13 May Health Care Resources in Tennessee
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 Tennessee. 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.
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This week we are covering resources in Tennessee
Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi 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.
Call locations for fees and payment options.
PP of Tennessee and North Mississipi has two locations in Tennessess, the Nashville Health Center and Knoxville Health Center located in Nashville and Knoxville respectively.
Hormone therapy is limited to ages 18+ check with the clinics for any other age limitations.
Vanderbilt Health and Vanderilt Children’s Endocrinology Dept. at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital (Website – Clinic for Transgender Health and Pediatric Transgender Clinic FB – Vanderbilt Health and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, IG – @VanderbiltHealth and @childrenshospital)
The Clinic for Transgender Health is an extension of the nationally recognized LGBTQ Health Program at Vanderbilt. This clinic offers hormone therapy, and consultation and post surgical care for gender-confirmation surgeries. Check with the LGBTQ Health Program for a broader range of routine, preventative and treatment options for the LGBTQ community.
The Pediatric Transgender Clinic which is pare of the Vanderbilt Children’s Endocrinology Det. at Monroo Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital offers pubertal blocking and hormone therapy.
Vanderbilt payment options include many insurance plans and financial assistance.
The clinics are located in Nashville
The Pediatric Transgender Clinic accepts children adolescents, the Clinic for Transgender Health is for adults.
Choices provides hormone therapy, STI/ HIV testing and various services promoting sexual health lik Pap smears and HPV vaccines.
Choices accepts money orders and credit/debit. No cash. Discount fees are available if the bill is paid at the time of services The are no other obvious financial assistance options.
There are two centers in Memphis.
Services are for ages 18+.
Transgender Health at Connectus offers hormone therapy, primary care, reproductive health and support while seeking gender-confirmation surgery.
Most insurance is accepted and payment options include financial assistance.
There are a few locations in Nashville.
Age limits for services are not obvious, these services appear to be oriented to adults, but call with any quesitons on age limitations.
QMed offers hormone therapy, at pop-up clinics and by telemedicine.
Payment options – Connectus accepts some health insurance, but there are no obvious financial assistance.
The pop-ups are located in Chatanooga and telemedicine seems accessible from anywhere in the nation.
Age limits for services are not obvious, these services appear to be oriented to adults, call with any quesitons on age limitations.
The Student Health Center offers hormone therapy.
Student insurance covers free visits to seek hormone treatment with testosterone injection, oral estrogen and the patch . UT Student Health Center does not subsidize hormones, but they provide guidance in affording hormones
These services are offered at the Student Health Center on the university campus in Knoxville.
Services are for currently enrolled University of Tennessee students who have paid the health fee.
Tennesse Valley Health Care System (Websites –Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Veteran Care, and 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 Nashville VA Medical Center is in Nashville and the Alvin C. York Campus is in Murfreesboro.
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 2019, Campaign for Southern Equality and Transgender Support Resource Guide , Harriet 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.