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Health Care Resources in Ohio

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Health Care Resources in Ohio

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 quite a few resources in our home state of Ohio (making us proud Ohio!- bonus check the star for the location of B.UR.SLf and our very nearby manufacturer) 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 Ohio.

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital (WebsiteAdolescent and Transition Medicine Transgender Health Clinic, FBCincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center , IG –  @cincinnatichildrensfans)

The Adolescent and Transition Medicine  team will do a medical and psychological interview and then work with the client to create a treatment plane together with the appropriate referrals.  Treatment plans may include, hormone therapy, gender confirmation surgery, menstrual suppression, birth control and speech or language pathology therapy.

In addition to accepting insurance, Financial Assistance at Cincinnati Children’s will work with eligible families to ge financial assistance

The Adolescent and Transition Medicine Transgender Health Clinic is located in Cincinnati.

The Adolescent and Transition Medicine Transgender Health Clinic works with patients from ages 5 -24 years. 

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (WebsiteTransgender Primary Care Clinic, FBThe Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center , IG – @OSUWexnerMedicalCenter)

Transgender Primary Care Clinic includes – hormone therapy, primary care, HIV/STI testing and treatment including PEP and PrEP, referrals for gender affirming surgery, and cancer screenings.

The patient and visitor guide page has links to insurance accepted and financial assistance for qualified patients

The Transgender Primary Care Clinic is located in Ohio State Outpatient Care East in Columbus every Wednesday.

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

Equitas Health (WebsiteTrans and Non-Binary Health, FBEquitas Health , IG – @EquitasHealth)

Trans and Non-Binary Health includes – hormone therapy, primary care including annuals, STI testing and treatment, HIV specialty care, screening for cervical cancer, immunizaitons such as HPV and Hep A & B.

The patient info page has links to insurance accepted and financial assistance for qualified patients

Equitas Health has 17 locations in 11 Ohio cities see the link locations.

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

Cleveland Clinic (WebsiteLGBT Health, FB – Cleveland Clinic, and LGBT Youth, IG – @ClevelandClinic

The Transgender Clinic at LGBT Health offers hormone therapy, primary care, gynecological care and referrals for gender affirming surgery.  Services for LGBT Youth are not as clear, call the clinic for details.

The Billing, Insurance & Payments page has links to insurance accepted and financial assistance for qualified patients

The Transgender Primary Care Clinic is located in Ohio State Outpatient Care East in Columbus every Wednesday.

The Clinic has separate services for adults  at LBGT Health and LGBT Youth.  

Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio (WebsiteLGBT Health, FB – Planned Parenthood , IG – @PlannedParenthood)

PP of Greater Ohio offers inclusive health care to the LGBTQ community.  We couln’t find a PP of Greater Ohio that offers hormone therapy but services that are offered are primary care, STD testing, treatment and vaccines, and service referrals (presumably they can direct you to a provider who gives hormone therary), pregnancy testing, birth control and Women’s and Men’s health.

Check the individual location (in the locations link below) for payment options.

Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohios has several locations around the state.

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

The MetroHealth System (WebsiteLGBTQI+ Pride Network Transgender Health Services and KIDz Pride, FB – The MetroHealth System , IG – @metrohealthCLE)

The MetroHealth System has programs for both adults – Transgender Health Services and children & teens – KIDz Pride.

Transgender Health Services offers hormone therapy for adolescents 16+ (with guardian consent) and adults following typical evaluations

KIDz Pride organizes a team to work with children, teens and their families to help navigate gender identity and make a determination on when the child/teen can receive hormone therapy, if needed.

LGBTQI+ Pride Network also offers the following services to 18+  primary care, HIV prevention – PEP and PrEP, OB-GYN, and various wellness services.  LGBTQI+ Pride Network also offers Pediatric Gender Services for patients under 18, call them for available services 216-778-8564

Check the link for payment options for insurance and financial assistance.

The MetroHealth System has several LGBTQI+ Pride locations in Cleveland and the Greater Cleveland Area.  Check with the provider for locations of Transgender Health Services, KIDz Pride and Pediatric Gender Services.

Age limits for services for the various organizations are listed above. 

