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Skidmore College
Health Services

Gender Affirming Care

Laboratory testing 

When a provider outside of Skidmore Health Services is managing your hormones, lab work ordered by your outside provider can be performed at the Health Center. Please ask your current provider to fax a copy of lab orders to 518-580-5556. The orders will be reviewed to confirm that there is no special handling that prohibits us from collecting the test.  We will call you to schedule an appointment or provide alternative locations. 

Assistance with injections 

Nurses in Health Services are available to assist students with learning how to self-inject hormones as prescribed. Students may bring a friend or partner with them to learn these steps or to provide support. Many students feel more comfortable giving themselves injections after one or two visits with a nurse.

For students who wish to self-inject, nurses can provide support and guidance without specific documentation from the provider who prescribes the medication. If a student would like the nurse to administer the injection, the following documentation is needed from the prescribing provider in advance: 

  • Medication name 
  • Route (how the medication is given)  
  • How often to give the medication 
  • Date until which the medication order is valid 
  • Date of student’s last dose 
  • Lab work or other requirements in order to continue administering 
  • Signature of health care provider (New York State law) 
Gender Inclusive Bathrooms 

All bathrooms within Health Services are gender inclusive. Additional gender inclusive bathrooms on campus: 

Peer Health Educator Map on Instagram 

Detailed list/information from the Office of Student Diversity Programs 


All services and conversations with Health Services staff are considered Personal Health Information and thus require a specific release of information to be shared with anyone outside of Health Services. Unless authorized by the patient,Health Services staff may not share information about gender identity with parents or guardians.   




  • Folx – online gender affirming care 
  • Outcare - Find an LGBTQ+ Affirming Healthcare Provider 
  • CDC LGBT Health Services – state-by-state resources, including mental health providers