Health Care Resources in New York City

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Health Care Resources in New York City

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.

There are so many resources in the New York city Area of New York state that today’s posts is dedicated to just New York city.  Last week we covered resources in New York state outside of New York city.  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 covering resources in New York city.

New York City

Mount Sinai has several resources for transgender individuals and these are listed below.  Thefirst resource is for children and adolescents and the second set of resources is for adults.  All of the Mount Sinai resources have the same FB – The Mount Sinai Hospital and IG – @mountsinainyc.

Mount Sinai Resource 1: Adolescent Health Services (WebsiteLGBTQ Support/ Transgender Health Services)

Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center offers all young people, regardless of sexual expression or gender identity, access to high quality, comprehensive medical and mental health care with sensitivity and compassion and in a confidential setting.  Services include evaluation and prescriptions for hormone therapy, primary care, sexual health care including comprehensive STI evaluation and treatment, routine HIV testing and counseling and many other services.

Mount Sinai Resourc 2: (Websites – Gender Affirmation ServicesUnion Square Transgender Medicine and The Center for Transgender and Medicine and Surgery – CTMS).

All the sites listed in resource two are affiliated with The Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery (CTMS).  CTMS resources take a team approach to caring for trans and gender non-conforming people. Sevices include hormone therapy, primary care, gender confirmation surgery, gynecology, and urology.

In addition to accepting insurance, Mount Sinai also has financial assistance programs.

Mount Sinai has several locations around New York city, call one of the resources above to find the resource closest to you.

Mount Sinai has services for children, adolescents (resource 1) and adults (resource set 2).    

Planned Parenthood of Greater New York  (WebsiteTransgender Services, FBPlanned Parenthood of Greater New York Action Fund IG – @ppgnyact)

Planned Parenthood of Greater New  York offers transgender/ nonbinary hormone therapy.  Planned parenthood also has a wide range of many services available to all people including primary care, HIV, SIT testing, counseling, and treatment PEP and PrEP, contraception,and gynecological care including PAP smears.

PPGY will help with health insurance enrollment and even if you don’t have insurance you can go to PPGY where financial counselors will help you get insurance and/or financial assistance

PPGY operates 28 health center locations and 2 mobile health centers Proect Street Beat – NYC and Plan Van – Nassau Couty.

PPGY serves adults and may have some services for teens, call ahead to confirm age limitations on services.  

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center (Website – Transgender HealthHealth Outreach to Teens (HOTT), and Callen-Lorde HOTT medical mobile unit  FBCallen-Lorde Community Health Center, IG – @callenlorde)

Callen-Lorde has many services available in its Transgender Health  program including hormone therapy, primary care, chest/breast health, pelvic wellness/PAP, STI/HIV/AIDS ccreenings, testing, prevention and treatment including PrEP and PEP.  In addition to services for adults at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, Callen-Lorde has two resources for youth only ages 13-24.  The  youth-only medical suite at Callen-Lordeis, the Health Outreach to Teens (HOTT), and the youth-only mobile unit, the  Callen-Lorde HOTT medical mobile unit.  Callen-Lorde has lots of other great stuff on their site, including a comic from illustrator Ketch Wehr to show how cis people can be allies to non-binary and trans people, pamphlets on safer binding and tucking, a guide to changing your voice, a list of surgeons who do gender confirmation surgery, a list of NYC-metro area list of community resources for transgender and non-binary people, and a pronouns matter video

Payment options are not obvious.

Callen-Lorde Community Health Care Centers are in mid-town Mahattan and the Bronx; use this link to find locations.

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center has a services for youth 13-24 at a youth only suite Health Outreadt to Teens HOTT at Callen-Lorde and also a for youth only HOTT mobile unit.  Adult services are available at the Callen-Lorde Community Centers at locations above.       

NYC Health and Hospitals (Websites – LGBTQ Health Care Services and Five Pride Centers Dedicated to LGBTQ Health Care The Pride Health Center at Bellevue   The Pride Health Center, Gotham Health at GouverneurThe Pride Health Center at Gotham Health at JudsonThe Pride Health Center at Metropolitan, The Pride Health Center at Woodhull, as well as the  LGBTQ Health Services Brochure, FB –  NYC Health and Hospitals, IG – @NYCHealthCenter)

NYC Health and Hospitals has many resources for the transgender and non-binary person including the five Pride Health Care Centers dedicated to the health of LGBTQ people listed above.  Services include hormone therapy (at select locations), primary care, gynecological care, HIV screenings and treatment,confidential sexual health  care inlcuding for adolescents. NYC Health also offers this great Brochure on Health Tips for Trans Men and People of Trans Masculine Experience.

