Transgender Health Care

NEW: Change your preferred name, pronouns and gender identity in the confidential Student Health records! Log in to our Gateway portal and choose “Profile” from the left menu list. Once on this page you can edit any of the above information.

Our clinicians at Student Health and Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) can help you with everyday problems, as well as more specialized needs that may require a referral to surgeons, psychiatrists or endocrinologists.


We welcome your input on how we can improve our services related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning students. Please let us know by email:

Further information about Student Health is also available by calling (805) 893-5361.


●Call (805) 893-3087 to make an appointment, no need to give the reason for the visit. Physicians currently available are Ali Javanbakht, M.D. and Mary Ferris, M.D. You can also leave messages there, or email clinicians confidentially through Gateway on the Student Health website.

Ellen Kroll, R.N. (pronouns: she/her) is an Advice Nurse at Student Health available to help LGBTQ students navigate our healthcare services. You can contact her by confidential email through the Gateway portal on the Student Health website or by calling (805) 893-3368.

Han Koehle, (pronouns: they/them) is our Queer and Trans Health Advisor available to help LGBTQ students navigate our healthcare services. You can contact them by calling (805) 893-2535 or email

●Call (805) 893-3371 for the Advice Nurse or other appointments. Advice Nurses can also contacted confidentially through Gateway on the Student Health website, or in person without appointments needed during normal business hours.

●Visits to our Social Workers and Advice Nurses are provided at no charge. They can help you arrange care outside of UCSB. Call (805) 893-3087 to make an appointment with a Social Worker.

●Urgent Care is always available without an appointment. No charge for visits if you are covered by GHI student insurance; a small charge for others which you can bill to your insurance company.

●Psychiatrists, gynecologists and primary care clinicians are all available at Student Health. Call (805) 893-3371 or come in to Student Health for appointments.

Janet Osimo, Ph.D. – call (805) 893-4411 or come to CAPS building for urgent needs. You may request that your intake appointment be done on a day that she is on duty. No charge for visits. More information available at Counseling and Psychological Services Website.

genderneutral graphicStudent Health is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all students.

For your comfort, we have these single bathrooms available within our building: 

- Granada Clinic Waiting Room
- Sierra Clinic (connected to lab for specimen collection)
- Riviera Clinic (behind Information Desk)
- Physical Therapy (inside clinic)
- Health & Wellness Hallway