There are many resources available on and off campus at UC Davis for the Transgender community. Here are a few to get you started:
- Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Intersex Asexual Resource Center (LGBTQIA RC)
- Women’s Resources and Research Center (WRRC)
- Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS)
Counseling Services offers the following confidential services:
- Individual crisis and consultation appointments
- Brief individual therapy
- Psychiatric consultation and medication evaluation
- Group therapy
- Referral for long-term individual psychotherapy
- Educational programs
- Referral to and coordination of care with health providers at Student Health
Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) offers both medical and mental health urgent care services on the first floor of the Student Health and Wellness Center during normal hours of operation. For urgent needs you can call or walk in to speak with an advice/triage nurse 530-752-2349. The nurse will discuss your concerns and determine if urgent care is appropriate. You can schedule an intake appointment by calling 530-752-2349.
Student Health ad Counseling Services offers the following confidential services:
- Medical examination and assessment of health status
- Nutritional counseling
- Referral and coordination of care with other professionals.
- Educational programs, peer education
- SHIP insurance consultations and new Transgender care coverage: hormone replacement coverage; referral and coverage for top and bottom surgery.
To schedule an appointment with Student Health call 530-752-2300. Contact physician to request specific transgender health services: Dr. Michelle Famula
Women’s Resources and Research Center
- Campus outreach and programming on body image
- Campus referrals and community therapist list
- Information on “how to help a friend”
- Body image and eating disorders book lists
- Library resources and student computers
WRRC is located on the 1st floor of North Hall. Call 530-752-3372 or visit the website: http://wrrc.ucdavis.edu for more information.
SHIP Coverage for Transgender Students
The UC Davis' Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP) offers coverage of hormone and surgery benefits for transgender students. As part of facilitating this coverage, Counseling Services has formed a consultation group consisting of UC Davis medical providers, UC Davis mental health providers, and community mental health providers. This group is the Consultation Team for Transgender Care (CTTC).
If you are interested in transgender health care coverage at UC Davis for any reason, please feel free to contact Jezzie Zimbardo, Community Counselor at the LGBTQIA Resource Center and chair of the CTTC at [email protected].
- Gender Health Center
The Gender Health Center is a non-profit organization meeting the counseling needs of the WHOLE community in Sacramento and the surrounding areas by making our services accessible to the most underserved communities, including the LGBTQQI community and focusing on the "T" or transgender. At the Gender Health Center, we strive to provide excellent counseling/therapy services to anyone who expresses the need as well as anyone who self identifies or is perceived to be gender variant. Our services embrace the psychological well-being and self-fulfillment of individuals coming out and/or beginning or in the transition process in a safe, supportive and welcoming environment. The Gender Health Center offers sliding scale fees.
- Sutter Gender Identity Support Group
The Sutter Gender Identity Support Group meets on the third Saturday of every month at 6:30 P.M. We meet at the Sutter General Hospital, 2nd floor Conference Room C, 2801 L St, Sacramento.
- River City Gems
A Resource For Crossdressing and Transgender Support in Sacramento and Northern California.
- Sacramento Trans Families
Trans Families Sacramento is a support group for transgender and transsexual people, their parents, partners, children, other family members, friends, and supportive others. Sacramento Trans Families provides referrals, literature, and over-the-phone information on all transgender issues. The group meets on the third Tuesday of every month at Saint Mark's Church (2391 Saint Mark's Way, on the second floor of the education building) as a part of the PFLAG meeting from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
- FTM Early Transition Group
A support group for FTMs in early transition. They meet on the first Tuesday of every month from 6-8pm.
- Q-Spot The Q-Spot Drop-In Center is located in the lower level of the Center and is open to youth ages 13-22 seven days a week from 3-6 p.m. The Q-Spot provides a safe place for LGBT youth to have access to simple meals and snacks, hang out with friends, play games, watch TV/DVDs/YouTube, listen to music and learn new skills. Youth mentors are on hand to help you access services including healthcare, housing, food, employment and education. We can also help you with homework, writing a resume, and offer college prep workshops. We have access to free and confidential HIV testing and safe sex kits through our health programs. We recently installed a washer and dryer to compliment our existing fresh shower complete with linens, and donated shampoo, conditioner and body washes. Should any youth need it, we have limited care packages with essentials and smaller toiletry bags with necessary body care items.
- Sacramento Area Rainbow Kids
We are a group of families who gather together for support, education, and community to help raise our transgender, gender variant, gender non-conforming or gender questioning children (4-18 years old) in a supportive and loving manner. We recognize that every child and every family has their own journey and has different levels of acceptance and beliefs. Meetings are on the Second Sunday of every month from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. We are not a professional organization, however we are happy to assist with recommendations to reliable and supportive professionals in our community for mental health, medical, and legal assistance. We are here to share our stories, our fears, our experience and our hope for a future of well adjusted children who are accepted for who they are in their hearts. We are not affiliated with any religious, or professional organizations. We know that safety, privacy and security are paramount for our families and we respect each family's individual privacy needs.
- Transgender Law Center
The Transgender Law Center work with community members and allies to make California a state in which all can fully and freely express their gender identities. On our site, you’ll find one of the nation’s most comprehensive collections of resources on transgender law, information about our innovative projects, and tons of other stuff.
- Lyon-Martin Health Services
Lyon-Martin provides personalized healthcare and support services to women and transgender people who lack access to quality care because of their sexual or gender identity, regardless of their ability to pay. Because of widespread discrimination and misunderstanding, transgender people often avoid healthcare. At Lyon-Martin, we have created a trans-affirmative environment that encourages patients to develop an ongoing relationship with one of our transgender specialists that goes beyond just getting hormones and looks at all of their health and wellness needs.
Activism and Organizations
- Transgender Law Center: www.transgenderlawcenter.org
- Sylvia Rivera Law Project: www.srlp.org
- Audre Lorde Project: www.alp.org
- TGI Justice Project: www.tgijp.org
- National Center for Transgender Equality:www.transequality.org
- FTM International: www.ftmi.org
- Gender Education and Advocacy: www.gender.org
- GenderPAC: www.gpac.org
- International Foundation for Gender Education: www.ifge.org
- Intersex Society of North America: www.isna.org
- Remembering our Dead: www.gender.org/remember/
- The Survivor Project: www.survivorproject.org
- Gendercrash: www.gendercrash.com
- FORGE – For Ourselves: Reworking Gender Expression:www.forge-forward.org
- Planet Out: www.planetout.com/
- World Professional Association for Transgender Health or WPATH (formerly HBIGDA): www.wpath.org
- Getting Real About FTM Surgery (1994):www.gender.org/vaults/getting_real.html
- TGStation: www.tgstation.org
- Transgender Support Site (for MTF):www.heartcorps.com/journeys
- TransGender Care: www.transgendercare.com
- Trans Health – Online Magazine: http://trans-health.com
- Trans Youth Family Advocates: http://www.imatyfa.org
- Youth MTF transition: www.tsroadmap.com/early/earlyindex.html
Families, Partners and Friends
- PFLAG’s T-Net:community.pflag.org/NETCOMMUNITY/Page.aspx?pid=380&srcid=194
- COLAGE (for children of trans people):www.colage.org/programs/trans/
- Trans Forming Families: aiyiyi.com/transbook/