Health Care Resources in Illinois (outside Chicago Area), Indiana and Iowa

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Health Care Resources in Illinois (outside Chicago Area), Indiana and Iowa

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 Illinois (Illinois outside Chicago Area), Indiana, and Iowa 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 (outside Chicago Area), Indiana, and Iowa.

Illinois (outside Chicago Area)

Planed Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL) (WebsiteGender Affirming Hormone Therapy, FBPlanned Parenthood, IG – @PlannedParenthood)

All of the PPIL sites offer Gender Affirming Hormone therapy as well as other services including wellness screenings/ exams, reproductive health, prevention and treatmet of infections, STIs and HIV

Discounts are offered for qualified patients

There are 7 PPIL sites outside of Chicago in downstate Illinois, located in Bloomington, Champaign, Decature, Ottawa, Pekin, Peoria, and Springfield.

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

Phoenix Center, Central Illinois’ LGBTQ Community Center  (WebsiteTransgender Resources, FBChicago Women’s Health Center, IG – @ChicagoWomensHeatlthCenter)

This website provides information for the downstate PPIL sites (above) that provide hormone therapy.  The site also highlights a variety of resources for the transgender person including endocrinologists specializing in working with transgender people, resources for transgender adolescents and children, surgeons specializing in gender confirmation surgery, drills and voice techniques.

No payment options are stated.

The Phoenix Center is located in Springfield.

No age restrictions are given.



Riley Children’s Health at Indiana University Health (WebsiteGender Health Program, FBRiley Children’s Health , IG – @RileyChildren’sHealt)

Riley Children’s Health offers the following services – gender affirmig hormone therapy. menstrual suppression, surgery consultation and coordination.

Payment options besides insurance are not obvious

Riley Children’s Health is located in Indianapolis.

Services are for Children and Youth.  

Ezkenazi Health (WebsiteTransgender Health and Wellness Program, FBEzkenazi Health , IG – @Ezkenaz1Health) – note the #1 in the IG name in  place of an ‘i’

Ezkenazi Health offers a variety of services including – hormone replacement therapy, primary care, gender affirmming surgery, speech therapy, sexual health including prevention of HIV, and many other services.

Finacial counselors can help with applications for insurance, medicaid, medicare, children’s health coveragee program and a variety of other medical payment programs.

Ezkenazi Health is located in Indiapolis

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

Bloomington Pride offers a list of resources curated by a group of LGBTQ+ students at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law (WebsiteBloomington Pride Transgender Health Care, FBBloomington Pride , IG – @btown_pride, @bloomingtonpride)

The gender confirmaiton surgeries.

The Bloomington Pride list includes primary care physicians, endrocrinologists, surgeons, gyneocologists, family practice physicians, pharmacies, health centers and many other resources.

Payment options N/A

Resources are located in Bloomington.

Check individual resources for ages served




University of Iowa Health Care (WebsiteUI Health Care LGBTQ Clinic, FBUI Health Care , IG – @uihealthcare)

There are a variety of services available at the clinic including hormone therapy, sexual health, chest, breast & pelvic exams, pap smears, prostate exams, STI testing, prevetion and treatment including HIVPost-surgical care following gender-affirming surgery.  Referrals to specialty care.

Payment options are not obvious

UI Health Care LBGTQ Clinic is located in Coraville

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

Univesity of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital (WebsiteUI Children’s LGBTQ Clinic, FBUIchildrens , IG – @UIchildrens)

Stead Family Children’s Hospital Pediatric LGBTQ Clinic offers hormone replacement therapy and puberty suppression.

No obvious payment options other than insurance.

UI Children’s LGBTQ Clinic is located in Iowa City

UI Children’s LGBTQ Clinic serves children and adolescents.

Affiliated Reproductive Health Clinics (ARHC) (WebsiteTransgender Health Care Iowa, FBARHCnebraska , IG – @arhcnebraska)

Stead Family Children’s Hospital Pediatric LGBTQ Clinic offers hormone replacement therapy and hormone blockers, sexual health STD testing and treatment, HIV prevention, help changing gender markers even for Iowans.

No obvious payment options other than insurance.

Transgender Health Care Iowa in ARHC Nebraska is in Bellevue, NE bordering western Iowa.

No age limits stated but appears to be for 18+ patients.  

Emma Goldman Clinic (WebsiteTrans Health Initiative, FB – none, IG – none)

Emma Goldman Clinic serves gender diverse individuals.  Services provided inlude  sexual health and sexual health screeing, gyneocological exams, chest and breast exams pre and post surgery, STI testing

No obvious payment options other than insurance.

The Emma Goldman Clinic is in Iowa City.

Services are for adults with some services for teens.

Planned Parenthood (WebsiteLGBTQ Service in Cedar Rapids, FBPlanned Parenthood , IG – @PlannedParenthood)

Planned Parenthood has only education and resources specifically for the LGBTQ community, but there are other important resources for everyone including LGBTQ people including sexual health, STI testing and vaccines and general health care.

No obvious payment options other than insurance.

This Planned Parenthood clinic is in Cedar Rapids

No age limits stated but appears to be for 18+ patients.  

Unity Pointe Health (WebsiteLGBTQ Health Care in Central Iowa, FBUnity Pointe Des Moines Health , IG – @UniversityPointeDesMoines)

Unity Point Health offers Hormone therapy, pre ad post surgical care for patients having gender affirming surgery, routine/ preventitive/ wellness care, STI/STD/HIV testign and counseling and prevention.  Sexual health, gynecological exams, including trans affirming gynecology,  Trans-sensitive pap smears, pelvic exams, and prostate exams.  Comprehensive multi-disciplinary care for trans adults. 

Financial assistance may be available.

Unity Pointe Health is located in Des Moines.

No age limits stated but appears to be for 18+ patients.  

U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs Patient Care Services (WebsiteVA Patient Care for People who are LGBT and Related Identities, FB – Veteran Affairs , IG – @VeteranAffairs)

The VA offers Hormone Treatment and screening, prevetion and treatmet of STIs including HIV.  Cancer screening and other services are available

There are various benefits available to veterans check the website.

There are VA clinics in various locations around Iowa – check this link – VA clinics in Iowa

Patient care is for veterans.

Iowa University Center for LGBTQIA and Student Success (WebsiteThielen Student Health Center, FB – Veteran Affairs , IG – @VeteranAffairs)

At the moment Thielen Student Health Center can not initiate hormone replacement therapy, but the pharmacy at Thielen Studet Health Center can refill hormone prescriptions and the health center can refer students to providers who can initiate hormone therapy.

Payment options are not obvious but probably include student health insurance and other insurance coverage.

The Thielen Student Health Center is located in Memorial Union in Ames

Care is for university students.