Health Care Resources in Nebraska and Nevada

Health Care Resources in Nebraska and Nevada

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 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.

Nebraska Medical offers professional patient financial counseling to all patients and also has programs patients can apply for see this link Patient Financial Assistance

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 of Nebraska – Lincoln  (WebsiteTransgender Care Clinic @ University Health Center, FB – NONE  IG – NONE)

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”

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 beyond insurance are not obvious

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 to confirm.  

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.

One World CHC has a sliding fee scale for patients in financial need  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

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 hormone therapy, but hormone therapy 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.

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, Fifth Street Health Center (WebsiteLGBTQ Services in Reno, NV, FB –  Planned Parenthood , IG – @PlannedParenthood)

LGBTQ Services at Planned Parenthood Fifth Street Health Center offers hormone therapy and a variety of sexual health services to the LGBTQ and broader community including STD testing, treatement and vaccines,  HIV testing birth control and men’s and women’s health.

Fifth Street Health Center welcomes patients with or without insurance

LGBTQ Services at Fifth Street Clinic is located in Reno.

No obvious age limitations, call the health center to understand age limitations on services.    

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

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.