Health Care Resources in New Hampshire and New Jersey

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 and we will see what we can do to help.

This week we are listing resources for New Hampshire and New Jersey

New Hampshire

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

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

Costs of hormone therapy and blood tests to monitor hormone therapy are not covered by student fees.  Check with insurance 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.  

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

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

Payment options are not obvious

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.

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

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

No obvious payment options besides insurance.

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.    

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.

Hormonne therapy and blood tests to monitor hormone therapy are not included in student fees.  Check with your insurance company for coverage

PSU Health Services is in Plymouth.

PSU Health Services serves the university students.

New Jersey

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (Website – The Rutgers Center for Transgender Health (RTCH)FBRutgers New Jersey Medical School, IG – @RU.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 Healht also provideservices 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 beyond insurance are not obvious and it is noted that some procedures are not covered by insurance.

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

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

RWJ University Hospital Sommerset (WebsiteTransgender 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 hormone therapy and monitoring, comprehensive primary care with annual wellness visits, chest and breast health, HIV prevention and chronic illiness management control.

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 – @htllcorg)

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

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.

Health Transitions has severa locations in New Jersey and New York click the link and select location tab.

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 – @RWJUH)

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

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

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

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

University Hospital (WebsiteLGBTQ Inclusive Health, FBUniversity Hospital , IG – @UniversityHospitalNewark)

University Hospital provides hormone therapy and gender confirmation surgery.  University Hospital also offers Primary Care, Specialty Care and Hospital Care for LGBT patients and their families.

University Hospital doesn’t have obvious payment options beyond a list of accepted insurance, but they do have a financial counseling dept. which may be able to answer questions for the uninsured or those in financial need.

University Hospital is located in Newark

There are no obvious age limitations for services, contact University Hospital for more information on age limitations. 

It is not clear that there are services in New Jersey for youth who wish to transition, but the Gender and Sexuality Development Program  at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia appears to serve chilren and youth from New Jersey.