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Health Care Resources in Virginia and West Virginia

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Health Care Resources in Virginia and West Virginia

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 Virginia and West Virginia.  Virginia has a great many resources, while West Virginia has hardly any.  B.UR.SLF is contacting some of the telemed companies that do hormone therapy for gender confirmation and transition to see whether they offer services to West Virginia.  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 Virginia and West Virginia

Virginia

Health Brigade (Website –  Trans Health, FB – Health Brigade, IG – @healthbrigade)

Trans Health services include hormone therapy, primary care, HIV & STD testing & treatment, Gyn Health (including breast & chest, pelvic wellness and Pap smears) and other services.

Health Brigade provides health care to low income and uninsured people who demonstrate eligibility.

Trans Health at the Health Brigade is in Richmond.

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

Carilion Clinic (Website –  Gender Care, FB – Carlion Clinic, IG – @carilionclinic)

Carilion Clinic doesn’t provide any specifics on what services are offered in the Gender Care program, but does note the availability of the following: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Gynecologic Services, Breast Care, Endocrinology & Pediatric Endocrinology.  Carilion Clinic notes that transgender men may need pelvic exams and Pap smears.

Carilion accepts most major insurance plans and also offers extended payment options and financial assistance.

Carilion Clinic is located in Roanoke.

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

UVA Health (Websites –  Transgender Health Services and  Teen and Young Adult Transgender Clinic, FB – UVA Health, IG – @uvahealth)

Transgender Health Services  offers comprehensive care including hormone therapy, pubertal suppression (for adolescents), menstrual suppression, gender affirming surgery (top surgery, facial surgery, testicle removal), family medicine and other services.

Teen and Young Adult Transgender Clinic  offers comprehensive care including hormone therapy, puebertal suppression, menstrual suppression ateen and young adult medicine including primary care and sexual health (testing for STIs, pregnancy, birth control)

UVA Health accepts insurance from many carriers andoffers financial assistance if you qualify.

UVA Health is located in Charlottesville.

Transgender Health Service is for Adults (except for pubertal suppression) and The Teen and Young Adult Clinic is for teens and young adults.  Contact UVA Health for exact ages served by each program.

Children’s Hospital of Richmon @ VCU (Website –  Transgender, FB – Children’s Hospital of Richmond @ VCU, IG – @childrensatvcu)

Experts in endrocrinology and psychiatry work with the adolescent medicine team to provide hormone therapy, letters of recommendation for hormone therapy and, primary care.

UVA Health accepts most major insurance and has options for finacial aid as well as accepting all Medicaid and Family Access to Medical Insurance Security plans.

The main campus of Children’s Hospital of Richmond @ VCU is in Richmond.

This program is for children and adolescents.  

Virginia League for Planned Parenthood (Websites – Transgender Services, FB –  Planned Parenthood, IG – @PlannedParenthood)

The Virginia League for Planned Parenthood offers Transgender Healthcare including hormone therapy as well as sexual health – HIV/STD testing and counseling, birth control and many other services.

The Virginia League for Planned Parenthood  has no obvious payment methods.

Virginia League for Planned Parenthood has locations in Charlottesville, Richmond, Virginia Beach, Hampton, Roanoake, and also Telehealth is available.  NOTE:  Only Charlottesville, Richmond, Virginia Beach and Telehealth list hormone replacement as a service.

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

University of Virginia, Dept. of Student Health (Website –  Care for Transgender Students, FB – University of Virginia, IG – @UniversityofVirginia)

UVA, Dept. of Student Health offers to manage hormone therapy, gender gengeral and specific health issues for transgender students and sexual health is available to all stuents.

Most services for Student Health and Wellness at UVA are covered by comprehensive student fees see Student Charges and Billing.

Student Health and Wellness is located on the campus in Charlottesville.

Care for transgender students is for UVA students.  

Hampton VA Medical Center  (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 Hampton VA Medical Center is located in Hampton and there are  (3) other VA Clinic in Albemarle,Chesapeake and Virginia Beach at these locations.

LGBT Veteran Care is for U.S. veterans.

There is Online Guides from the Transgender Health Alliance for Central Virginia (Websites –  THACVA, FBTHACVA, IG – @thacva)

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

West Virginia

Martinsburg VA Medical Center and (7) VA Clinics in Vermont, see below for locations (Websites – North Texas – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Veteran Care, 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.

Martinsburg VA Medical Center is located in Martinsburg and the (4) VA Clinics are located in Franklin, Harrisonburg, Petersburg and Winchester  For directions click the link to directions and locations on the website.

LGBT Veteran Care is for U.S. veterans.

There is an Online Guide to providers of medical to the transgender community from Fairness West Virginia  (WebsiteTransgender Health Guide a FB  – Fairness West Virginia and IG – @fairnesswv)

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