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Health Care Resources in Washington, District of Columbia

Health Care Resources in Washington, District of Columbia

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-conforming 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 District of Columbia which has an abundance of resources.  Many resources across the country are, to their credit, creating  comfortable places for transitional medicine as well as routine proactive health maintenance and 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 covering resources in Washington, District of Columbia.

 

Washington, District of Columbia

Whitman-Walker Health (Website –  Transgender Care and Services, FB – Whitman-Walker Health, IG – @whitmanwalker)

Transgender Care and Services offered by Whitman-Walker include hormone therapy, HIV/ STI treatment and counseling, specialty HIV treatment including PEP and PrEP, breast care and gynecology. STIs/PrEP.

Whitman-Walker has help finding affordable insurance and finding financial assistance for patients who don’t have insurance.

Several locations around Washington DC.

Age limitations are not obvious, services appear to be for adults, call the service provider for age limits on services.

Children’s National Hospital (Website –  Youth Pride Clinic, FB – Children’s National Hospital, IG – @childrensnational)

Youth Pride Clinic offers specialized care for transgender youth in one location including hormone therapy, HIV/ STI testing and treatment including PEP and PrE.P.

Children’s National Hospital accepts a wide variety of govertment and commercial insurance plans as well as helping eligible patients recieve financial help.

Youth Pride Clinic is in Washington DC.

Services are available to children and youth until they turn 22.

Mary’s Center (Website –  Transgender Services, FB – Mary’s Center, IG – @maryscenter)

The primary care provider’s at Mary’s Center are committed to supporting your health care journey which encompasses transition by prescribing and helping you maintain hormone therapy, referrals gender confirmation surgery, support for sexual health including HIV/ STI testing and treatment including PrEP.  Mary’s Center is a full service clinic that includes general health, dental care and many other services.

Mary’s Center accepts insurance and will for patients who don’t have insurance, Mary’s Center will help in finding affordable insurance and/or finding financial assistance.

Mary’s Center has several locations around Washington DC.

Mary’s Center accepts children to seniors, check with the provider for age limitation on services.

 

Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan DC (PPMWDC) (Websites –  Caroll Whitehill Moses Center/ LGBTQ Services, Suitland Health Center/ PP Prince George’s County/ LGBTQ Services, and Gaithersburg Center/ LGBTQ Services,FB – PPMWDC, IG – @plannedparenthood)

Planned Parenthhood of Metropolitan DC offers Gender Affirming Care at all of their (3) Health Centers, Caroll Whitehill Moses Center in Washington DC, Suitland Health Center/ Planned Parenthood Prince Georges County and Gaithersburg Center both in Maryland gender affirming care includes hormone therapy and service referrals.  The health centers also provide primary care,  sexual and reproductive health such ass STi/ HIV testing and treatment including PEP and PrEP and other services.

PPMWDC sites accept insurance and medicaid and will help you apply for medicaid.  Check the individual websites for further details.

Telehealth and (3) locations in Metropolitan DC with Caroll Whitehill Moses Center in Washington DC, Planned Parenthood Prince George’s County in Suitland MD and DC, (1) in Suitland and Gaithersburg Center in Gaithersburg, MD.

Age limitation for hormone therapy is 18 check with the clinics for age limitations on other services.

 

Washington, DC VA Medical Center (Website – LGBT Services for Veterans,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.

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

Wahsingtong, DC VA Medical Center has (1) medical center in DCand (2) associated clinics in DC.  Click the location and directions link for directions on the website.

LGBT Veteran Care is for U.S. veterans.

 

The George Washington University Hospital (Website –  Transgender/ Gender Affirmation Services, FB – George Washingtong and University Hospital, IG – @gwhospital)

The Transgender/ Gender Affirmations Services offered by The George Washington University Hospital offers the following surgical procedures, facial feminization, breast augmentation,  and chest masculization.

The George Washington University Hospital accepts the following insurance plans.

The George Washington Hospital is located in Washington DC.

Age limitations are not obvious, services appear to be for adults, call the service provider for age limits on services.

 

Westend Plastic Surgery (Website –  Center for Gender Affirmation, FB – Westend Plastic Surgery, IG – @westendplasticsurgery)

The Center for Gender Affirmation at Westend Plastic Surgery offers the follwoing surgical procedures, masculine and feminine top surgery, facial feminization, vaginoplasty, metoidioplasty, correctional surgery, and body conturing.

Westend Plastic Surgery accepts conventional payements, insurance and has financing options.

Westend Plastic Surgery is located in DC.

Age limitations are not obvious, services appear to be for adults, call the service provider for age limits on services.

DC has one online guide from the DC Trans Coalition (DCTC) (Website –  Trans Health and Other Services Around DC, FB – None Found, IG – None Found)

Contact the service providers for payment options, age limitations on service and locations around DC.


 

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.