Health and Wellness

Because Ohio State prioritizes the health and wellbeing of every Buckeye, both general and LGBTQ-specific health care services are available on campus.

Mental Health

A variety of mental health services, including individual and group counseling, trans-specific mental health resources, suicide prevention programming and crisis support, are available to Ohio State's LGBTQ+ undergraduate, graduate and professional students.

View a detailed list of mental health services.

Sexual Health 

The Student Life Student Wellness Center offers services dedicated to sexual health, including free services available to all Ohio State students. 

The Student Life Multicultural Center partners with the Student Wellness Center to offer free walk-in HIV and STI testing.

Fall Semester Hours (beginning September 17, 2018) are as follows:

  • Monday: 4:30-8:30 p.m. in the Multicultural Center
  • Tuesday: 4:30-8:30 p.m. in the Multicultural Center
  • Wednesday: 4:30-8:30 p.m. in the Student Wellness Center

Visit swc.osu.edu/services/sexual-health/hiv-sti-testing for additional information about HIV/AIDS and STI testing through the Student Wellness Center.

Health Insurance Coverage

The Student Life Student Health Insurance (SHI) Benefits Plan covers many services for transgender health care and transition-related care, including treatment for sexual reassignment surgery and other treatment for gender dysphoria, including counseling, hormone therapy and laboratory testing. 

Review details of the SHI Benefits Plan and transition-related medical expenses

If you would like to speak to a SHI staff member who specializes in information to support students seeking transgender services, please contact SHI at 614-688-7979 or shi_info@osu.edu and specify your needs – your inquiry will be directed to the appropriate staff member.