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/

GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality

(previously known as Gay & Lesbian Medical Association)

http://glma.org/
US Library of Medicine, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Healthhttps://medlineplus.gov/gaylesbianbisexualandtransgenderhealth.html
World Professional Association for Transgender Healthhttps://www.wpath.org/
OU Medicinehttps://www.oumedicine.com/oumedicine/primary-care/patients-visitors/health-care-equality/health-care-equality-lgbtq-health-information

OU Health Services Staff Medical Allies:

Christy Barrett, PA-C
Nathan Boren, MD
Vanessa Cook
Danielle Cox, PT, DPT
Tinisha Drennon
Vivian Houng, MD
Kathy Kirk, APRN-CNP
Kye LeBoeuf
Vannesa McMillen
Buddy Norman
Alise Osis, PA-C
Maggie Pool, RN (2.0)
Katy Powers
Katie Qualls Fay (2.0)
Craig Rice, MD
Shay Ward

University Counseling Center Allies

Edwin E. Hill, MD
Scott Miller, PhD
Brittany Stewart, PhD
David Tiller, MD
Karen Vaughn, PhD
Justin Wyckoff, PhD