LGBT Students

We welcome our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer, intersex, and asexual students … and students who prefer no labels at all.

Our staff members strive to deliver affirmative and supportive services for our patients and clients of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions. We encourage you to be open with your health care providers about your needs and concerns so we can provide you with the best care possible.

Cornell Health is proud to participate in Cornell's Safer People: Safer Places LGBTQA Support Network, which seeks to create a safer and more inclusive environment for all members of the campus community by reducing heterosexism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, and queerphobia.

Medical care

  • Visit our Medical Care section to learn about the full range of medical support we offer
  • Our Sexual Health Care page provides information about safer-sex resources (e.g., sexual health counseling, safer sex products, PrEP, and STI/HIV testing and treatment)
  • Refer to our Sexual Health & Relationships page for additional resources to support healthy relationships and sexual health
  • Visit our Gender Services page to learn more about our services for transgender students
  • Our Pharmacy provides prescription and non-prescription medication, self-care supplies, and consultation to help our campus community members stay healthy

Counseling & support

Many students find themselves questioning, expanding, refining, or claiming their sexual orientation and relationship preferences during their college years.

If you are struggling with any aspect of your identity – including gender and sexual orientation, relationships, coming out, etc. – we hope you will seek support. Students may find it helpful to talk with a counselor to explore and navigate these parts of their lives. When making a counseling appointment, you can request a counselor with expertise in sexuality and/or LGBTQ issues. You may also stop by a Let’s Talk walk-in consultation site to speak with a counselor without an appointment. Transgender students can obtain counseling and support through Cornell Health’s Gender Services.

Support for victims of bias-related incidents: At Cornell, there are policies that prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and other factors. If you are the victim of a bias incident, help is available. Please refer to our Assault & Harassment page for support resources – at Cornell Health, and elsewhere on campus.

Coming out to a health care provider

We hope you will feel comfortable sharing information about yourself with your Cornell Health providers. And when seeking sexual health care page, we encourage you to confide in your provider openly about your sexual health history (including your partners, behaviors, concerns) so they can give you the highest-quality care possible. Please be assured that we will respect your needs, concerns, and personal journey, and will maintain your confidentiality.

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