OFFICE HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 8:00am to 5:00pm • Friday: 8:00am to 3:00pm
AFTER-HOURS CRISIS SUPPORT & VICTIM ASSISTANCE: 303-615-9911
The Health Center at Auraria offers healthcare to transgender and gender expansive individuals. Services include Gender Affirming Hormone Treatment (GAHT), Medical and Mental Health Services.
Gender Affirming Hormone Treatment (GAHT)
There are two types of GAHT which are given based on the goal of treatment.
Feminizing Hormone Therapy – for transgender women, intersex people or gender expansive people. Oral and injectable medications are available.
Masculinizing Hormone Therapy – for transgender men, intersex people or gender expansive people. Injectable and topical medications are available.
The GAHT Appointment
Each person who accesses care is unique and because of this it may take several appointments to determine if GAHT is suitable and safe for the individual.
A diagnosis is required in order to prescribe GAHT. The diagnostic code that is assigned is “Gender Dysphoria”, is sometimes automatically coded as “Gender Identity Disorder”. This is standardized by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and all medical providers in the United States use the same standards. Gender Dysphoria is defined as the distress that may be associated with the incongruity between sex assigned at birth and current gender identity. If GAHT is prescribed, the intent is to reduce distress and improve quality of life.
GAHT & Informed Consent
Primary Care Services
Mental Health Services
Health Insurance Coverage
*Currently available to MSU Denver students 9 or more credits and CU Denver International Students.
Call for additional information or to schedule an appointment.
Transgender & Gender Expansive Resources
Appointments for CCD Students.
Tivoli 245 | 303-352-3205
MSU Denver Counseling Center
Appointments for MSU Denver Students.
Tivoli 651 | 303-615-9988
CU Denver Counseling Center
Appointments for CU Denver Students.
Tivoli 454 | 303-315-7270
24/7 Mental Health and Victim Assistance Crisis Line
Available for all students, faculty, and staff on campus.
LGBTQ Student Resource Center
Support and advocacy center available for all students on campus.
Tivoli 213 | 303-615-0515
Transgender Center of the Rockies
Offers counseling (sliding scale); drop-in center, groups, outreach, education, advocacy.
GLBT Colorado (The Center)
Advocacy, planning, events.
Out Boulder County
Support, local programming/ events, and resources.
Colorado Name Change Project
Information/forms on how to update name and gender marker in Colorado.
It Takes a Village TransAction Program
Provides support, outreach, help finding resources, groups and HIV prevention/ care.
One Colorado Advocacy
Organization dedicated to advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Coloradans and their families.
Boulder Valley Women’s Health
Affirming health services and medical providers who prescribe hormones.
Denver Health LGBTQ+ Center of Excellence
Medical care including some surgeries.
Trans Health Boulder County
Resource list and provider search.
A non-profit community-based organization that provides free sexual health services and sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing.
UCHealth Integrated Transgender Program
Services include routine health maintenance, surgical procedures, mental health, hormone therapy and much more.
Education, support, and sexual and reproductive health services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and intersex patients.
Urban Peak Overnight Shelter
Drop-in center, education, and employment programming, supportive housing for 15-24 years old.
The Gathering Place Daytime
Drop-in center serving individuals who are experiencing poverty, many of whom are also experiencing homelessness.
Gay and Straight Alliance
Advocacy, education and resources with local organizations.
LGBT National Help Center
Searchable list of resources.
Promotes unity within LGBTQ community and aims to strengthen bonds with LGBTQ individuals and their families and communities.
It Gets Better Project
Communication to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth that it gets better, and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.
AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists)
Search option to find local certified therapists who are AASECT certified.
National Coalition for Sexual Freedom
Mostly aimed at those who participate in alternative lifestyles such as BDSM, polyamory, and kink.
Search option for local therapists. (When seeking a therapist, consider finding one that is certified through AASECT).
Extensive collection of articles, links, and resources
LGBT National Youth Talkline
Provides telephone, online private one-to-one chat, and email peer-support, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.
1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-245-7743) [email protected]
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
Support hotline “staffed by transgender people for transgender people.”
The Trevor Project
National crisis intervention and suicide prevention hotline for LGBTQ youth ages 13-24.
Disclaimer: This information is offered as a public service and the Health Center at Auraria does not recommend or endorse any specific provider or service. The resource list is provided for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment.