Yes, university employees are able to choose their own health care professional which means the option of a trans friendly physician can be selected. You can choose from two types of medical plans: a preferred provider organization (PPO) and health maintenance organizations (HMO). The PPO (USC Network Medical Plan) gives you the most flexibility in your choice of health care providers. The HMOs (CaliforniaCare, Kaiser Permanente, and PacifiCare) place limits on your choice of health care providers. For more information, visit USC’s healthcare benefits site.