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Health Care Resources in Colorado, Conneticut and Delaware

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Health Care Resources in Colorado, Conneticut and Delaware

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 are creating this site for you, we are also doing this weekly post on health care.  While it’s nice to have a list, in these posts we can also give  you a few details on what each of the organizations we post actually do.  We’ll just go through the states alphabetically, unless you send us a note and request a particular state and we’ll move requests to the top of the list.

This week we are covering Colorado, Conneticut, and Delaware resources for Transgender, Non-Binary, and Gender Non-Conforming Care.

Many resources are, to their credit,  creating  comfortable places for routine and proactive health maintenaince 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 week we are listing resources for Colorado, Conneticut, and Delaware.

 

Colorado

 

UC Health Integrated Transgender Program (WebsiteIntegrate Transgender Program, FBUC Health , IG@uchealth)

UC health has a team of professional that collaborated to offer comprehensive health care to transgender adults through the Integrated Transgender Program.  They offer extensive services in the following areas hormone therapy, surgery, primary care, dermatology, sexual health and STI screening and gyneocology, urology consultations and fertility preservation.

Payment Options: UC Health accepts insurance and has financial assistance programs, check the link at Billing and Pricing for further details.

The Intetrated Transgender Program is in Aurora

The Integrated Transgender Program is intended for Adults.  

 

Children’s Hospital Colorado – TRUE Center for Gender Diverity (WebsiteTRUE Center for Gender Diversity, FBChidren’s Hospital Colorado, IG@childrenscolo)

The TRUE Center offers puberty blocking and hormone therapy.  They can give referrals for plastic surgery, adolescent gyneocology, dermatology, laser hair removal, fertility preservation, spiritual care and therapy.

Payment Options:  Children’s Hospital in Colorado accepts insurance and has financial assistance programs check the link at Insurance and Financial Resources for details.

The TRUE Center is in Aurora

Care at the TRUE Center is intended for children and adolescents

 

Colorado State University (CSU) Health Network – Transgender Care (WebsiteCSU Health Network Transgender Care , FB –  CSU Health Netwokr, IG @csuhealthnetwork)

CSU Health Network Transgender Care offers hormone therapy, surgical referrals as well as mental health and support groups.

Payment Options: full-time students are required to have health insurance, check the link for details.

CSU Health Network Transgender Care is located in Fort Collins

The Transgender Care is for CSU students.

 

Transgender Center of the Rockies (WebsiteTransgender Center of the Rockies, FBTransgender Center of the Rockies, IG – link is broken)

Transgender Center of the Rockies maintains a list of health care providers that offers a range of medical care including gender affirming care for transgender, gender diverse, nonconforming, and nonbinary individuals of all ages.   At the Transgender Center of the Rockies, individuals can receive mental health as well as PreP, WPATH letters and surgery referrals.  Lots of counseling options and some very interesting and useful sounding peer-lead support groups.

Payment Options: check with providers.

The Transgender Center of the Rockies is in Sheridan

These programs are opens to all ages.

 

Planned Parenthood Colorado

Planned Parenthood in Colorado has 18 Health Centers and telehealth associated with one organization,  Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (WebsitePPRM, FBPPDenverCentral, IG – #plannedparenthoodoftherockymountains).  Although all offer sexual and reproductive health as well as general health care and men’s and women’s health care, only Denver Central Health Care Center offers hormone replacement therapy through their Gender Affirming Care program.  Currently this program is not available through telehealth.  Telehealth is available for some services for some centers, check with the individual health centerss.

Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) health care centers are Denver Central Health Care Center, Denver – Hormone Replacement Therapy, Denver Southeast Health Center, Denver, Park Hill Health Care, Denver, Alamosa Health Center, Alamosa. Arvada Health Center, Arvada, Aurora Health Center, Aurora, Boulder Health Center, Boulder, Colorado Springs Westside Health Center, Colorado Springs, Cortez Health Center, Cortez, Durango Health Center, Durango, Fort Collins Health Center, Fort Collins, Glenwood Springs Health Center, Glenwood Springs, Granby Health Center, Granby, Greeley Health Center, Greeley and Telehealth, Southwest Health Center, Lakewood,  Littleton Health Center, Littelton and Telehealth, Salida Health Center, Salida, Steamboat Springs Health Center, Steamboat Springs

Paryment Options:  Many PP Health Centers accept insurance and offer financial help, check with the center for details 

Generally PP Health Centers serve patients 18+, but some sites will provide gender-affirming HRT to ages 16/17 with parental consent, check with the individual health care centers for age limitations on services.

 

Colorado VA Health Care Systems  (WebsitesVA Eastern Colorado Health Care System and Grand Junction VAMC,  FB – U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs, IG@VeteranAffairs)

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.

Payment Options: VA Health Care is offered free of charge to veterans.   Veterans may have some copays.

VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System has (1) medical center in Aurora and (12) associated clinics in Alamosa, Aurora, Burlington, Denver, Golden, Jewell, La Junta, Lamar, Salida, Colorado Springs, Pueblo and Denver and (1) community resource and referral center in Denver.

VA Western Colorado Health Care System has (1) medical center Grand Junction, (4) clinics in Glenwood Springs, Moab, Montrose and Sepulveda and Craig and (1) mobile clinic in Grand Junction.

LGBT Veteran Care is for U.S. veterans.

 

Conneticut

Middlesex Health Transgender Medicine (WebsiteTransgender Medicine, FBMiddlesex Health, IG@middlesex_health)

The Middlesex Health Transgender Medicine Program is part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network.  The following services are offeredto individually identifying as transgender or along the gender nonconforming spectrum: specially trained primary care physicians, hormone therapy, gender reassignment surgery, sexual health including continence & pelvic health, behavioral and testing, prevention and treatment of infectious disease like HIV/ STD and chronic Hep B,C also physical rehabilitation and voice therapy.

