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Health Care Resources in Nebraska and Nevada

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Health Care Resources in Nebraska and Nevada

Hi Everyone,

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.

Today we are covering Nebraska and Nevada.

Many resources are, to their credit,  creating  comfortable places for routine and proactive health maintenance 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 Nebraska and Nevada.

 

Nebraska

UMNC Nebraska Medicine  (WebsiteTransgender Care, FBNebraska Medicine IG@nebraskamed)

Transgender Care offers,  hormone therapy, post-operative care for genital reconstruction and gynecological exams for transmen.  The transgender clinic team can also make referrals for primary care and surgical care.  UMNC also has an online list of local and national resources for the transgender person at Transgender Resources.  We came across a familiar face on their website, author, speaker and consultant Ryan Sallans. who together with Dr. Nahia J. “Jean” Amoura are doing a series of videos on health for Transgender men.  Here is the link for one of the videos titled  “Do Transgender Men Need Pelvic Exams and Pap Smears Part 1”. This vide and many others can be found at the website link above and on this youtube channel.

Payment Options:  Nebraska Medical accepts many insurance plans, click the link Insurance Plans Accepted for more information.  Nebraska Medical also offers professional patient financial counseling to all patients and has programs for patients in financial need, see the link Patient Financial Assistance for more information.  

Transgender Medicine at UMNC Nebraska Medicine is in Omaha.

Transgender Care will help patients of all ages and genders with their transition and offers hormone therapy to patients age 19+.

 

University Health Center, University of Nebraska – Lincoln  (WebsiteTransgender Care Clinic @ University Health Center, FBUniversity Health Center at Nebraska IGuniversityhealthcenter_neb)

The Transgender Care Clinic at the University Health Center offers high-quality, affirming, accessible care for trans and non-binary patients.  Services includ hormone therapy, gynecological care and post-sugical care for genital reconstruction.  The clinic offers referrals for top surgery,bottom surgery, urologists, primary care, and legal help.  This clinic is affiliated with Nebrasaka Medicine and also has health care videos at it’s website by Ryan Sallans and Dr. Nahia J. “Jean” Amoura which you can find by going to the website or following this link to the youtube channel “Do Transgender Men Need Pelvic Exams and Pap Smears Part 1”

Payment Options: Visits to the Transgender Care Clinic are considered ‘specialty services’ and are not covered by student fees.  Students are advised to contact their health insurance companies to determine what services can be covered.  The Transgender Care Clinic offers referrals for financial assistance.

The Transgender Care Clinic at UNL-Health Center is in Lincoln.  The clinic is available on the 2nd Wednesday of each month between 2:30 – 4 PM

The Transgender Clinic at UNL Health Center offers students, faculty and staff of all genders care and support for their transition.

 

Affiliated Reproductive Health Clinics (ARHC) (Wesbsite – Gender Services in Omaha NE  FB ARHC Nebraska,  IG@arhcnebraska)

ARHC LGBTQ+ Clinic offers hormone therapy and puberty blockersPhysical exams, HIV/STD testing,l treatment and prevention, birth control, and referrals for laser hair removal and voice therapy are available.

Payment Options: ARHC accepts insurance, call the clinic before your appointment to find out if your insurance provider is accepted by ARHC.  No obvious financial assistance programs.

Gender Services at ARHC LGBTQ+ Clinic are located in Bellevue NE, near Omaha

No Age limitations are stated, but since puberty blockers are offered, the clinic may serve adolescents as well as adults.  Call the provider to confirm age limitations on services.  

 

One World Community Health Clinics, Inc (WesbsiteLGBTQ+ Health Care  FB One World CHC,  IG@oneworldchc)

LGBTQ+ Health Care includes  hormone therapy and also HIV/ STD testing & treatment .  The clinic offers broader physical and mental health services to all patients including LGBTQ+ like primary care, dental care, etc.

Payment Options: One World CHC accepts most insurance, medicaid, medicare and has a sliding fee scale for patients in financial need, for additional information click the link  One World CHC payment options

One World Community Health Clinics have multiple locations around Omaha, Plattsmouth and Bellevue click the link One World CHC locations.

