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LGBT Health

Student Health welcomes all students to come to our health center to utilize our many services.  We recognize that LGBT students may have specific concerns or issues that they want treated in a sensitive, caring, and comfortable environment. 

Looking for a particular provider?  Prefer a male or female provider?  Visit our Meet Our Staff page for provider bios.  All of our providers have experience with LGBT students and are open and eager to help with your health care needs.

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Health insurance

While much of the information regarding mandatory health insurance can be found on our Student Health Insurance page, there is some specific information that may be of interest to the LGBT community.

Did you know that the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) provides for partner coverage?
If you are enrolled in the SHIP Plan, voluntary coverage for your spouse/domestic partner and/or dependent child(ren) may be purchased.   Proof of domestic partnership must be submitted for students seeking coverage of their partners.  To view what documents are needed for proof of partnership, or to fill out the necessary form, please print the UNC System Wide Student Health Insurance Plan Domestic Partnership Affidavit and submit per the form's instructions.

Since the plan for spouse/domestic partner and/or dependent child(ren) is a voluntary plan, the benefits of the voluntary plan will be the only plan available to them. Any customized enhancements that ECU offers as part of the SHIP will not be available with the voluntary plan. A dependent's premium is paid directly online to Chartis Educational Markets, rather than through ECU.

While Student Health cannot treat non-student domestic partners or dependents, many local area offices are included in network with the SHIP coverage.  Have more questions?  Contact our insurance department at Student Health, (252) 328-6841, option 5 and we will be glad to help.

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