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Transgender Health Care


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Understanding that each student has their own unique needs: medically, psychologically, and biologically, UCSB Student Health Service's collaborative team of professionals supports students with an integrative and holistic approach to health and wellness.




How to make an appointment:

If you are interested in transition or gender affirming medical services, please make an appointment through your patient portal or you can join the line to speak to a scheduling specialist.

Other ways to reach us:

  • Send a confidential email message through Gateway on the Student Health Service website;
  • Leave a confidential voicemail (805) 893-3368

Gender Affirming Services available at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS):

  • Single session therapy
  • Short term therapy
  • Knowledgeable referrals to community resources for long term therapy
  • Group counseling: TRANSformative and True Selves
  • Letter of support for gender affirming surgeries and procedures (no letter is required to start hormone therapy at UCSB)


CAPS is separate from Student Health, with their main office near Storke Tower. Click here to be taken to the Service Request Form to set up a CAPS appointment.



We welcome your input on how we can improve our services related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning students. There are several ways to provide feedback, please see our feedback page.

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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