01 Jan Health Care Resources in Kansas and Kentucky
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 Kansas and Kentucky 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.
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This week we are listing resources for Kansas and Kentucky.
The Transgender Medicine program takes a multi-disciplinary approach to transitioning including the following services, hormone replacement therapy, primary care, gender-confirming surgery, voice therapy and vocal surgery and fertility preservation. The program gives referrals for other services that are needed but not provided in this program.
No obvious payment options.
The University of Kansas Health System is located in Kansas City and multiple other locations across the state
The program is for adolescents and adults.
The Transgender Health Services offered includ hormone therapy, wellness checks, STI and STD testing and treatment, referrals to plastic surgeons, urologists and mental health specialists.
The clinic is open to discussing payment options
Trust Women is located in Witchita
Adolescents and adults are served by Transgender Health Services
St. Luke’s Transgender Health Care Services has a multidiscplinary team to provide the following services: hormone therapy, gender confirmation surgery, primary and wellness care, routine cancer screening, STD screening and PrEP prescriptions, referrals for a variety of services this program doesn’t provide.
If in need of financial assistance St. Luke’s may be able to help.
St. Luke’s serves the greater Kansas City area.
It is not clear whether the Transgender Health Services are available for patients younger than 18+, check with the program.
The clinic provide hormone therapy and can connect transgender patients with gender-affirming primary care physicians in the KC Care network as well as provide referrals to gender-affirming surgery. Dr. Grimstad who started the clinic is an OB-Gyn with an interest in transgender care and provides hysterectomies and contraceptive resources.
No obvious payment options.
KC Care is located in Kansas City
No age limits are stated but it appears KC Care serves patients 18+
The Gender Pathway Services program is an interdisciplinary, family-centered services for transgender, gender-variant, and gender-questioning children. The services that Children’s Mercy offer are not completely clear. There is a statement that discussion of cross-sex hormones and puberty blocking is availble at appropriate ages, but the appropriate age is not defined – however, the program will monitor hormone treatment and guide parents who are seeking gender-confirmation surgery for their children to appropriate surgeons. Another statement is made which is highlighted for consideration “An endocrinologist will recommend blood work to look for biologic changes that may contribute to feelings of transgender and treat those if needed.”
No obvious payment options
The Gender Pathway Services is located in Kansas City.
This program is for children and adolescents.
The Transgender Health Care/ Gender Services program offers hormone therapy and puberty blockers. The Clinic also provides a large number of sexual health services and referrals to various programs.
They accept insurance, but there are no other obvious payment methods.
The Transgender Health Care program is in Witchita.
Since the program offers puberty blockers as well as hormone therapy, it is assumed they accept adolescents as well as adults.
Truman Medical Center runs a patient advocacy program that focuses on the needs of the transgender patient. They recommend primary care physicians and give referrals for specialty services like endrocrinology (hormone therapy).
Financial counseling is available to navigate payments.
Truman Medical Center is located in Kansas City
Ages of patients served is not stated but appears to be 18+
Transform Health Clinic provides the following services – gender affirming hormone therapy. primary and preventative care, HIV prevention and treatment, referrals to gender-confirmation surgeons.
Payment options besides insurance are not obvious
UK Health is located in Lexington
Hormone therapy is for older teens and adults, but no age cut-off is given so contact the program.
The website doesn’t give specific details about services available, but Pediatric Endocrinology is listed as a program related to LGBTQ Care, so hormone therapy may be available for children adolescents and adults. Contact the program.
Payment options are not obvious.
U of L Physicians are located in Louisville
Age limits for treatment for others beside adults 18+ are not obvious, contact the program.