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Health Care Resources in Arizona and Arkansas

Health Care Resources in Arizona and Arkansas

Hi Everyone,

You know that we want you to be healthy and safe.  To help you with your health care journey we are creating a list, by state, of health care organizations that serve the transgender, nonbinary, gender queer and non-comforming community.  While we create this site for you, we are also doing this weekly post on health care.  It’s nice to have a list, but in these posts we can also give  you a few details on the services offered by the organizations in our list.

Some state have lots of resources and we’ll let you know as best we can where in the state the resources are located.  Other states don’t have as many resources.  So the number of states per post varies.  Many resources are, to their credit, creating  comfortable places for gender confirming/ transition medicine often together with routine and proactive primary care, wellness, sexual and reproductive health, preventative care as well as interventionary health care.  We will try to highlight what is offered in each case.

If you still can’t find the health care you need, drop us a note on FB (B.UR.SLF LLC), instagram/ twitter @burslfllc or email burslfllc@gmail.com and we will see what we can do to help.

This post lists resources for Arizona and Arkansa.

 

Arizona

El Rio Health   (WebsiteTransgender Medicine, FB@ElRioCommunityHealthCenter, IG – None Found)

El Rio is foused on providing affirming and respectful high quality health care to the LGBTQ community.  El Rio specifically states they have a transgender medicine program.  El Rio offers primary care including preventitive, chronic, and acute services.  Gender affirming hormone therapy and referrals to specialists.  Puberty blockers are available.  Sexual and reproductive health care is available, including routine and cancer screenings.

El Rio accepts most insurance and offers a sliding scale for the uninsured.

El Rio is located in Tuscon

El Rio accepts adult, adolescence and pediatric patients into their LGBTQ and transgender medicine programs.

 

Legacy Health (WebsiteTransgender Health, FB@legacyhealth, IG – NONE)

Legacy Health is committed to providing safe, affirming and comprehensive healthcare to transgender, gender diverse, and intersex communities.  Details are not provided and there are references to making referrals.

Payment information is not stated.

Multiple locations, check the website.

No age limitations are state, but services appear to be for adults, check with the provider for age limitations.

 

CODAC Health Recover and Wellness (also known as Living Out Loud LGBTQ Health) (WebsiteCODAC Health Recovery Wellness, FB@CODACTuscon, IG – NONE)

Medical services are primarily referrals.  Focus is on recovery and behavioral health for the community including LGBTQI people.

Check with individual providers for payment options, locations and age limitations on services. 

 

University of Arizona Campus Health Care Service  (WebsiteLGBTQ+ Health, FB@uazcampushealth, IG – @uazcampushealth)

University campuses are starting to offer an interesting variety of services to LGBTQ students including transgender, gender queer, gender non-conforming and non-binary students.  University of Arizona is providing a LOT of interesting services.  All students who identify as trans*, gender non-conforming, genderqueer and non-binary identities will be welcomed and supported.

Services include consultation, initiation and continuation of hormonal treatment, letters of support and referral for surgical transition, and general wellness.

General wellness is offered and includes at-birth bodies, and bodies in any stage of medical transition.

They also offer STI testing and treatment, birth control, and safer sex tools and information.

UA campus health has other unique and interesting benefits including speech feminization and a gender reassignment benefit.  Check the website above for all of the health care information and for the gender reassignment benefit at UA check this website – Gender Reassignment Benefit.

Check student health center for payment information.

University of Arizona is located in Tuscon.

UA students are accepted in these programs check the UA website for student eligibility.

 

Parenthood  of Arizona, Inc (WebsitePPArizona , FB @plannedparenthoodaz, IG – @pparizona)

Planned Parenthood of Arizona, Inc. has (7) health centers that offer sexual/ reproductive health, but no HRT or LGBTQ services or referrals.

Planned Parenthood health centers in Arizona accept insurance and Medicaid.  Check the health center websites for details and other possible payment options

The health centers are located in Flagstaff, Glendale, Mesa, (2) Phoenix, Tempe and Tuscon.

Services appear to be for 18+ call the health center with questions about age limits for services.  

 

Northern Arizona, Phoenix and Southern Arizona Healthcare Systems  (Websites – LGBT Services for Veterans Northern Arizona, LGBT Services for Veterans Phoenix, and LGBT Services for Veterans Southern Arizona, FB@Veteran Affairs, IG – @deptvetaffairs)

According to the U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs, Patient Care Services for LGBT veterans  includes the following (and other) services – hormone treatment, treatment and prevention of STIs/PrEP, cancer screening, prevention and treatment.  If there are questions reach out to the LGBT Veteran Care Coordinator (VCC) at the site.

