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Health Care Resources in New Hampshire and New Jersey

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Health Care Resources in New Hampshire and New Jersey

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 New Hampshire and New Jersey.

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 New Hampshire and New Jersey.

 

New Hampshire

Core Physicians (Wesbsite – LGBTQ Health  FB Core Physicians,  IG@corephysicians)

Core Physicians offers HRT, gender confirmation surgery, laser hair removal, primay exams, HIV treatment and prevention including PrEP, sexual health and cancer screenings.  referrals for laser hair removal and voice therapy are available.

Payment Options: Core Physicians participates in many insurance plans, but there is no obvious assistance program for the uninsured or those in financial need.  

Core Physicians have serveral locations around New Hampshire call ahead to find out where to go for LGBTQ Health.

No Age limitations are stated, but services appear to be for adults.  

 

Equality Health Center  (WebsiteTransgender Health/ LGBTQ Health, FBEquality Health Center IG@equalityhealthcenter)

LGBTQ Health Services provides HRT, primary care, STI testing and treatment, HIV prevention including PrEP, sexual health, cancer screenings, birth control and other services.

Payment Options:  Equality Health Center accepts most major insurance plans.  They also calculate fees on a sliding scale based on family income.  If you believe you will need help paying your fees, contact the staff for help on financial problem solving.  

LGBTQ Health at the Equality Health Center is in Concord.

Equality Health Center does have a teen health program, but it is not obvious what services are available to different ages, so call ahead to check on age limits for services.  

 

University of New Hampshire Health & Wellness  (WebsiteTransgender Health Care at UNH, FBUNH Health & Wellness IG@unhhealth)

Transgender Health Care at UNH offers,  hormone therapy, primary care and referrals for gender confirmation surgery.

Payment Options:  HRT and blood tests to monitor HRT are not covered by student fees.  Check with your insurance provider to see if these services can be covered a UNH Health & Wellness.

Transgender Health Care at UNH is in Durham

UNH Health and Wellness serves adults – UNH/USNH employees & dependents (18+) and students.  

 

Plymouth State University Health Services (WesbsiteTransgender Health, FB – NONE,  IG – NONE)

PSU health services will not prescribe hormone therapy or blood monitoring tests, but they will direct you to medical care in the community that can provide these services.  PSU Health Care will assist in administering hormone shots.

Payment Options:  HRT and blood tests to monitor HRT are not included in student fees.  Check with your insurance provider for coverage.

PSU Health Services is on Plymouth State University Campus in Plymouth.

PSU Health Services serves the university students.

 

Planned Parenthood of New Hampshire has (5) Health Centers that are part of (1) organization, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE) (Websites  – PPNNE, FBPlanned Parenthood of Northern New England, and IG@ppnne).

The PPNNE Health Center in Manchester offers HRT along with other Services.  All of the centers offer important services to the LGBTQ+ community, such as birth control, sexualt health and prevention, testing and treatment for HIV/STI’s including PrEP, PEP and prescriptions for Truvada.   For these services be sure to search for LGBTQ Services at the Planned Parenthood website for the Planned Parenthood location nearest to you.

Other Health Centers are located in Claremont, Derry, Exeter and Keene and all have teleheat.  If you need HRT but are not located near Manchester, 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 many PP 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 New Hampshire has (1) organization (WebsitesManchester VA Medical Center 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.

Manchester VA Medical Center has (1) medical center in Manchester and (4) associated clinics in Conway, Portsmouth, Somersworth and Tilton.

LGBT Veteran Care is for U.S. veterans.

 

New Jersey

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (Website – The Rutgers Center for Transgender Health (RTCH)FBRutgers New Jersey Medical School, IG @rutgers_njms)

The Rutgers Center for Transgender Health (RCTH) is a collaborative center that will provide a full spectrum of medical, psychiatric and surgical care for the transgender person. RTCH has some amazing services including experts in reproductive endrocrinology who provide hormone therapy, and egg preservation.  The Dept. of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health also provides services including hysterectomy, vaginectomy and ongoing post-operation care.  A plastic surgey expert offers both male and female bottom and top gender confirmation surgery, feminizaing facial surgery and trachial shave.  The Dept. of Otolaryngology also offers endolaryngeal pitch adjustment surgery for gender confirming voice changes.   The Dept of Medicine also offers hormone therapy, internal medicine and infectious disease expertise including treatment and prevention of HIV.

Payment Options: RNJMS accepts many insurance plans.  There is no obvious financial assistance for the uninsured or others in need.

Transgender Health at Rutgers New Jerssey Medical School is located in Newark and offers telehealth.

