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Health Care Resources in Wisconsin

Health Care Resources in Wisconsin

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 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 burslfllc@gmail.com and we will see what we can do to help.

This week we are covering resources in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin

Essential Health (Website –  Transgender Care, FB – Essential Health, IG – None Found)

The Transgender Care program has the following services, adult and pediatric endocrinology offers hormone therapy.  Also primary care, masculizing and feminizing top surgery, referrals to specialists in gynecological and urological gender confirmation surgery, voice training.

Essential Health accepts insurance and has financial aid for the uninsured.

Essentia Health is an integrated health system serving patients in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota click the links to find providers and  locations including telehealth.

Services list both adult and pediatric providers, check with individual providers to determine age limitations for services.

 

Inclusion Clinic @ Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin (Website –  LGBTQ Health Care, FB – Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin, IG – @froedtert.mcw)

LGBTQ Health Care includes hormone therapy, primary care, HIV treatment including PrEP and OB-Gyn care.

Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin accept insurance and have an online application for financial assistance.

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.

 

Norris Health Center, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (Website –  Transitioning at UWM, FB – UWM LGBT Resource Center, IG – @uwmlgbtrc)

The Transitioning at UWM program offers hormone therapy among other health services for students.  The Zablocki VA Medical Center offers hormone therapy and voice therapy to those eligible for VA medical care.

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. 

 

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire (UWEC), Eau Claire (Website –  Transgender Health Care, FB – UW Eau Claire, IG – @uweauclaire)

The student health center at Eau Claire is able to intiate and maintain hormone therapy among other services offered to students.

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.

 

University Health and Counseling Services, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater (Website –  TransHealth, FB – UW-W Health & Counseling Services, IG – @uwwuhs)

The TransHealth program at UW-W Health & Counseling Services offers hormone therapy among other health services for students.

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.

 

Student Health Service, University of Wisconsin – Steven’s Point (Website –  Transgender Care, FB – UW-Steven’s Point, IG – @uwstevenspoint)

The Transgender Care program at UW-Steven’s Point Student Health Service offers hormone therapy among other health services for students.

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.

 

Student Health Center, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (Website –  LGBTQ+ Services, FB – UW Oshkosh, IG – @uwoshkosh)

LGBTQ+  Services at the Student Health Center UW-Oshkosh offers hormone therapy among other health services for students.

Most office visits are free. There are minimal charges for physicals, lab tests, procedures, injections and medications.  Lab monitoring for hormone therapy 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.

 

University Health Services, University of Wisconsin -Madison  (Website –  Trans Health, FB – University Health Services at UW-Madison, IG – @uhsmadison)

The Trans Health program at University Health Service UW-Madison offers hormone therapy and referrals for gender-confirmation surgery among other health services for students. 

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.

 

UW Health (Website –  Gender Services, FB – UW Health, IG – @UW_Health)

Gender Services at UW Health offers both adult and pediatric services.  Services listed on the website include hormone therapy, gender confirmation surgery, fertility treatment HIV care and treatment, voice training.

UW Health accepts insurance and financial counselors can help identify financial assistance opportunities, click payment options for further information.

UW Health is the integrated health network of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, click the links to find providers and  locations.

The UW Health network has adult and pediatric services, contact individual providers for age limits on services.

 

UW Health American Family Children’s Hospital, Madison (Websites –  Pediatric and Adolescent Trasgender Health (PATH) Clinic, FB – American Family Children’s Hospital, IG – None Found)

The PATH Clinic offers a spectrum of services from observations to hormone therapy.

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.

 

Children’s Wisconsin (Websites –  Gender Health Clinic, FB – Children’s Wisconsin, IG – @childrenswi)

The Gender Health Clinic offers hormone therapy and puberty suppression, as well as connection to other appropriate resources.

Children’s Wisconsin accepts insurance and has a financial assistance.

Children’s Wisconsin has several locations , click the link for a directory.

Children’s Wisconsin offers services to children and adolescents.

 

Clement J. Zablocki (Milwaukee) VA Medical Center, William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans’ Hospital, and Tomah VA Medical Center  (Website – LGBT Services for Veterans – Zablocki, LGBT Services for Veterans – Middleton, and LGBT Services for Veterans – Tomah, 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.

Clement J. Zablocki (Milwaukee) VA Medical Center is located in Milwaukee and has (4) associated clinics in Cleveland, Appleton, Green Bay and Union Grove.  Click the location and directions link for directions.

William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans’ Hospital is in Madison and (8) associated clinics in Baraboo, Beaver Dam, Freeport, Janesville, Madison Central, Madison West and Rockford.  Click the location and directions link for directions.

Tomah VA Medical Center is in Tomah and has (4) associated Clinics in Clark County, River Valley, Wausau, and Wisconsin Rapids.  Click the location and directions link for directions.

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 (WebsiteWisconsin Transgender Resources, Health, FB – None Found  and IG – None Found)

Online Guide from Wisconsin Transgender Health Coalition (Website – The WI Transgender Health Directory, FB – Wisconsin Transgender Health Coalition, 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.