Thielen Student Health Center
Does Thielen Student Health Center see trans and gender non-conforming patients?
Yes. Thielen Student Health Center seeks to be a welcoming, comfortable environment for all students. Health center staff have been working on becoming more knowledgeable about health care needs for trans and gender non-conforming people. Currently, health center staff are prepared to meet general health care needs for trans and gender non-conforming students.
For more information about Thielen Student Health Center, see their website.
Can I start hormones using Thielen Student Health Center services?
At the moment, Thielen Student Health
Center cannot initiate hormone replacement therapy (HRT). However, the
staff can refer patients to providers in Iowa who can start the process
of getting on hormones.
If I already have a prescription for hormones, can I get it refilled at Thielen Student Health Center?
Yes. The pharmacy at Thielen Student
Health will refill hormone proscriptions, and the pharmacy makes it a
priority to provide students with prescriptions at the lowest cost
I'm nervous about visiting Thielen Student Health Center as a trans or gender non-conforming person, is there anyone I can contact for help?
Students who have questions or concerns
about how gender identity or expression might impact their visit at
Thielen Student Health Center are encouraged to contact:
Lois Smith, RN, 515-294-5890
Lois will be happy to answer
questions about what to expect at the clinic, and to discuss how Thielen
staff can assist students to make their visit comfortable and helpful.
Off-Campus and Local Health Care Providers
Where in Iowa can I find medical providers who are knowledgeable about trans health and/or gender transition?