Last updated: September 2017
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UT Psychological Clinic
Address: 208 Conference Center Building; 600 Henley Street
Services: Individual counseling, couples counseling, testing and evaluations
Special Instructions: Not covered by student health fee. Fees are flexible and income-dependent. There is an intake fee of $40. Call to schedule your first appointment. Say “I want to work with Dr. Flores’s group” to make sure you’re working with the most supportive people available. They also can do evaluations for hormone treatment (some providers still require these) and for surgery. Those will be $25 an hour in addition to the $40 intake fee, and will generally take anywhere from 3-4 hours. There may be a waitlist depending on the time of year.
Address: 710 North Cherry Street
Services: Gender affirming hormone therapy and gyn services such as routine cancer screenings in a patient-focused and supportive environment, STI testing, and contraception. Once a patient-provider relationship has been established they provide letters for change of gender on legal documents.
Special Instructions: Not walking distance from campus. Affordable care, culturally competent providers. Birth control resupplies and pregnancy testing offered on a drop in basis during normal hours. All other services require an appointment. Appointments can be scheduled by phone or online at https://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-center/tennessee/knoxville/37914/knoxville-health-center-2610-91560.
UT Student Health Center
Address: 1800 Volunteer Blvd.
Services: Only currently enrolled students at UTK who have paid the health fee can be seen. Student insurance covers hormone treatment with testosterone injection, oral estrogen and the patch (though patch copays can get more expensive). Pharmacy on site.
Special Instructions: The only doctor at this location who prescribes hormones is Dr. Rebecca Morgan. Contact her receptionist Cat Janeway at 865-974-5663 to set an appointment and while on the phone identify yourself as wanting to be seen in the Gender Clinic. No letter of referral needed.
UT Student Counseling Center
Address: 1800 Volunteer Blvd. second floor
Services: Individual and couples counseling (up to 12 sessions per year), group therapy, psychiatric services. Initial services by drop-in M-F 10am-3:30pm (hours during summer and vacation vary). Must be an enrolled student to access services beyond drop-in. A confidential resource for sexual assault. Letters of referral for gender affirming hormone therapy can be provided.
Special Instructions: Contact Dr. Bonnie Benson-Palmgren (she/her/hers) at email@example.com.
Q Card Project
Services: Free Q Cards for you to fill in and give to your doctor to inform them of your name, pronouns, sexual orientation, gender identity and any topics you want to discuss with your healthcare provider. Q Card also has a tear-off panel with tips for providing sensitive care for queer and trans youth.
Lambda Law Society
Lambda Legal Help Desk
Services: the help desk offers useful information and help finding an attorney in your area; for up-to-date information on the laws in Tennessee visit: http://www.lambdalegal.org/states-regions/tennessee; information about your legal rights: http://www.lambdalegal.org/know-your-rights/article/trans-identity-documents
Special Instructions: See sections on Nondiscrimination, Stalking, and Incidents of Bias. Also click the link on the left of the page “Student Supports” to access information about many on-campus resources (including the Pride Center, Office of Equity & Diversity, etc.).
STUDENT HOUSING (on campus):
Address: 405 Student Services Building
Services: Offers academic year and calendar year housing contracts for multiple residence hall styles on campus. University Housing policy is to assign students based on the gender on file with Undergraduate Admissions.
Special Instructions: Contact the Assistant Director for Assignments and Accommodations directly to discuss individual student situations. (Currently Joel Kramer – firstname.lastname@example.org)
Services: Involves multiple offices and provides rapid follow-up.
What to report: A bias-related incident is any act of bigotry, harassment, intimidation, coercion, or damage to property by known or unknown perpetrators that occurs on campus or within an area that impacts the UT community and which an individual can reasonably conclude is directed at a member or a group of the UT community due to that individual’s or group’s actual or perceived age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any combination of these or related factors.
Address: 1800 Volunteer Blvd. second floor
Services: If you feel distressed, in crisis, or worried about a friend, call this Helpline, staffed by mental health professionals 24/7.
Address: Melrose Hall F (next to Hodges Library)
Services: Safe Space. Open M-R 9am-9pm and F 9am-6pm.
Special Instructions: https://www.facebook.com/UTKpridecenter/?fref=ts
Address: Humanities and Social Sciences Building
Services: Undergraduate LGBT social organization. Meets Wednesday 6-7pm in HSS 53-A.
Services: Graduate student social organization, monthly meetings/socials are usually held at an off-campus restaurant
Commission for LGBT People at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
The Commission is committed to the protection and advancement of LGBT students, faculty, and staff at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Meetings are the first Monday of every month at noon.
SOFFA (Significant Others, Friends, Family, Supportive Allies, Children (16 and up) of gender transition seeking Transgender/Transsexual persons internet group: http://www.alternativeshrinks.org/Resources.htm#SOFFA_Group
LGBT Rehab Center: http://www.rehabs.com/about/gay-lesbian-bisexual-transgender-rehab/