Chris McClung, M.D., Reconstructive Urologist (WebsiteTransgender Care, FB – NONE, IG – NONE)

Dr. Chris McClung is a Reconstructive Urologist who offers gender confirmation surgery including female to male surgeriesmetoidioplasty, scotoplasty, hysterectomy and oophorectomy, facial feminization and thyroid cartilage reduction (reduce the Adam’s apple), and  male to female surgeriesorchiectomy and vaginoplasty.

Payment options are not obvious.

Dr McClung is located in Columbus.

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

Complete HealthCare for Women and Men, Addition Treatment & OB-Gyn (WebsiteTransgender Individuals, FBComplete HealthCare for Women and Men, Addition Treatment & OB-Gyn , IG – @NONE)

Complete HealthCare offers hormone therapy, breast removal surgery, hysterectomy, and possible reconstructive surgery if desired.  Complete HealthCare also offers OB-Gyn services and birth control to transgender individuals

Payment options are not obvious.

Complete HealthCare has locations in Columbus, Pickerington, and Westerville.

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

Cleveland Plastic Surgery (WebsiteTransgender, FB – NONE, IG – @NONE)

Dr. Dan A. Medalie offers female to male top surgery.

Cleveland Plastic Surgery offers financing, no obvious information about insurance or financial assistance.

Dr. Medalie has offices in Beechwood and Lyndhurst.

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

OhioHealth (WebsiteTransgender LGBT HealthCare, and OhioHealth Campus Care @ Ohio University FBOhioHealth , IG – @OhioHealth)

Transgeder LGBT HealthCare offers a lot of great services including hormone therapy, gender confirming surgeries including female to male surgeriesmetoidioplasty, scotoplasty, hysterectomy and oophorectomy, facial feminization and thyroid cartilage reduction (reduce the Adam’s apple), and  male to female surgeriesorchiectomy and vaginoplasty.  HIV testing and preventive care – PrEP, STI testing, birth control.

OhioHealth Campus Care @ Ohio University offers referrals for specialty services like hormone therapy, primary care  and wellness, HIV/STi testing, treatment, immunizations, OB-Gyn and birth control.

For Transgeder LGBT HealthCare check this link for insurance accepted and financial assistance.  For OhioHealth Campus Care insurance seems to be the only payment option.

Transgeder LGBT HealthCare has multiple locations around the state, check to see if the locations nearest you have the services you are seeking.  OhioHealth Campus Care is located on Ohio University campus at Athens.

The age limit for Transgender LGBT HealthCare is 18+ and it is assumed that OhioHealth Camus Care @ Ohio University is for students

University Hospitals (WebsiteLGBQ and Gender Care Services and Transgender Medicine, FBUniversity Hospitals , IG – @UniversityHospitals)

LGBQ and Gender Care Services offer Transgender Health Services & Treatments.  Although not explicitly stated, it appears that hormone therapy may be offered, the following gender confirmation surgeries are available – check the links – male to female and female to male, also primary care, voice therapy, gynecologic and urologic care and reproductive options.

Check the link on payment options for insurance accepted and financial assistance.

University Hospitals has several locations check for the one nearest  you and check with that provider whether they offer the service you need.

Age limits for services are not obvious, these appear to be oriented adults, but call with any quesitons on age limitations.  University Hospitals has a Children’s Hospital – Rainbow Babies & Children, but it is not clear whether it has services for transgender children and adolescents Rainbow Babies & Children .  

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (WebsiteThrive Gender Development Program, FBNationwide Children’s Hospital, IG – @NationwideChildrensHospital)

The Thrive Gender Development Program provides a team to with children, adolescents and their families to to evaluate the patient and create an indiviualized plan.  Since the team includes endocrinologists, it is assumed that hormone therapy is available if needed.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has links for help with insurance and financial assistance.

The main campus for Nationwide Children’s Hospital is in Columbus and there are many other locations.  Check with the main location to find out where you can get the services you need.

The Thrive Gender Development Program is for children and adolescents. 

Summa Health (WebsitePride Clinic, FBPlanned Parenthood , IG – @summahealth)

Summa Health has a wide variety of services and it is implied that these are open to transgender and other LGBQ patients, however there are no details about specific services for the transgender and other LGBQ patients.

Check the links for insurance options and financial assistance.

Summa Health has several locations around the state, call to find out if the locations closest to you have the services you need.

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