VA healthcare is offered free of charge to veterans.   Veterans may have some copays.

The Northern Arizona VA Healthcare System includes Bob Stump Dept. of VA Medical Center in Prescott and (11) VA clinics in Athem, Chinle, Cottonwood, Flagstaff, Holbrook, Kayenta, Kingman, Lake Havasu City, Page, Polacca, and Tuba City.

The Phoenix VA Healthcare System includes Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix and (9) VA clinics in Globe, Northeast Phoenix, Northwest, Payson, Phoenix Midtown, Show Low, Southeast, Southwest and Thunderbird.

The Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System includes the Tuscon VA Medical Center in Tuscon and (9) VA clinics in Casa Grande, Cochise County, Greene Valley, Northwest Tuscon, Pinal County, Safford, Sierra Vista, Southeast Tuscon and Yuma.

LGBT Veteran Care is for U.S. veterans.

 

Arkansas

Arkansas Children’s Website  (Gender Spectrum Clinic, FB@Arkansas Childrens , IG – @archildrens).

Gender affirmative health care for youth.  An interdisciplinary team creates and individualized treatment plan in collaboration with patients, parents/guardians, mental health therapy providers and schools to ensure the best possible health care outcomes.

Sevices include hormone therapy, feminizing therapy, masculizing thearapy, menstration suppression, puberty suppression therapy, treatment for dysphoria, and referrals to additional speacialists.

Many managed insurance plans are accepted and these are listed on the websie.  Financial assistance and online assistance applying for SNAP are both available, check the website for details.

The Gender Spectrum clinic is located in Little Rock.

The program serves children and adolescents.

 

Planned Parenthood of the Great Plains (WebsitePPGP, FB@PPGreatPlains, IG@plannedparenthood)

Planned Parenthood of the Great Plain has (1) health center Little Rock Aldersgate Road Health Center that offers sexual/ reproductive health, men’s and women’s health care and even though the website does not mention it they offer Hormone Replacement Therapy at the clinic and through telehealth.

Check the website for payment options incluing insurance, medicaid and other.  The Little Rock Aldersgate Road Health Center works with a pharmacy to provide low cost medications to their TGGNC and non-binary clients.

The clinic is located in Little Rock and offers telehealth.

Age limitations for Hormone Replacement Therapy at Planned Parenthood health centers is generally for 18+ people.  Call the health center to learn age limitations  for other services

Central Arkansas VA Health Care System and Veterans Healthcare System of the Ozarks  (Websites – LGBT Services for Veterans Central Arkansas and LGBT Services for Veterans Ozarks, FB – @VeteransAffairs, IG – @deptvetaffairs)

According to the U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs, Patient Care Services for LGBT veterans  includes the following (and other) services – hormone treatment, treatment and prevention of STIs/PrEP, cancer screening, prevention and treatment.  If there are questions reach out to the LGBT Veteran Care Coordinator (VCC) at the site.

VA healthcare is offered free of charge to veterans.   Veterans may have some copays.

Central Arkansas VA Health Care System includes John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans’ Hospital in Little Rock, Eugene J. Towbin Healthcare Center in North Little Rock and (8) VA clinics in Conway, El Dorado, Hot Springs, Mena, Mountain Home, Pine Bluff, Russellville, and Searcy.

VA Healthcare System of the Ozarks includes Fayetteville VA Medical Center in Fayetteville and (7) VA clinics in Branson, Ft. Smith, Gene Taylor Veterans’ Outpatient Clinic in Springfield, Harrison, Jay, Joplin, and Ozark.

LGBT Veteran Care is for U.S. veterans.

 

(1) Online Resource from Arkansas Transgender Equity Collaborative (WebsiteArTEC, FB@ArkansasTransEquity, IG – None Found)

ArTEC provides the  Physical Health Resources for Transgender and Nonbinary People online community and resources for transgender and non-binary people.  Search online for resources for physical health, mental health and HIV & AIDS resources in NW Arkansas.  Check with individual providers for payment options, locations (NW Arizona) and age limitations for services.


 

About the author, Gayle M. Frankenbach, Ph.D. is the mother of a Daughter, Lise and a transgender son Elliott.  Elliott and Gayle both passionately desire to care about and care for the trans community.  Elliott and Gayle also both love the unbound creativity of the cosplay community.  When we realized there is a big overlap between the two communities B.UR.SLF, LLC was born at the interface of these two great communities to serve them individually and together.  Elliott and Gayle also enjoy running a trans son & parent business to be visible for parents on a journey to visibly support their own trans kids and be a great allies.