Insurance payments and financial counseling is available see this link for information on isurance coverage accepted and finanacial help.

NYC Health has many locations and these are listed in the LGBTQ Health Servies Brochure.

Age limitations for services may vary, contact the site for further information on age limitations on services.    

NYU has several resources for Adults, Children & Adolescents, and Students including (1) NYU Langone Health, (2) Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone and and (3) NYU Student Health Care Services (Websites – (1) Transgender Surgery Services at NYU Langone, (2) Gender and Sexuality Services,and (3) Trans/ Non-Binary/ Gender Non-Conforming Health and Wellness FB –  NYU Langone Health, Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, and  NYU Student Health Center, IG – @NYULangone Health, @HassenfeldChildrensHospital, and @ NYUSHC)

The Transgender Surgery Services site points to the all of the resources for gender confrimation surgery services, but also identifies resources at NYU Langone for hormone therapy, adolescent medicine, voice surgery and therapy, sexual health and other services.  Surgery services include masculinization procedures – top surgery, metoidioplasty, phalloplasy, and body contouring and feminization procedures inlcuding – breast augmentation, facial feminization, orchiectomy, tracheal shave, and vaginoplasty. 

The Gender and Sexuality Services at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital will evaluate children and adolescents for mental health concerns and develop a treatment plan, if required, for gender-affirming medical interventions, including puberty suppression, hormone therapy, and gender-affirming surgery.

NYU Student Health has the Trans/ Non-Binary/ Gender Non-Conforming Health and Wellness program.  This program inlcudes hormone therapy, gender affirming surgery primary care, testicular health, pelvice health, and voice modification

NYU Lagone Health has a main campus inthe Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan.

Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital has several locations where patients are seen.  Call ahead to find out if the location you chose provides the services you need.

Trans Health and Wellness is available at NYU Student Health Center, main campus, check with the university for satellite locations and international locations.

Payment options include insurance.  NYU Student Health insurance covers gender confirmaiton surgery, hormone therapy and other services.  Transgender Surgery Services works with the The Out Foundation which funds gender confirmation surgeries and other gender confrimation medical  services.

Services at Hasssenfeld Children’s Hospital are for children and adolsecents and The Trans/Non-Binary/ Gender Non-Conforming Health and Wellness Program at NYU Student Health is for NYU students, for age limits on all other services from NYU Langone check with the provider.  

Northwell Health (Websites- Gerald . Friedman Transgender Health & Welnness Program at Lenox Hospital and LGBTQIA+ Clinical Services and Transgender Care Center, FBNorthwell Health, IG – @northwellhealth)

The Transgender Health and Care Programs at NorthWell Health offer hormone therapy, puberty blocking, primary care, HIV prevention and treatment inlcuding PrEP and STI screening.  Fertility specialists are also available

Check to make sure your insurance covers services, Financial Assistance is also available for those who qualify.

The Gerald Friedman Transgender Health & Wellness Program is in Manhattan and the Transgender Care Center is in Long Island.

Services are open to children, adolescents and adults.

Weill Cornell Medicine (WebsiteLGBTQ+ Community Healthcare Services, FBWeill Cornell Medicine, IG– @Weill Cornell Medicine)

The LGBTQ+ Community Healthcare Services offers hormone therapy, primary care, voice therapy, HIV/STI testing, treatment and prevention, sexual health, incuding gynecology and prostate health.

Check the site for location of services, payment options and age limitations for services.

Community Healthcare Network (CHN) (WebsiteLGBT Health, FBCommunity Healthcare Network , IG – @chnnyc)

LGBT Health offers hormone therapy, primary care, HIV/STI testing and treatment including PEP and PrEP, voice therapy referrals for gender-affirming surgeries.

Some services are offered free of charge, but check with provider for payment options

CHN locations

Age limitations are not obvious, check with the provider for age limits. 

Apicha Community Health Center (WebsiteTransgender Health, FBApicha Community Health Center , IG – @APICHA Community Health Center)

Transgender Health includes – hormone therapy, primary care, HIV/STI testing and treatment including PEP and PrEP and vaginoplasty, the following masculizing surgeries mastectomy, chest reconstruction, phalloplasty, and metoidoplasty.

Payment options are not obvious, check with the provider.

Apicha Community Health Center is located in Manhatten.

Age limits for services are not obvious, these appear to be oriented adults, but call with any quesitons on age limitations.