28 Jul Healthcare Resources and HRT for the Transgender Community in Wisconsin
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 Wisconsin which has an abundance of resources. 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 email@example.com and we will see what we can do to help.
This week we are covering resources in Wisconsin.
Payment Options: Essentia Health accepts insurance and has financial aid for the uninsured, click the link billing & finance for more information.
Services list both adult and pediatric providers, check with individual providers to determine age limitations for services.
LGBTQ Health Care includes gender-affirming HRT, primary care, HIV treatment including PrEP and OB-Gyn care.
Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin has a network of locations.
Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin network has adult and pediatric services, contact individual providers for age limits on services.
The Transitioning at UWM program offers gender-affirming HRT among other health services for students. The Zablocki VA Medical Center offers gender-affirming HRT and voice therapy to those eligible for VA medical care.
Payment Options: Norris Health Center payment options are summarized in the link. Students who need lower cost options for hormone therapy often travel to Howard Brown Health Center in Chicago which provides hormones on a sliding scale.
Norris Health Center is located on the UW-Milwaukee Campus in Milwaukee.
The Transitioning at UMW at Norris Health Center is for students and the at the Zablocki VA Medical center, services are for veterans.
UW Health American Family Children’s Hospital, Madison (Websites – Pediatric and Adolescent Trasgender Health (PATH) Clinic, FB – American Family Children’s Hospital, IG – @uw_health)
The PATH Clinic offers a spectrum of services from observations to gender-affirming HRT.
Payment Options: PATH accepts insurance and has a financial assistance program.
American Family Children’s Hospital has several locations.
The PATH Clinic at American Family Children’s Hospital is for children and adults.
The Gender Health Clinic offers gender-affirming HRT and puberty suppression, as well as connection to other appropriate resources.
Children’s Wisconsin has several locations, click the link for a directory.
Children’s Wisconsin offers services to children and adolescents.
The student health center at Eau Claire is able to intiate and maintain hormone therapy among other services offered to students.
Payment Options: Students pay a fee for health services and many services are free, but additional costs are the responsibility of the student to pay or submit to insurance for reimbursement.
Student Health Services are on campus at UW-Eau Claire in Eau Clare.
The Transgender Health Care at UW-Eau Claire is for UW-Eau Claire students.
The TransHealth program at UW-W Health & Counseling Services offers gender-affirming HRT among other health services for students.
Payment Options: Many services are offered are offered at no charge. For details of health care costs click the link.
UW-W Health and Counseling Services is located on the University of Wisconsin campus at Whitewater.
The TransHealth program is for students at UW-Whitewater.
The Transgender Care program at UW-Steven’s Point Student Health Service offers gender-affirming HRT among other health services for students.
Payment Options: Many services are offered are offered at no charge. Students are not required to have insurance, but are encouraged to get insurance to help pay for specialty services that may be needed.
UWSP Health Student Health Service is located on the University of Wisconsin campus at Steven’s Point.
Transgender Care is for students at UW-Whitewater.
LGBTQ+ Services at the Student Health Center UW-Oshkosh offers gender-affirming HRT among other health services for students.
Payment Options: Most office visits are free. There are minimal charges for physicals, lab tests, procedures, injections and medications. Lab monitoring for HRT is offered at a low cost.
The Student Health Center is located on the University of Wisconsin campus at Oshkosh.
The LGBTQ+ Services are for students at UW-Oshkosh.
The Trans Health program at University Health Service UW-Madison offers gender-affirming HRT and referrals for gender-confirmation surgery among other health services for students.
Payment Options: Most fee-based services at UHS are covered at no cost for members of the UW–Madison Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP).
University Health Services is located on the UW campus at Madison.
The TransHealth program is for students at UW-Madison.
Gender Services at UW Health offers both adult and pediatric services. Services listed on the website include gender-confirming HRT and surgery, fertility treatment HIV care and treatment, voice training.
Payment Options: UW Health accepts insurance and financial counselors can help identify financial assistance opportunities, click payment options for further information.
The UW Health network has adult and pediatric services, contact individual providers for age limits on services.
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is part of (1) organizations Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, Inc., (Websites – Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, Inc., FB – @plannedparenthoodwi, IG – @plannedparenthoodwi)
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin now has (22) health centers and (21)of which offer gender-affirming HRT(Oskosh Health Center does not list HRT as a service) and all of the health centers offer many important services including sexual health – HIV/STD testing and counseling including PEP and PrEP, birth control, men’s health, women’s health and other services.
The (22) health centers are located in Appleton, Blair, Delavan, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Kenosha, La Crosse, Madison, Manitowoc, (4) in Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Portage, Racine, Sheboygan, Sparta, Waukesha, West Allis, West Bend and Wisconsin Rapids for details on centers click the link locations.
Payment Options: Many PP Health Centers accept insurance and offer financial help, check on the websites and with the center for details.
Planned Parenthood serves teens and adults. HRT is provided to adults 18+, but the many PP Health Centers offer service to patients 16 to 17 andyou may be able to get HRT with parental consent and additional paperwork, check with the Health Center about HRT and with any quesitons on age limitations for services.
VA Health Care for LGBTQ Veterans in Wisconsin has (3) organizations, Clement J. Zablocki (Milwaukee) VAMC, William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans’ Hospital, and Tomah VAMC (Website – Clement J. Zablocki (Milwaukee) VAMC, William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans’ Hospital, and Tomah VAMC, FB – U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs, IG – @deptvetaffairs)
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.
Clement J. Zablocki (Milwaukee) VA Medical Center is in Milwaukee and has (4) associated clinics in Cleveland, Appleton, Green Bay and Union Grove.
William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans’ Hospital is in Madison and (7) associated clinics in Baraboo, Beaver Dam, Freeport, Janesville, Madison Central, Madison West and Rockford.
Tomah VA Medical Center is in Tomah and has (4) associated Clinics in Clark County, River Valley, Wausau, and Wisconsin Rapids.
LGBT Veteran Care is for U.S. veterans.
There are Two Online Resource Guide from and Wisconsin Transgender Health Coalition
Online Guide from Transgender Map (Website – Wisconsin Transgender Resources, Health, FB – None Found and IG – None Found)
Check with individual providers in the resources guides for payment options, locations and age limitations for services.
About the author, Gayle M. Frankenbach, Ph.D. is the mother of a Daughter, Lise and a transgender son Elliott. Elliott and Gayle both passionately desire to care about and care for the trans community. Elliott and Gayle also both love the unbound creativity of the cosplay community. When we realized there is a big overlap between the two communities B.UR.SLF, LLC was born at the interface of these two great communities to serve them individually and together. Elliott and Gayle also enjoy running a trans son & parent business to be visible for parents on a journey to visibly support their own trans kids and be a great allies.