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Health Care Resources in Florida and Geogia

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Health Care Resources in Florida and Geogia

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 Florida and Georgia 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 Florida and Georgia.

 

Florida

  

Sunserve (WebsiteTransgender Service, FBSunServe, IG@SunServe)

Sunserve offers hormone therapy, HIV, AIDs and PrEP resources, mental health services, support groups, and recovery/ rehabilitation.  Benefits like food stamps are available.

No obvious payment options

There are services for youth, parents & families and adults.

  

CareResource (WebstieTransgender Care, FBCareResource, IG@careresource)

The Care Resource offers hormone therapy, primary care,  dental health and mental health services.  HIV/ STi testing, treatment and prevention including PEP and PrEP, is also available.

Payment Options: The Care Resource accepts most insurance plans and has a sliding fee scale and discounted services for the uninsured and those in need, click the previous links for details.

Locations in Miami Dade, Miami Beach and Broward.

The Care Resource’s medical services are available to everyone. They care for men, women, teens, pre-teens and babies, regardless of legal status, ability to pay, gender, or age.  

 

Planned Parenthood of Florida has  (19) Planned Parenthood Health Centers that belong to (2) different Planned Parenthood organizations.  The (2) Planned Parenthood organizationations are (1) Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central FloridaPPSWCF and (2) Planned Parenthood of South, East and North Florida – PPSENFL.  Nearly all of the Planned Parenthood locations offer gender affirming hormone therapy both in their health centers and through telehealth

Planned Parenthood of South, East and North Florida – PPSENFL  (WebsitePPSENF, FBPPSENFL, IG@ppsenfl) offers Transgender Care/ Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy at all (11) locations at the Health Center sites and through telehealth.  PPSENF Health Centers are Boca Raton Health Center, Boca Raton Gainesville Health Center, Gainesville, Jacksonville Health Center, Jacksonville, Kendall Health Center, Miami, Jean Shehan Health Center, Miami, Golden Glades Health Center, Miami, Tallahassee Health Center, Tallahassee, Jacksonville Health Center, Jacksonville, Treasure Coast Health Center, Port Saint Lucie, Wellington Health Center, Wellington (West Palm Beach) and West Palm Beach Health Center, West Palm Beach.

Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida (PPSWCF) (Website – PPSWCF  , FBPlanned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, IG#plannedparenthoodofsouthwestanscentralflorida) offers Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy at (8) of their (9) locations at the Health Center site and through telehealth .  PPSWCF Health Centers are Fort Myers Health Center, Fort Myers, Kissimee Health Center, Kissimee, Lakeland Health Center, Lakeland, Naples Health Center, Naples, East Orlando Health Center, East Orlando, Sarasota Health Center, Sarasota, St. Petersburg Health Center, St. Petersburg, Tampa Health Center, Tampa.  There is also North Tampa Health Center, Tampa, but it does not offer HRT according to its website.  The health centers offer other important services as well (see below and check the website)

Planned Parenthood of Florida offers hormone therapy for 18+.  If you are 17, you must be accompanied by a parent.  If you are 16 additional paperwork is required.

All health centers offer sexual and reproductive health including testing, treatement and prevention for STD/HIV as well as general health care and men’s and women’s health care.

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

 

Florida VA Health Care Systems  (WebsitesBay Pines Health Care System, Miami VA Health Care System, North Florida/ South Georgia VA Health Care SystemOrlando VA Health Care System, John A. Haley Veteran’s Hospital and West Palm Beach 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.

Bay Pines VA Health Care System has (1) medical center, C.W. Bill Young Department of VAMC in Bay Pines and (8) associated clinics in Bradenton, Cape Coral, Naples, Palm Harbor, Port Charlotte, Sarasota, Sebring, and St. Petersburg.

Miami VA Health Care System has (1) medical center, Bruce W. Carter Department of VAMC with a residential recovery facility, Fisher House  in Miami and (8) clinics in Deerfield Beech, Hollywood, Homestead, Key Largo, Key West, Miami Flagler, Pembroke Pines and Sunrise.

