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Health Care Resources in Maryland and Massachusetts

Health Care Resources in Maryland and Massachusetts

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 Maryland and Massachusetts 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 Maryland and Massachusetts.

Maryland

The University of Maryland Children’s Hospital (WebsiteTransgender Family Health Services, FBUniversity of Maryland Children’s Hospital, IG – @UMarylandChildrensHospital)

Transgender Family Health Services offers hormone therapy and puberty blockers as well as primary care and gender-affirming gynecology.  Support and guidance is offered for the trans patient as well as family, partners and friends of transgender clients.   Referrals are available for surgery and other services.

Payment options are not obvious.

Transgender Family Health Services is located in Baltimore.

The program will see patients of all ages, pediatric, adolescents and adults, although medical treatment typically doesn’t start until a client is approaching or past puberty.  

John Hopkins Medicine (WebsiteThe Center for Transgender Health, FBJohn Hopkins Medicine, IG – @JohnHopkinsMedicine)

The Center for Transgender Health provides a wide range of non-surgical services and surgical services for transgender individuals.  Non-surgical services include hormone therapy and puberty blockers as well as primary care.  Referrals are availalbe for adolescents who wish to have gender-affirming surgery.  There are many other services such as fertility blocking, fertility assistance and fertility preservation, urology, gynecology, dermatorlogy and voice therapy.

No obvious payment options.

The Center for Transgender Health is in Baltimore

The program accepts patients from 5 years old to adults. 

Trans Healthcare MD (Website – Trans Healthcare MD, FBTrans Healthcare MD IG – @TransHealthcareMD)

Trans Healthcare MD is a digital resource for locating hormone therapy providers around the state of Maryland

Payment options vary by service provider, check with the provider.

This is an online resource for locating providers around the state of Maryland

Ages served vary by provider, check with the provider. 

Chase Brexton Health Care (Website – Trans Care, FBChase Brexton Health Care IG – @ChaseBrexton)

Chase Brexton Health Care has a Trans Care program focused on both Pediatric Trans Care and Adult Trans CarePediatric Trans Care highlights the following services, routine pediatric medical care, puberty blockers, hormone therapy, gynecology and counseling for fertility preservation.  Adult Trans Care highlights primary care, infectious disease care and gynecological care.  It is assumed that hormone therapy would be available for adults.

Payment options are not obviou.

Trans Care is offered in multiple sites including Baltimore, Columbia, Easton,Glen Burnie and Randallstown, but only on specific days and times so check the website for this information.

Trans Care serves pediatric, adolescent and adult patients.    

Star Track Adolescent Health Program (WebsiteYour Trans Care (YTC), FBStar Track Adolescent Health Care IG – @StarTrackHealth)

The YTC program offers primary care to transgender patients as well as specialty services like hormone therapy, puberty blocking, referrals and coordination for gender affirming surgery, trans-affirming gynecology, fertility preservation counseling, and support to family, friends and partners of the transgender client.

YTC also provides HIV testing and prevention.

Payment options are not obvious.

YTC is located in Baltimore

YTC serves patients ages 12 through 21. 

 

Massachusetts

Fenway Health (WebsiteTransgender Health, FBFenway Health , IG – @fenwayhealth)

The Youth Clinic at Fenway Health provides gender affirming hormone therapy.

Payment options are not obvious.

Multiple clinics in the Boston area.

The age of patients served varies by clinic, so check the website.      

Massachusetts General Hospital (WebsiteTransgender Health Program, FBMassachusetts General Hospital , IG – @massgeneral)

The Transgender Health Program focuses on gender-affirming primary careHormone therapy is available and also links to surgical services..

Payment options are not obvious.

Massachusetts General Hospital serves the Boston and Boston-Area.

Services appear to be available to adolescents and adults.     

Boston Medical (WebsiteTransgender Medicine and Surgery, FBBoston Medical Center , IG – @BostonMedicalCenter)

Transgender Medicine and Surgery offers hormone therapy, infectious disease prevention, screening and treatment, voice therapy and surgical services for patients 18+

Payment options are not obvious.

Boston Medical Center is in Boston.

Services are for adolescents and adults except for surgery which is limited to 18+.  

Baystate Health (WebsiteTransgender Services, FBBaystate Health , IG – @baystatehealth)

Transgender Services provides hormone therapy, primary care, prepartion for gender-confirming surgeriess, routine GYN care, and screening for infectious diseases.

Financial assistance is available for qualifying patients.

Baystate Health has muliple locations in Sprinfield and Northampton, check the website.

Ages served is not stated, but services appear to be for adults.    

MIT Medical (WebsiteTransgender Health, FBMIT Medical , IG – @mitmedical)

Transgender Health offers hormone therapy, primary care, from healthcare providers knowledgeable about transgender issues, gynecological care  and referrals to other services and surgeeons.

Payment options beyond insurance are not obvious.

Transgender Health is located in Cambridge

MIT medical serves students and adults.  

Stonewall Center (WebsiteTrans Resource Guide for Western Massachusetts, FBStonewall Center , IG – @stonewallcenter)

Stonewall Center provided a comprehensive online guide for trans healthcare resources in Western Massachusetts.

Payment options vary by providers, check with the provider

The Stonewall center is located in Amherst and the healthcare providers have various locations check with the provider.

Ages served vary by provider, check with the providers.  

University of Amherst, University Health Services (WebsiteTransgender Health, FB – none, IG – none)

The Transgender Health program provides hormone therapy and primary.  The University Health Services can give referrals to local surgeons who perform gender-affirming surgery.

Student insurance covers transgender services and most common gender-confirming surgeries

Transgender Health at University Health Services is located in Amherts

Services appear to be for students and adults.  

Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts (WebsiteGender-Affirming Hormone Therapy, FBPlanned Parenthood , IG – @PlannedParenthood)

Planned Parenthood provides hormone therapy, Planned Parenthood also provides routine gyneological screenings, prevention, testing and treatment of HIV/STI, birth control, condoms and many other services.

If you are uninsured, you may qualify for a state-funded program or a lower fee scale for family planning services.  Fees for services are based on your household income.

There are several Planned Parenthood sites around the state, check the website.

Age limits are not stated but services appear to be for adults.