Gender Services 

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Health Care Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Barnes Center at The Arch hosts holistic gender services that support students who are transgender, those questioning their gender identity and those considering gender transition (medically or surgically). Medical Services are provided by Karen Nardella, MD, health care medial director, and Marilyn Niland MS FNP-BC, nurse practitioner. Students are invited to establish care with Barnes Center at The Arch Health Care by calling 315.443.8000 or through the Patient Portal.

Gender Services 

  • Training, continuation and monitoring of hormone injections for those with a pre-existing prescription and care plan. (Please schedule an appointment prior to the start or continuation of injections.)
  • Gender affirming care
  • General wellness exams
  • Initiation of gender affirming hormones
  • Counseling services
  • Nutritional counseling for hormone therapy.
  • Official letters and documentation of name and gender (e.g. passports, drivers licenses and more).
  • Gender affirming health and wellness supplies available within and for order through the Pharmacy.
  • Gender identities, pronouns and preferred name may be changed in the Patient Portal.

For questions or additional information, please email the Barnes Center at The Arch, or call 315.443.8000.

Additional Resources

Dr. Anthony Deboni

Address: 5898 Bridge St. # 403, East Syracuse, NY 13057
Phone number: 315.663.0112
Fax: 315.663.0132
Details: Provider offers top surgery.

Dr. Erin Hill, Dr. Suzanne Bartol-Krieger

Address: 475 Irving Ave Ste 108, Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone number: 315.671.0070
Details: Provider offers gynecologic care for trans men.
For more information, please visit the  Loftus, Ryu & Bartol, MDs, PC website.

Dr. Karen Teelin

Address: Upstate Pediatric & Adolescent Center (UPAC), 3rd floor, Adolescent Medicine 90 Presidential Plaza, Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone number: 315.464.5831
Details: For pediatric and adolescents to 21 years of age. Currently, there is a waiting list.
For more information, please visit the  Upstate University Hospital webpage for Dr. Karen Teelin.

Southern Finger Lakes Planned Parenthood

Address: 620 W Seneca Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone number: 607.273.1513
For more information, please visit the Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes website.

Upstate University Hospital – Specialty LGBTQ Primary Care

Address: 750 E Adams St., Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone number: (Call or text to schedule an appointment.) 315.878.7554
Details: Anal colposcopy, gender affirming hormones and care, GYN/pelvic exams, Hepatitis C treatment, mental health services and referrals, prep and HIV care, substance use assessment and more. For more information, please visit the Upstate Medical University website.

ACR Health

Address: 627 W Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone number: 315.475.2430
For more information, please visit the ARC Health website.

CNY American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Address: 753 James Street,  # 8, Syracuse, NY 13203
Phone number: 315.471.2821
For more information, please visit the CNY American Civil Liberties Union website.

CNY Pride

Phone number: 315.210.8690
For more information, please visit the CNY Pride website.

Syracuse University LGBT Resource Center

Address: 548 Bird Library, Syracuse, NY 13244
Phone number: 315.443.3983
For more information, please visit the Syracuse University LGBT Resource Center website.

The Transgender Alliance of CNY

For more information, please visit the Transgender Alliance of CNY website.

Transgender Health Services Network of CNY

For more information, please visit the Transgender Health Services Network of Central New York website.

The Q Center

Address: 835 Hiawatha Boulevard W, Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone number: 315.701.2431
For more information, please visit the Q Center website.

Syracuse University students have the opportunity and option to update their personal information within MySlice. Students may update their preferred name as well as their personal pronouns. This is not required, however, it is an optional task that students may update and change throughout their time at Syracuse University.

Preferred Name
Preferred names are names that may be chosen to be used instead of legal names. Please follow these steps to select your preferred name:

  1. Log into Myslice.
  2. Select the “My Profile” page.
  3. Click “Personal Details” from the “Personal” table.
  4. Click on the “+” icon above your name.
  5. Enter your preferred name and click “Save.”

Once students submit their preferred name it will appear on their Syracuse University email, Orange SUccess account, Degree Works, MySlice class and grade rosters, Blackboard and Handshake. For additional information, please visit the Preferred Name Type Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) webpage.

Person Pronouns
Personal pronouns are the way individuals refer to each other in the third person. For some individuals who are transitioning, they might choose to change their pronouns. Please follow these steps to change pronouns:

  1. Log into Myslice.
  2. Select the “My Profile” page.
  3. Click on the “Biographic” tab.
  4. Click on the “Pronoun” link.
  5. Select your personal pronoun and click “Save.”

Please note that you can go back and change your pronouns. Currently if you do not see the pronouns that you identify with there is not way to create your own option; please feel free to send an email with your pronouns to PGPNAC@syr.edu and it will be reviewed and discussed by the Pronoun, Gender Preferred Name Advisory Council (PGPNAC).

For additional information, please visit the Pronouns Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) webpage.

The opportunity to update and change your preferred name and personal pronouns are brought to you by the Syracuse University Pronoun, Gender and Preferred Name Advisory Council. Please visit the LGBT Resource Center website if you have further questions or want to learn more about gender identity and personal pronouns.