LGBTQ+ Healthcare Resources

Resources at Columbia

Columbia University Human Resources (for faculty and staff):

Benefits Enhancements for Employees
Columbia is proud to announce recent enhancements to Human Resources benefits that impact LGBTQ+ employees. For the most updated information, please visit the Columbia University Human Resources website.

Columbia Health (for students):

Columbia Health provides extensive virtual and on-campus healthcare programs and services for students on the Morningside campus* and the organization is committed to providing inclusive support for LGBTQ+ students. Columbia Health comprises Alice! Health Promotion and the Gay Health Advocacy Project (GHAP), Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS), Disability Services, Medical Services, Sexual Violence Response (SVR), and the Student Health Insurance Office.

In particular, GHAP welcomes students of all gender identities and orientations, is especially committed to LGBTQ students, and offers virtual and in-person services including: HIV test counseling and treatment management, PrEP and PEP consultations, STI testing information, birth control education, and individual and group support by peers and professional staff.

In addition, the Transgender and Gender Expansive Team (TGET) at Columbia Health, an interdisciplinary group of clinicians and health professionals at Columbia Health, is committed to working collaboratively with and providing gender-affirming resources, services, and support to Columbia’s transgender and gender expansive students. Find information on transgender and gender-expansive healthcare services such as sexual and gender identity concerns specialists, hormone therapy, LGBTQ support and sexual health peer counseling, gender-affirming surgery consultation, and more on their website.

Students on the Columbia Student Health Insurance Plan can work with the Student Health Insurance Office to navigate coverage for gender affirming care, understanding the school insurance plan, and obtaining coverage for medications.

*Disability Services provides services for the CUIMC campus and Sexual Violence Response is available for all Columbia community members.

The Program for the Study of LGBT Health

The Program for the Study of LGBT Health promotes the health and wellness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and communities through the key areas of research, clinical practice, education, and innovative policy development.

Resources at Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Student Health on Haven
Counseling Center

Resources at Barnard College

Health Services
Furman Counseling Center

External Organizations

Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC)
The Gay Men’s Health Crisis fights to end the AIDS epidemic and uplift the lives of all affected.

Callen Lorde 
Callen-Lorde Community Health Center provides sensitive, quality health care and related services targeted to New York’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities — in all their diversity — regardless of ability to pay.

National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network
National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network is an interactive digital directory.

The Anti-Violence Project
AVP empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through counseling and advocacy.