College of Education & Human Services

WIU LBGTQ Clinic

WIU LGBTQ+ Clinic


About Us

The WIU LGBTQ+ Clinic is staffed by faculty in the Counselor Education program and counseling internship students. Each internship student completes training on providing services to LGBTQ+ individuals, including conducting assessments and writing letters of support. Students are supervised by licensed counselors and all letters of support are approved by Dr. Haley Wikoff.

WIU LBGTQ Clinic

Request an appointment

LGBTQ-Clinic@wiu.edu
309-762-1876


What We Do


Assessments

We provide FREE assessments for transgender and non-binary inviduals seeking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or gender affirming surgery (GAS). The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) recommends that individuals meet with a mental healthcare provider prior to beginning treatment. Our clinic conducts psychosocial assessments and provides letters of support. The assessment usually takes between 60-90 minutes to complete. During the assessment, you and the provider will discuss supports: and barriers you may have after starting treatment or having surgery. To schedule an appointment, please email: lgbtq-clinic@wiu.edu.


Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the WIU LGBTQ+ Clinic located?

The clinic is on our Quad City campus in Moline, IL. The clinic is housed in the Counselor Education wing, which is on the 2nd floor of the QC Complex building, Room 2420. Please see the link below for a map of the campus.

How quickly can I get an appointment scheduled?

A staff member will respond to your email within 48 hours. We are often able to schedule a psychosocial assessment within a week of the initial contact.

How long do appointments last?

Psychosocial assessments typically last between 60-90 minutes.

When should I arrive for my appointment?

We have a few items that we need you to fill out before your assessment can begin. It would be good to arrive between 10-15 minutes before your scheduled appointment to ensure you have time to complete the paperwork and we can answer any questions you might have before your appointment begins.

I've already had my psychosocial assessment, how long until my letter is complete?

You can expect the letter to be completed within a week of your assessment appointment. You will indicate if you would like the letter or if you would prefer we send it directly to your provider.

I've started hormone therapy, do I need another letter if I want to have surgery?

Typically, yes. Letters of support are only good for 3 months. If your surgery is scheduled more than 90 days after your original letter, you may need to come in to get an additional letter.

Will I get to start HRT or get my surgery scheduled at my psychosocial assessment?

We are an assessment only clinic. We do not provide medications or schedule surgery. You will need to work with your healthcare provider to get your medication or surgery appointments scheduled.





Clinic Supervisors:

LGBTQ+ Clinic Contact Information

Phone: 309-762-1876
Email: LGBTQ-Clinic@wiu.edu

Additional Information
LGBTQ+ Clinic Hours

Monday:  9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday:  5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday:  9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Maps and Directions  |  PDF Version of Map


Map of WIU-QC campus