Gender-Affirming Care & Resources

Gender-Affirming Healthcare

Please find relevant resources for gender-affirming healthcare linked below.

Health Insurance Coverage Policies

Georgetown University requires most students, according to registration criteria, to have health insurance. Eligible students are charged for and required to purchase the Premier Plan unless they timely waive with other coverage that meets the University’s requirements. Information about this coverage and general benefits questions can be found by visiting this site, or by emailing shi@georgetown.edu or calling 202-697-4883.

All health insurance policies in DC, including public and private health insurance plans that the D.C. government regulates (ie Medicaid, D.C. government employee insurance, and private plans sold on D.C.’s health exchange) are required to cover transition-related care.

DC Medicaid covers all treatments and procedures classified as medically necessary for transgender patients, including hormone therapy and some surgeries. A more detailed policy outline can be found at the links below.

Free Binders

Several DC area organizations provide free binders to those who need them. Please find links to these organizations below.

CAPS Trans and Non-Binary Support Group

This group is a safe and confidential place for those looking to discuss topics like gender identity and expression, coming out, relationships, family dynamics, and community/university concerns unique to trans and non-binary folks. It is also a place to gain support, give support, and generally share in community with other folks.

The group meets in-person at CAPS in Darnall Hall weekly on Thursday from 1-2pm. It is facilitated by Dr. Helen Rathburn, Psy.D. (she/they).

If you’re interested in joining, please reach out to Dr. Helen Rathburn (she/they) at hdr12@georgetown.edu.

Additional Health & Wellness Resources

Please find additional health & wellness resources, including mental health resources and additional affinity groups, here.