University of Oregon Health Center


The mission statement of the University Health Center is to prevent, modify and remove health-related barriers to students’ academic success and personal development. Additional roles for the University Health Center are to provide prevention, health promotion, and education services that enable students to take full advantage of their academic experience and to serve as the health and medical resource for the university community.

Charges

The fee to see a Physician or Nurse Practitioner is $15.

Students will be charged additional fees for laboratory tests, x-rays, prescriptions, immunizations, dental care, physical therapy, and other special services and supplies.

Information regarding billing can be found on the University of Oregon Health Center website here.

Services

The University Health Center (UHC) provides a wide variety of medical and health care services for currently enrolled University of Oregon students including:
•    General/primary medical care
•    Pharmacy
•    Dental Clinic
•    Nutrition
•    Stress Management
•    Substance Abuse
•    Suicide Prevention
•    X-ray facility
As well as Sexual Health services including:
•    CCare
•    Breast and testicular exams
•    Latex and latex free barriers provided at no cost (male and female condoms, dental dams and finger cots)
•    Contraception
•    Emergency contraception
•    HIV testing
•    STI testing and treatment
•    Sexual assault support

Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 5 PM
Saturday: 10 AM- 2 PM

1590 E. 13th Ave.
541-346-2770

Website:

http://healthcenter.uoregon.edu/


HIV Alliance


HIV Alliance

HIV Alliance supports individuals living with HIV/AIDS and helps the community prevent new HIV infections. HIV Alliance provides support, advocacy, referral services and emergency financial assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS.

Services include free HIV testing.

Testing times:
Monday: 5-7 PM
Tuesday: 5-7 PM
Thursday: 6-8 PM
Friday: 1-5 PM

Location:
1966 Garden Ave,
Eugene OR 97403

Contact information:
Lisa Smith
541-342-5088
lsmith@hivalliance.org

WEBSITE:
http://www.hivalliance.org/




Transition-Related Health Care


Some Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. What exactly is Gender Identity Disorder (GID)?

A. GID, also known as "transsexualism," is a medical diagnosis recognized by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), which is the American Psychiatric Association's encyclopedia of official diagnoses. The World Health Organization's International Classification of Diseases (ICD) recognizes that GID is "characterized by a persistent and intense distress about assigned sex, together with a desire to be, or insistence that one is, of the other sex."
The American Medical Association (AMA) established in a 2008 resolution that GID is a "serious medical condition" with symptoms including "distress, dysfunction, debilitating depression and, for some people without access to appropriate medical care and treatment, suicidality and death."

Q. Does every transgender person have GID?

A. No they do not, because not every transgender person experiences the distress associated with GID or requires medical transition.

Q. Can sex reassignment surgery (SRS) and/or hormone therapy be considered "medically necessary" by doctors for people with GID?

A. Yes, doctors have found such treatments to be medically necessary for many people. The AMA passed a resolution in 2008 recognizing "an established body of medical research" that "demonstrates the effectiveness and medical necessity of mental health care, hormone therapy, and sex reassignment surgery as forms of therapeutic treatment for many patience diagnosed with GID." Similar policy statements have been issued by a range of medical organizations, including the American Psychological Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the National Association of Social Workers, and WPATH.
Courts have repeatedly ruled that these treatments may be medically necessary and have recognized GID as a legitimate medical condition constituting a "serious medical need." Courts have also found that psychotherapy alone is insufficient treatment for GID, and that for some people, SRS may be the only effective treatment.

Q. Health insurance plans that exclude services related to gender transition often say they are "cosmetic" or "experimental." Is this true?

A. No. The myth that transition-related care is "cosmetic" or "experimental" is discriminatory and out of touch with current medical thinking. The AMA and WPATH have specifically rejected these arguments, and courts have affirmed their conclusion. In a case brought by Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD), O'Donnabhain v. Commissioner, for instance, the Internal Revenue Service lost its claim that such treatments were cosmetic and experimental when a transgender woman deducted her SRS procedures as a medical expense.

Q. Is it true that some health plans won't cover GID but will pay for the same treatments, as long as they are not related to gender transition?

A. Yes: Psychotherapy, hormone therapy, breast augmentation or removal, hysterectomy, and a range of other procedures are frequently covered for non-GID-related medical conditions, but are often denied if related to gender transition.
Such exclusions leave no room for individual medical assessments of the kind recommended by the AMA and other professional medical organizations. They also may be unconstitutional because they deny care to a group of people based on who they are.
For people who are incarcerated, courts have called these sorts of blanket policies "deliberate indifference" and ruled that they violate the Eighth Amendment prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.

Q. Do some employers and insurance companies cover GID?

A. Yes, a growing number of employers--including major firms such as Nike, Microsoft, and Google--are leading the way in this area by removing outmoded and disciminatory exclusions of transition-related health care and offering trans-inclusive coverage as part of diversity initiatives. Aetna, Cigna, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among providers now including coverage of transition-related health care, although it is up to each employer to make sure that a plan is inclusive. For more information, go to www.hrc.org/issues/workplace/benefits/transgender_inclusive_benefits.htm.

For more trans*-related resources, visit the Lambda Legal website. The text in this section was taken from "Transition-Related Healthcare" from Lambda Legal's Transgender Rights Toolkit.

University of Oregon Women's Center


The mission of the ASUO Women's Center is to advocate for the best educational and working environment for the women at the University of Oregon. We accomplish this by working toward societal change and the end of oppression and by supporting personal growth.

Open Monday - Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM
EMU, Suite 3 (On the first floor, across from the Craft Center)

541.346.4095
womenctr@uoregon.edu

Website:
http://pages.uoregon.edu/women/
Resource page:
http://pages.uoregon.edu/women/resources.html



Sexual Assault Support Services


Providing community education, outreach, advocacy and support to survivors of sexual violence and their families.

24 Hour Crisis/Support Lines:
541-343-SASS
1-800-788-4727 (within Oregon)
 
Monday-Friday: 9 AM - 4:00 PM

Office/Drop-In Center:
591 West 19th Avenue (corner of 19th & Jefferson)
Eugene, Oregon 97401

Business Line: 541-484-9791
Monday-Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Website:
http://www.sass-lane.org/
Resource Page:
http://www.sass-lane.org/infolinks



Women Space


Womenspace believes that each person has the right to lead a life free from violence and fear of abuse. All people have the desire and capacity to control their own lives. We seek to provide help and support to members of the community who are experiencing issues in domestic violence. Domestic violence can be emotional, physical, sexual or economic abuse. It is the most common and least reported crime in our country. If you or someone you know is facing domestic violence, click here to learn how we can help.

24 Hour Crisis Line:

541.485.6513
800.281.2800 (toll free)

Services include:

•    Emergency Shelter
•    Support Groups
•    Transitional Programs
•    Community Education
•    Legal Advocacy
•    Rural Advocacy
•    Crisis & Support Center

Contact the Crisis & Support Center today by calling (541) 485-8232.

Crisis & Support Center Services include:
•    Referrals & Information
•    Peer Counseling
•    Support Groups
•    Restraining & Stalking Order Assistance
•    Legal Advocacy
•    Safety Planning