Payment Options:  Middlesex Healt Transgender Medicine accepts insurance and has a contact to help with financial assistance click the link at Billing for more information.

Middlesex Health is located in Middletown.

It is not stated, but it appears that care is intended for adults.  

 

Yale Medicine – Gender Program (WebsiteGender Program, FBThe Gender Program, IG@yalemedicine)

The Gender Program offers services for children, adolescents and adults together with their families.  The service include puberty blocking, hormone therapy, and for patients (18+) gender affirming surgery.  The Yale Fertility Center provide reporductive options for transgender and same sex couples.  Click the previous link and also reproductive options for transgender individuals for more information.

Payment Options: Yale Medicine accepts many insurance programs, but there are no obvious financial assistance options or programs.

The Gender Program is in New Haven.

This program is for children, adolescents and adults.  Some services are age restricted, for instance gender confirmation surgery is offered only to 18+, so check with the provider for age limits on services.  

 

Conneticut Children’s Gender Program (WebsiteGender Program, FBConneticut Children’s, IG@conneticutchildrens)

Click on this Gender Program Flyer to get information on resources in Edocrinology, Gyneocology, a Plastic Surgeon and a Professor of Surgery Urology.  No services are detailed, but presumeably hormone therapy, surgery and gyneocology are offered to transgender/ nonconforming children and youth.

Payment Options: Conneticut Children’s accepts insurance and has applications for financial assistance check the link at Billing & Finances for more information.  

Resources are in Farmington and Hartford

Care is for children and adolescents.

 

Planned Parenthood Conneticut

Planned Parenthood in Conneticut has 14 Health Centers and telehealth associated with one organization,  Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, Inc. (WebsitePlanned Parenthood of Sounthern New England, FBPlanned Parenthood, IG@plannedparenthood).  All offer sexual and reproductive health as well as general health care and men’s and women’s health care.  Currently PP in Conneticut does not list HRT as a service in LGBTQ health care, but some PP centers that don’t list it, do offer it, so call and find out

Planned Parenthood of Conneticut health care centers are Bridgeport Health Center, Bridgeport, Danbury Health Center, Danbury, Einfield Health Center, Einfield, Hartford North Health Center, Hartford, Meriden Health Manchester Center, Manchester, New Haven Health Center, New Haven, New London Health Center, New London, Norwich Health Center, Norwich, Stamford Health Center, Stamford, Torrington Health Center, Torrington, West Hartford Health Center, Hartford, Waterbury Health Center, Waterbury, and Willimatic Health Center, Willimatic.

Paryment Options:  Many PP Health Centers accept insurance and offer financial help, check with the center for details 

Generally PP Health Centers serve patients 18.

 

Conneticut VA  Health Care Systems  (WebsitesConneticut VA Health Care System,  FB – U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs, IG@VeteranAffairs)

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.

Payment Options: VA Health Care is offered free of charge to veterans.   Veterans may have some copays.

Conneticut VA Health Care System has (1) medical center in West Haven and (10) associated clinics in Danbury, Errera, Burlington, New London, Orange, Stamford, Waterbury, Willimatic, Winsted and Newington.

VA Western Colorado Health Care System has (1) medical center Grand Junction, (4) clinics in Glenwood Springs, Moab, Montrose and Sepulveda and Craig and (1) mobile clinic in Grand Junction.

LGBT Veteran Care is for U.S. veterans.

 

Delaware

Nemour’s Childrens Health System – Gender Wellness Program (Website Gender Wellness Program– , FBNemours Children’s Health Network , IG@Nemours)

The Gender Wellness Program has and endocrinologist to provide puberty blocking and hormone therapy, gyneocology and reproductive health, general pedicatric care as well as psychology, psychiatry nd social work.

Payment Options:  Nemours accepts insurance and has options for financial assistance, see the link insurance we accept and financial assistance for more information. 

The Gender Wellness Program is located in Delaware Valley/ Greater Philadelphia

The Gender Wellness Program is intended for children and adolescents.  

 

Planned Parenthood Delaware

Planned Parenthood in Delaware has 3 Health Centers and telehealth associated with one organization,  Planned Parenthood of Delaware (WebsitePlanned Parenthood of Delaware, FBPlanned Parenthood of Delaware, IG@plannedparenthooddelaware).  All offer gender affirming hormone therapy sexual and reproductive health as well as general health care and men’s and women’s health care.

Planned Parenthood of Delaware health care centers are Dover Health Center, Dover, Newark Health Center, Newark, and Wilmington Health Center, Wilmington.

Paryment Options:  Many PP Health Centers accept insurance and offer financial help, check with the center for details 

Generally PP Health Centers serve patients 18.  The Delaware PP Health Centers offer HRT to patients 17 to 18 with parental consent.

 

Delaware VA Health Care Systems  (WebsitesWilmington VAMC,  FB – U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs, IG@VeteranAffairs)

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.

Payment Options: VA Health Care is offered free of charge to veterans.   Veterans may have some copays.

Wilmington VAMC has (1) medical center in Wilmington and (5) associated clinics in Dover and Georgetown and in New Jersey -Northfield, Cape May, and Vineland.

VA Western Colorado Health Care System has (1) medical center Grand Junction, (4) clinics in Glenwood Springs, Moab, Montrose and Sepulveda and Craig and (1) mobile clinic in Grand Junction.

LGBT Veteran Care is for U.S. veterans.


 

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.