Age limitations are not stated, but appear to be for adults, contact RTCH for information about age limitations on services.   

 

Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) University Hospital Sommerset (Website – Transgender Health Services at the Babs Siperstein PROUD Center, FB –  RWJ University Hospital Somerset , IG@babssiperstein_proudcenter and @rwjsomerset)

Transgender Health (and LGBTQIA Health Services) at Bab Siperstein PROUD center offers HRT and monitoring, comprehensive primary care with annual wellness visits, chest and breast health, HIV prevention including PrEP and PEP and chronic illiness management control.

Payment Options: Babs Siperstien PROUD center/ RWJSommerset has a list of accepted insurances and financial assistance programs

Babs Siperstein PROUD Center at RWJ University Hospital is located in Sommerville.

No obvious age limitations, call the Babs Siperstien PROUD center to understand age limitations on services.    

 

Healthy Transitions, LLC (WebsiteHealthy Transitions, FBHealthy Transitions , IG – none found)

Healthty Transitions offers HRT and puberty blockers as well as pre-op evaluations and post-op care.

Payment Options:  Healthy Transitions does not accept insurance of any kind nor do they process any aspects of insurance to include medical prior authorizaitons.  You will receive a receipt that can be submitted for out-of-network coverage. There is a 5-7% surcharge for using credit cards.  There is no obvious financial aid program for the uninsured or those in need.  

Health Transitions has severa locations in Montclair New Jersey, Staten Island New York, virtual appointments and hous calls,  click the link and select location tab for more information.

Healty Transitions serves transgender, non-binary and gender creative people across their lifespans.

 

Robert Woods Johnson University Hospital-RWJBarnabas Health (WebsiteTransgender Community Services, FBRobert Wood Johnson University Hospital , IG@rwjbarnabas_health)

Transgender Community Services at RWJUH/RWJ Barnabas Health offers HRT, gender confirmation surgeries including masculizing and feminizing top surgeries and facial surgeries, otolaryngology and voice training.   Gynecology and urology are also offered.

Payment Options:  RWJUH has a list of accepted insurances and financial assistance programs identical to the Babs Siperstien PROUD center/ RWJSommerset programs.

RWJUH is located in New Brunswick, but check with their LGBTQIA Health Navigator service to see if there are other more convenient locations and telehealth is also available.

No obvious age limitations, check with thier LGBTQIA Health Navigator service for more information about age limits on services.

 

University Hospital (Websites – LGBTQ Inclusive Health and Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine (D.A.Y.M.) Clinic, FB – University Hospital , IG@babssiperstein_proudcenter)

University Hospital and D.Y.A.M. Clinic provide HRT and gender confirmation surgery, Primary Care, STI/HIV testing and treatment including PrEP and PEP, many birth control options including long-lasting birth control and sppecialty care and hospital care for LGBTQ patients and their families.

Payment Options: University Hospital accepts many insurances and has financial counseling and assistance programs.  Click the links for more information.

University Hospital is located in Newark and the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine (D.A.Y.M.) clinic serves patients 12-26.  Check the following link D.A.Y.M clinic for

The Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine (D.A.Y.M) provides the services to patients 12 – 26, click the D.A.Y.M. clinic link for location, clinic hours and phone numbers.

 

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is one more resource New Jersey for youth who wish to transition, click the link Gender and Sexuality Development Program for more information.

 

Planned Parenthood of New Jersey has (5) Health Centers that are part of (1) organization, Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan New Jersey (PPMNJ) (Websites  – PPMNJ, FBPlanned Parenthood of Metropolitan New Jersey, and IG@ppmnj)

Transgender/ Nonbinary patients can get some hormones at all (5) Health Centers as well as prescriptions and referrals to other services if needed see the link Transgender/ Nonbinary Hormone Therapy for more information.  PPMNJ also provides Telehealth.  All of the Health Centers offer many other important services to the LGBTQ+ community, such as birth control, sexualt health and prevention, testing, referrals 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.

The Health Centers are in the following locations, Patterson, East Orange, Mulberry-Newark and Montclair.  PMNJ also provides services via telehealth.  Click the following link for more information on locations and telehealth.  Note that the Ironbound Health Center in Newark is currently closed.

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 many PP 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 New Jersey has (1) organization (WebsitesVA New Jersey 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 New Jersey Health Care System has (2) medical centers in East Orange and  Lyons and (9) associated clinics at Hackensack, Hamilton, Brick, Jersey City, Morristown, Paterson, Piscataway, Sussex and Tinton FallsNorth.

LGBT Veteran Care is for U.S. veterans.


 

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.