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Health Care Resources in South Carolina and South Dakota

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Health Care Resources in South Carolina and South Dakota

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.

This week we are covering resources in South Carolina and South Dakota.  Many resources across the country are, to their credit, creating  comfortable places for transitional medicine as well as routine proactive health maintenance and 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 South Carolina and South Dakota

South Carolina

Planned Parenthood of the South Atlantic (PPSA) (Websites – Transgender Charleston, and Columbia Health Center, FB –  Planned Parenthood, IG – @PlannedParenthood)

Planned Parenthood of the South Atlantic offers hormone therapy, well person exams, STI/ HIV testing and treatment including PrEP and PEP, sexual health including breast and cervical cancer screenings, HPV vaccines and many other services.   The is also a Planned Parenthood health center in Columbia, but hormone therapy is only for menopausal patients, other services are available.

PPSA has a teen discount program for most preventative services.

PPSA has two locations, the Charleston location offers gender affirming hormone therapy, but Columbia only offers hormone therapy to the menopausal patient.

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

Prism Health (Website –  LGBTQ Patient Care, FB – Prism Health-Upstate, IG – @PrismHealthUpstate

Prism Health is a group of providers from various specialties who collaborate with the overall goal of improving the healthcare experience for LGBTQ people while decreasing healthcare disparities for these patient populations.  Some providers offer hormone therapy to transgender patients.  

Since this is a collaborative of health care providers check with the individual provider for locations, payment options, and age limitations on services.

MUSC Health and MUSC Children’s Hospital (Website – LGBTQ Services and Pediatric Transgender Clinic FB – MUSC HealthIG – @MUSChealth)

MUSC Health has transgender specific services including hormone therapy, pre and post surgical care and trans-sensitive pap smears, pelvic exams, and prostate exams, primary care, an infectious disease clinic with HIV screening, treatment and prevention (PrEP).  Dental services are also available.

MUSC Children’s Hospital has a pediatric transgender clinic in their Endocrinology & Diabetes Dept.

Payment options include insurance and MUSC will help patients without insurance arrange payment plans.

MUSC has many locations.

The MUSC Children’s Hospital Pediatric Transgender Clinic is for children and adolescents and the MUSC Health LGBTQ Services are for adults.  The cut-off ages for each program is not clear so check with MUSC to determine the appropriate program for your age.       

University of South Carolina, Health Services (WebsiteTransgender and Non-Binary Student Support and Services, FBUofSC , IG – @uofsc)

UofSC, Health Services provides hormone therapy and primary care to transgender and non-binary students.

The above services are covered by student health insurance.

Health services are available on the campus of Southern Carolina in Columbia.

Services are for U of SC students.

Ralph A. Johnson VA Medical Center and Columbia Health Care System (WebsitesLGBT Services for Veterans, Charleston, and LGBT Services for Veterans, Columbia 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.

VA healthcare is offered free of charge to veterans.   Veterans may have some copays.

The VA has the Ralph A. Johnson Medical Center in Charleston and the Columbia Health Care System in Columbia.

LGBT Veteran Care is for U.S. veterans.

Two Online Resource Guides from the Campaign for Southern Equality and the Harriet Hancock LGBTQ Center (Websites – Trans in the South Resource Guide 2019Campaign for Southern Equality and Transgender Support Resource GuideHarriet Hancock Center FB – Southern Equality, IG – @SouthernEquality and @harriethancockcenter

Check with individual providers in the resources guides for payment options, locations and age limitations for services.  

 

South Dakota

Planned Parenthood at Sioux Falls and North Central States (Websites – LGTQ Services in Sioux Falls Health Center, and Telehealth Transgender Hormone Therapy FB – PP North Central States , IG – @ppnorthcentralstates).

LGBTQ Services in Sioux Falls offers hormone therapy, HIV testing and prevention (PrEP), health care and birth control.

Telehealth for PP North Central States offers hormone therapy and and expansive list of services for wellness and primary health sexual health screenings and preventions including PrEP and PEP for HIV and services for the LGBTQ patient.  Click this link for a complete list of telehealth services.

Payment options are not obvious.

LGBTQ Services in Sioux Falls Health Center is in Sioux Falls and Teleheath for PP Northern Center States can be accessed remotely from your location.

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

Sioux Falls Health Care System and Black Hills Health Care System (Websites – LGBT Services for Veterans, Sioux Falls, and LGBT Services for Veterans, Black Hills 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.

VA healthcare is offered free of charge to veterans.   Veterans may have some copays.

The VA has the Sioux Falls Health Care System in Sioux Falls and the Black Hills Health Care System in Black Hills.

LGBT Veteran Care is for U.S. veterans.

Two Online Resourse Guides from the Black Hills Center for Equality and Trans Action South Dakota (Websites – Black Hills Center for Equality Health Care Resources, and Online Guide to Endocrinologist from Trans Action South Dakota, FB – Black Hills Center for Equality, and Trans Action South Dakota, IG – @BHCFEquality

Check with individual providers in the resources guides for payment options, locations and age limitations for services.