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LGB/Q Health

The following are some SHS services that may be of interest to lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and other students at Penn (SHS serves students of all sexual orientations and gender identities). (Click here for information on our Transgender Health services):

  • LGB/Q-inclusive preventive care and well-adult visits/physicals
  • Sex-positive and judgment-free STI prevention counseling
  • Free condoms (just ask at the SHS cashier window)
  • Free rapid HIV testing
  • Prescriptions for PEP (HIV post-exposure prophylaxis)
  • Prescriptions for PrEP (HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis)
  • Treatment of uncomplicated HIV infection
  • Multi-site testing for gonorrhea and chlamydia (genital, throat, rectal)
  • Syphilis screening
  • Hepatitis A, B, and C screening
  • Vaccinations for Hep A, Hep B, Meningitis, Meningitis B, and HPV for all genders
  • Evaluation and treatment of STIs such as genital warts
  • Cervical cancer screening and evaluation of abnormal cervical Pap tests
  • Anal Pap testing if clinically needed

Remember

  • All services at SHS are confidential.
  • There are no copayments required for medical visits at SHS.
  • It doesn't matter which health insurance plan you have.
  • All full-time students are eligible to be seen (you've already paid for it through your university clinical fee). Part-time students may pay the annual (or semester) fee if they wish to be seen here.

Our LGBTQ Health Working Group oversees planning and protocols specific to the needs of LGB/Q and Transgender patients at SHS. Our team has special expertise in the area of LGBTQ Health, but all SHS staff are given essential training on LGBTQ inclusive care. Click here to meet our Working Group!

Click here to return to our LGBTQ Health overview page.