If students are currently receiving hormone therapy through injections, students can receive hormone injections at Student Health Services provided they obtain the medication at a pharmacy and bring it to Student Health Services. We can also refill prescriptions and teach self-injection to students who are interested. Prescriptions for oral medication can also be written. It is generally necessary to obtain medical records of previous treatment.
For comprehensive services, we are currently referring students to St. John's Transgender Health Program and the Los Angeles LGBT Center. UCLA Gender Health Program also provides comprehensive gender health services to students.
PEP / PrEP Therapy
PEP stands for Post-Exposure Prophylaxis and involves taking HIV medication following a potential HIV exposure to prevent infection.
PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV and involves taking a medication called Truvada every day to prevent HIV infection.
TRUVADA for PrEP® (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is a prescription medicine that can help reduce the risk of getting HIV-1 through sex, when taken every day and used together with safer sex practices.
Students may schedule an appointment with one of our medical providers to discuss their need for these therapies, and may be given a prescription for the medication. There is some coverage through the UHCSR insurance plan for PEP/PrEP therapy. Los Angeles LGBT Center is another resource that provides free PrEP consultation over the phone or in person; financial assistance information is available as well. Please visit freetesting.org for more information.
Additional Campus Resources
- Counseling Services
- Center for Diversity - LGBTQ Resources
- Map of All-Gendered Bathrooms
- LGBTQ+ Working Group - Please contact Taso Dimitriadis from the Caltech Center for Diversity to learn more.
Caltech is a place where all members of the LGBTQ community are welcomed and valued for their unique, individual identities.