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Health Care Resources in Utah and Vermont

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Health Care Resources in Utah and Vermont

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 Utah and Vermont.  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 Utah and Vermont

Utah

Transgender Health Program, University of Utah Health, Salt Lake City (Website –  Transgender Health Services for Adults and Adolescent Gender Management and Support (GEMS) Services, FB – University of Utah Health, IG – @UofUHealth)

Transgender Services for Adults includes hormone therapy, gender affirmation surgery, primary care, voice therapy, gynecologic and urologic care, fertility and other services.

Adolecscent Gender Management and Support (GEMS) Services is a clinic with a coordinated program of adolescent transgender medicine including puberty blockers and hormone therapy as well as nutrition wellness, and other services.

University of Utah Health accepts many insurance providers and there is help with payment plans and finding financial assistance if needed.

Both the programs for adults and adolescents are located in Salt Lake City.  Many services are also available through virtual care, check with the provider for details.

While Transgender Services is for Adults and GEMS is for youth and adolescents, age cut offs are not obvious, check with University of Utah Health.

Rebirth OB-Gyn (Website –  Gender Center, FB – Rebirth OB-Gyn, IG – @rebirthobgyn)

At the Gender Center, Dr. Rixt Luikenaar is a Transgender Health Specialist who offers hormone therapy and primary care with a focus on preventative care, and she is also trained as an OB-Gyn and will provide sexual health care.  The practice also offers pre & post surgery care for those seeking gender confirmation surgery.

Payment options are not obvious

Rebirth OB-Gyn has two locations in Salt Lake City.

Ages limitations are not obvious, but services appear to be oriented to adults, contact the provider for more information.

VA North Salt Lake City Health Care System  (Website – LGBT Services for Veterans, 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 George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center is in Salt Lake City and there are (10) other VA Clinic locations in Utah, (2) in South Ogden, Orem, Price, Roosevelt, St. George, West Valley City and near Utah, Pocatello and Idaho Falls in Idaho and Elko in Nevada.

LGBT Veteran Care is for U.S. veterans.

Online Guide to Doctors Accepting Transgender Patients, Recommended by Transgender Patients (Website –  Transgender Providers, FB – NONE, IG – NONE)

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

Vermont

Community Health Centers of Burlingto CHCB (WebsiteTransgender Health Clinic and Be You Clinic for LGBTQ+ Health Care, FBCommunity Health Centers of Burlington, IG – @vtchcb)

Dr. Rachel Inker at Transgender Health Clinic offers the following services hormone therapy, primary care, referrals and prep for gender confirmation surgery and routine gyn care and STI screening.

CHCB Clinics offer financial assistance to those who qualify.

Riverside Health Center and Pearl Youth Health Center can both help Trans* patients and both are located in Burlington.

Check with the clinics for age limitations on services.   

The University of Vermont Children’s Hospital (Website – Transgender Youth Program  FB – The University of Vermont Medical CenterIG – @UniversityofVermontMedicalCenter)

The Transgender Youth Program at The University of Vermont Children’s Hospital offers hormone therapy, puberty suppression and fertility preservation.

The University of Vermont Medical Center payment options include accepting a broad range of medical insurance and financial assistance options.

The Transgender Youth Program is in Burlington

The Transgender Youth Programs serves children of all ages. 

Vermont Gynecology (Website – Transgender Care  FB – Vermont GynecologyIG – @VermontGynecology)

Transgender Care at Vermont Gynecology includes hormone therapy for transmen and transwomen, minimally invasive surgery for hysterectomies and/or removal of ovaries and fallopian tubes, including Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomies (TLH) with or without Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomies (BSO), sexual health screening and prevention for transmen and post-operative care.

Vermont Gynecology accepts medical insurance, but no obvious options for financial assistance.

Vermont Gynecology  is located in South Burlington.

Ages limitations are not obvious, but services appear to be oriented to adults, contact the provider for more information.

Planned Parenthood of Vermont (Websites – PP Health Centers in Vermont, FB –  Planned Parenthood, IG – @PlannedParenthood)

There are 12 Planned Parenthood locations in Vermont and hormone therapy at these six – Barre, Brattleboro, Burlington, Hyde Park, Albans, and White River Junction. For additional LGBTQ+ health care services check with the individual clinics.

Planned Parenthood of Vermont accepts medical insurance, but there are no other obvious payment methods.

Planned Parenthood of Vermont has 12 locations!

Check with the Planned Parenthood clinics for age limitations on specific services.  

White River Junction VA Medical Center Vermont and (7) VA Clinics in Vermont, see below for locations (Websites – North Texas – LGBT Services for Veterans, and Central Texas – LGBTQ Services for Veterans 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.

White River Junction VA Medical Center is located in White River Junction and the (7) VA Clinics are located in Bennington, Battleboro, Burlington, Keene, Littleton, Newport and Rutland.  For directions click the link to directions and locations on the website.

LGBT Veteran Care is for U.S. veterans.

Mountain Lake Plastic Surgery (Website – Transgender Top Surgery  FB – Mountain Lake Plastic SurgeryIG – @mountainlakeplasticsurgery)

Dr. MacLennan offers MTF and FTM top surgery

Mountain Lake Plastic Surgery accepts medical insurance.  There are no options for financial aid, but there are options for financing for plastic surgery.

Mountain Lake Plastic Surgery has two facilities in Colchester and St. Albans.

Ages limitations are not obvious, but services appear to be oriented to adults, contact the provider for more information.

Two Online Guides (1) Guide to Finding a Trans* Friendly Endocrinologist by Hormone Health NetworkTransgender Health and (2) Guide to LGBTQ+ friendly healthcare providers in Vermont  – Vermont Diversity Health Project.

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