Fresno State students express a spectrum of sexual and gender identities. Our staff strives to be sensitive to and address the sexuality and gender concerns that our students bring.
If you feel we do not appropriately address your concerns, please let us know. You can provide your feedback using our online form or by contacting one of our Safe Zone Allies.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can the Student Health and Counseling Center use my preferred name?
Let our front office staff know your preferred name when you arrive for your appointment. We will make every effort to use your preferred name during your visit. Since laboratory records are medical-legal documents, our laboratory will use your legal name when submitting lab specimens.
All students have the option to change their preferred name at the University. For more information on this process, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does the Student Health and Counseling Center offer hormone therapy services?
While the Student Health and Counseling Center is currently unable to provide hormone therapy, Planned Parenthood (on Fulton Street) does. For more information on these services and what to expect during your first visit, click here or call 559.488.4900.
Am I eligible for Family PACT services?
Family PACT is a state-funded program that provides some reproductive health services based on a person's birth sex. Eligibility for Family PACT is based on your self-reported income and family size, and your ability to become pregnant or cause a pregnancy. We ask that you fill out the Family PACT paperwork using your birth sex.
Family PACT may cover testing for sexually transmitted infections including HIV, and some parts of your physical exam if you are at risk for pregnancy or causing a pregnancy.
For more on Family PACT, click here.
Does the Student Health and Counseling Center offer AIDS/HIV testing?
Yes. 4th generation HIV testing is available at the Student Health and Counseling
Center, along with testing for other sexually transmitted infections (STI). Most STI
tests are available at no cost to students covered by the Family PACT program. For
students who are not eligible for Family PACT, there is no charge for a screening
HIV test. If the screening test is positive, there may be a charge for follow-up testing.
Where can I find a gender inclusive restroom?
The Student Health and Counseling Center currently has one gender inclusive restroom located in the Wellness Resource Room.
Who are Safe Zone Allies within the Student Health and Counseling Center?
Safe Zone Allies are those Fresno State staff and faculty who are safe, open and welcoming to members of the LGBTQ+ community. These representatives have attended a specific number of events to become familiar with the concerns of and ways to advocate for the LGBTQ+ community.
Georgianna Negron Long, Health Educator
Lisa Risch, Victim Advocate
For a complete list of Safe Zone Allies at Fresno State, click here.
Where can I go to learn more about LGBTQ+ services at Fresno State?
The Cross Cultural and Gender Center offer various LGBTQ+ programs and services including discussion groups, panels, workshops, and more.
To learn more about these services, click here.