Transition-Related Health Coverage

Trans UmbrellaStudent health insurance at Hopkins has provisions for trans-inclusive care. Hormones and gender confirmation surgery are covered as any other medical procedure would be. Employees of JHU and JHMI have similar levels of coverage.

Johns Hopkins University Student Health Benefit Plan

The Student Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) is administered by Consolidated Health Plans, Inc., and has contracted with Cigna. You are eligible for this plan if you are a student at Whiting Engineering, Krieger Arts & Sciences, SAIS, Carey, or the School of Education. For information about the SHBP, visit The Plan allows coverage for “gender reassignment surgery” after a series of criteria are met; these criteria are available in the SHBP brochure.

Johns Hopkins EHP Student Health Program

This plan is for students enrolled at the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and School of Public Health. Students are eligible for the EHP Student Health Program, which you can learn more about via the EHP website. PDF Document: Specifics of the transition-related coverage are available here.

Hopkins Employee Health Care

Beginning in January 2016, employees at the Johns Hopkins University will be eligible for transition-related health care coverage (including hormones and surgery), covered in much the same way any other medical procedure would be. As this is a new policy, we are still learning more about the specifics and would welcome any insight that people have about their experiences accessing the coverage. More information about the coverage is here.