Health Insurance Information

Understanding Health Insurance Coverage

Navigating health insurance policies can be a challenging process, especially when seeking information for specific types of care. If you have questions after reviewing the resources on this page, send an email to and a LGBTQ Center staff member will connect you to someone who can help.

Purdue Health Insurance Coverage for Trans-Affirming Care


Purdue University’s student insurance plans provide coverage for hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and many gender affirming surgeries. For questions regarding Purdue student health insurance plans, contact the Health Insurance Office at the Purdue University Student Health Services.

For further information, contact the Health Insurance Office at the Purdue University Student Health Services or email


Purdue University's faculty and staff insurance plans provide coverage for hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and gender affirming surgeries. For questions regarding Purdue staff/faculty health insurance plans, contact Human Resources.

For further information, please email or contact Human Resources.

Determine If A Health Insurance Plan Covers Transition-Related Care

  • The best way to determine this is to ask your insurance company by calling the customer service phone number on the back of your insurance card.Some health insurance companies have stipulations regarding the coverage of certain transition-related procedures.  Use specific language to describe the type of hormone-replacement therapy and/or gender-affirming surgeries you are seeking coverage for and check to see if your insurance company requires documentation, pre-authorization, or pre-approval before they will approve coverage of the procedure(s).
  • If you are enrolled in a Purdue University staff/faculty or student health insurance plan, coverage is provided.
  • Review this 2012 guide to understanding trans-inclusive health care coverage from the Human Rights Campaign which may help you determine if your plan covers transition-related medical care.

Find A Health Insurance Plan That Covers Transition-Related Care

If you would like more information or resources for obtaining or navigating health insurance plans, please contact us at