North Florida/ South Georgia VA Health Care System has (2) medical centers, Malcom Randall Department of VAMC, in Gainesville, Lake City VAMC in Lake City and (12) associated clinics in Jacksonville, Marianna, Middleburg, Ocala, Palatka, Perry, St. Augustine, Talahassee, St Mary’s, The Villages, Valdosta and Waycross.

Orlando VA Health Care System has (1) medical center, Orlando VAMC, in Orlando and (9) associated clinics in Clermont, Crossroads, Deltona, Kissimmee, Lake Baldwin, Palm Bay, Tavares, Viera, and Daytona Beach.

John A. Haley Vereran’s Hospital has (1) hospital, John A. Haley Veteran’s Hospital, in Tampa and (7) associated clinics in Brooksville, Hidden River, Lakeland, Lecanto, New Port Richey, South Hillsborough and Zephyrhills

West Palm Beach VAMC has (1) medical West Palm VAMC center in West Palm Beach and (8) associated clinics in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Fort Pierce, Okeechobee, Port Saint Lucie, Stuart and Vero Beach.

LGBT Veteran Care is for U.S. veterans.

 

Georgia

Intown Primary Care (WebsiteLGBT Health Care and Transgender Care, FBIntown Primary Care, IG@IntownPrimaryCare).

Intown Primary Care provide hormone therapy, physical exams, psychiatric care and HIV/STD care.

Payment Methods – Intown Primary Care accepts many major insurance and some marketplace insurance plans.  Intown Primary Care offers an alternate monthly payment plan to cover services, but does not appear to have any other options for the uninsured or people in need of financial assistance.

Intown Primary Care is located in the Morningside/Midtown (Cheshire Bridge area)

Ages of clients accepted is not stated, but appears to be for adults.

 

QueerMed (QMed) (WebsiteQueerMed, FBQueer Med Pride, IG@queer.medicine)

QMed offers hormone replacement therapy.

Telehealth and Periodic pop-ups in Georgia and other states.  Although they have a location in Decatur, due to proposed anti-transgender legislation, this address is removed to protect patients.  Contact QMed at info@queermed.com to register for the patient portal and set up appointments  |  Tel: +1 404-445-0350  |  Fax: +1 877-480-9635

Payment Options: Q-Med operates on a subscription payment plan and competitive subscription rates are posted on the website, follow the link to the comparison chart.

Ages of clients accepted is not stated, but appears to be for adults, check with the provider for age limits on services.

 

T.Douglas Gurley MD (WebsiteTransgender HealthCare, FBT. Douglas Gurley, IG@tdouglasgurleymd)

The practice advertises itself as “trans-friendly” and employs Gay doctors.  The practice offers hormone replacement therapy and pre/post operative surgical care.  Health essentials like preventative and routine primary care as well as expertise in HIV testing, treatment and prevention.

Payment Options: The practice accepts many insurance plans, but there doesn’t seem to be any options for financial assistance.

The office is located in Atlanta, click this link for directions to the practice.

The practice appears to be for adults, but check with the provider for age limitations on services.

 

Georgia VA Health Care Systems  (WebsitesAtlanta VAMC, Charlie Norwood VAMC and Carl Vinson 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.

Atlanta VAMC has (1) medical center, Atlanta VAMC, in Decatur and (20) associated clinics in (2) Atanta, Austell, Blairsville, Covington, Fort McPherson, East Point, (2) Lawrencevill, Henderson, Newman, Brookhaven, Marietta, Oakwood, Jasper, Rome, Smyrna, College Park, Stockbridge and Carrollton.

Charlie Norwood VAMC has (2) medical centers and the Fisher House, a residential recovery sitein Augusta and (3) associated clinics in Aiken, Atkins, and Statesboro.

Carl Vinson VAMC has (1) medical centers, Carl Vinson VAMC, in Dublin (6) associated clinics in Albany, Brunswick, Macon, Milledgeville, Perry, and Tifton.

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.