While clients of all ages are welcome to LGBTQ+ Health Care at One World CHC, hormone therapy is only available to 19+.  One World CHC also has Teen and Young Adult Clinics where patients 12-24 are welcome click the link  – Teen and Young Adult Health Centers

 

VA Health Care for LGBTQ Veterans in Nebraska has (1) organization (WebsitesVA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System, 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.

Payment Options: VA Health Care is offered free of charge to veterans.   Veterans may have some copays.

VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System has (1) medical center in Omaha and (7) associated clinics (6) in Nebraska at Bellvue, Grand Island, Holdrege, Lincoln, Norfolk and North Platte and (1 ) in Iowa at Shenandoah.

LGBT Veteran Care is for U.S. veterans.

 

Trangender Resources an Online Guide (WesbsiteWebsiteTransgender Resources, FBNebraska Medicine IG@nebraskamed)

Transgender Resources is a national and local guide of doctors as well as health care, legal, behavioral and support services for transgender, nonbinary and GNC people available through the UMNC Nebraska Medicine website.

Check the individual providers for location, payment options and age limitations.

 

Nevada

Northern Nevada HOPES (Website – LGBTQ+ Friendly ServicesFBNorthern Nevada Hopes, IG @nnhopes)

The 2017 transgender resource guide posted on the NNHOPES website says that NNHOPES provides HRT, but HRT is not mentioned on the NNHOPES website, so best to call ahead and confirm.  In additiona to potentially offering hormone therapy, HOPES supports the LGBTQ+ community by providing culturally competent healthcare, social services, and community outreach and education.  Services include primary care, pediatric primary care, HIV and infectious disease care and chronic disease management, women’s healthcare, and other services.

Payment Options:  HOPES offers sliding scale fees to the uninsured.

LGBTQ+ Friendly Services of HOPES are located in Reno.

Age limitations for various services are not obvious, contact Northern Nevada HOPES for more information on age limitations.   

 

Planned Parenthood of Nevada has (4) Health Centers that are part of (2) organizations  Planned Parenthood Mar Monte (PPMM) and Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) (Websites  – PPMM and PPRM, FBPlanned Parenthood of Mar Monte  and Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, and IG – none found for PPMM and #plannedparenthoodoftherockymountains).

The PPMM Health Center in Reno offers Gender Affirming Care including HRT and Puberty Blockers.  The PPRM Fifth Street Health Center in Reno offers Gender Affirming Care including HRT and Puberty Blockers.  While the (2) Health Centers in Las Vegas don’t offer Gender Affirming Care, all of the centers offer these important services to the LGBTQ+ community, such as birth control, sexualt health and prevention, testing and treatment for HIV/STI’s.   For these services be sure to search for LGBTQ Services at the Planned Parenthood website for the Planned Parenthood location nearest to you.

If you are not located near Reno, they offer LGBTQ health care via telehealth, so try clicking on the site to see if you can arrange a telehealth appointment for HRT.

Payment Options:  Many PP Health Centers accept insurance and offer financial help, check on the websites and with the center for details.

The service is intended for adults 18+, but the Reno Health Centers offer service to patients 16 to 17  andyou may be able to get HRT with parental consent and additional paperwork, check with the Health Center.

 

VA Health Care for LGBTQ Veterans in Nevada has (2) organizations (WebsitesVA Sierra Nevada Health Care System and VA Southern Nevada Health Care System 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.

Payment Options: VA Health Care is offered free of charge to veterans.   Veterans may have some copays.

VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System has (1) medical center, Ioannis A. Lougaris Veterans’ Administration Medical Center, in Reno and (4) associated clinics with (3) in Nebraska at Carson, North Reno and Fallon and (1) in California at Diamond.

VA Southern Nevada Health Care System has (2) medical centers, North Las Vegas Medical Center and Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center  both in North Las Vegas and (6) associated clinics in Las Vegas (3), Laughlin, Henderson, and Pahrump.

LGBT Veteran Care is for U.S. veterans.

 

Northern Nevada Transgender Resource Guide (WebsiteNorthern Nevada Transgender Resource Guide – 2017, FB -none found, IG – none found)

Online Guide to Resources, including Medical Resource and Hormone Replacement Therapy for Transgender People, see p 8.  Note the guide is 2 yrs old and resources listed generally do not specify HRT as a service for trangender individuals on their websites, so call ahead.  Call individual providers to find locations,  understand age limitations on services and payment options for services.

Check with providers for payment options, locations and age limitations for services.


 

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.