We’re here to serve you.
We understand that concerns about discrimination and being misunderstood contribute to your overall experience with a health care provider. We want to take those stressors away and focus on your health and well-being. Our promise to you is to continue to educate our staff and improve systems to welcome and serve all patients, inclusive of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
Steps we are taking to be more inclusive
Our EHR system allows for patients to indicate their sex assigned at birth alongside their current gender during the intake process. Our staff will use your name and/or pronoun during your visit.
We offer single stall, gender-neutral lockable restrooms located on the first and second floors of University Health Services.
For our staff, we incorporate training and education about our LGBTQIA+ population’s experiences and health needs. We are partners with the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement and LGBTQIA+ Programming and Initiatives and participate in events on campus to bring awareness to our services and support.
What to expect from us
We invite you to share openly and honestly with us. During office visits, we ask all patients questions relevant to their reason for the visit. This can cover topics such as personal medical history, use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, sexual behavior, and family medical history. We want you to feel comfortable. Please know that we are gathering this information to better meet your health needs.
Services we offer
If we are unable to offer a particular service, we will work with you to refer you to the appropriate facility.
University Health Services can now refer patients to Open Arms Healthcare Center in Jackson, MS. Open Arms’ clinical team is a diverse group of well-trained healthcare professionals with the necessary cultural competence to serve underinsured and underrepresented populations with a particular understanding of the needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community.
Some of the many services offered:
- Hormone Therapy
- Mental Health
- HIV Counseling and Testing
- Reproductive/Sexual Health
- Accepts most insurances
- Sliding scale fee option for those with no insurance
- Payment Plans available with credit card
*No one will be denied services for lack of ability to pay*
Ask our staff about a referral today!
The Mississippi State Department of Health is now offering free online services for information and advice on sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV, and treatment such as PEP through Crossroads Clinic in the Jackson Medical Mall in Jackson, MS.
To schedule a virtual clinic appointment, call 601-432-3066.
You can also speak with their PrEP navigator to find out whether PrEP is the right prevention for you. Call 601-432-3201.
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UM LGBTQIA+ Programming & Initiatives
National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention