Health Care Resources in Illinois, Chicago Area

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Health Care Resources in Illinois, Chicago Area

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 the Chicago Area in Illinois (Illinois outside Chicago Area will be next week) 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 Illinois, Chicago Area.

Illinois, Chicago Area

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center (WebsiteLGBTQ Health Care Services in Chicago, FBAdvocate Health Care, IG – @AdvocateHealthCare)

LGBTQ-affirming healthcare offers family and internal medicine, dental care and gender-affirming surgery, as well as a long list of specialties including OB-GYN.  No endrocrinologist was listed, so it was not possible to tell if hormone therapy is offered.  A list of doctors accepting trans and gender non-conforming patients is on the website.

No obvious payment options.

Lakeview neighborhood.

No age restrictions are given, but care appears intended for persons 18+

Chicago Women’s Health Center  (WebsiteTrans Health Services, FBChicago Women’s Health Center, IG – @ChicagoWomensHeatlthCenter)

A large number of services are offered including hormone therapy, primary and gynecological care, alternate insemination, pelvic floor therapy, STI screening, birth control.

Sliding fee scale and payment plans are available.

Situated between Uptown and Buena Park

No age restrictions are given, but care appears intended for persons 18+

Howard Brown Health Center   (WebstieTrans and Gender Nonconforming Health, FBHoward Brown Health Center, IG – @HowardBrownHealthCenter)

Hormone therapy, specialty treatment for TGNC youth, HIV/STI testing and treatment, gyneocological/breast cancer screening, pregnancy testing and birth control, pharmacy, dentistry.

Sliding scale payments for the uninsured.

There are a number of locations from Englewood up to Westridge

Pediatric, youth and adult patients are accepted.  

Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (WebsiteGender Development Program, FBLurie Children’s, IG – @luriechildren’s).

Services available include hormone therapy, pubertal suppression therapy, and behavioral health are available.

Help is available finding financial assistance for families in need.

There are several locations on the Near Northside.

Services available for pediatric and youth patients.  

Rush Medical (WebsiteGender Affirming Care, FBRush University Medical Center IG – @RushUniversityMedicalCenter).

The Gender Affirming Care Program provide hormone therapy and a variety of other services including primary care, surgery,obstetrics/gynecology, and behavior health

Financial counselors are available to help patients in need determine which financial assistance programs they might qualify for.

Rush Medical Center is located between the Near Westside and the West Loop.

Rush Medical accepts pedicatric to adult patients.  

UIC Gender and Sexuality Center (WebsiteGender and Sexuality Center Health Care, FBUICGSC, IG – @UICGSC).

The Gender and Sexuality Center offer a full range of gender affirmation services.  These services are not detailed on the website, so contact the center for more information.  A list of doctors actively seeking Trans/GNC patients is given.  For students considering gender reassignment surgery, please visit this websits – UI Health Gender Affirmation Surgery.

No payment options are stated, possibly the health care is covered for students under a student health care policy.

The Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) is in the Behavioral Science Building (BSB) on the UIC East Campus

While not stated, it is assumed that services are for UIC students and possibly staff.

Weiss Memorial Hospital (WebsiteGender Confirmation Surgery, FBWeiss Hospital , IG – @weisshospital)

Weiss Hospital offers a variety of gender confirmaiton surgeries.

A growing number of insurance programs offer benefits for gender confirmation surgery and the program coordination will help patitients through the insurance pre-certification process.

Weiss Memorial Hospital is in Uptown.

No age limits are given, but it appears that the program is for adults 18+