08 Sep HRT and Help for Transgender Patients from Planned Parenthood in New Hampshire, New Jersey, NYC and New York
Did you know that 18+ patients can receive Hormone Replacement Therapy at many Planned Parenthood Health Centers around the country? Check this list for the Planned Parenthood Health Centers around the country that offer Trans Health Care. Planned Parenthood also has some great educational programs related to gender identities, check the previous link or your local Planned Parenthood Health Center.
Even more importantly, did you know that Planned Parenthood offers many services, even HRT via telehealth? This means that if you are not physically close to a Planned Parenthood Health Center that offers Hormone Replacement Therapy in your state that has a Telehealth program, you don’t have to travel to a physical site to get HRT. If the center provides HRT via telehealth, typically a presciption for your hormones can be sent to you and fullfilled at a nearby pharmacy.
Planned Parenthood Health Centers are also great places to get to know because they provide many other important services. These services include sexual and reproductive health, screenings and treatments for HIV and STD’s, men’s and women’s health care, primary and preventative health care and often also many routine medical screenings for a variety of conditions. Planned Parenthood Health Centers accept many insurance programs as well as medicare, medicaid, and some can also help you identify an affordable insurance program or help you understand if you qualify for programs to help pay for medical care.
In these posts about Planned Parenthood, we’ll let you know which states have a Planned Parenthood Health Cener that offers HRT and whether they also offer that service by Telehealth
New Hampshire Planned Parenthood Health Centers are part of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England – PPNNE has (5) Health Centers in New Hampshire. Hormone replacement therapy is available in Manchester. Sexual/ reproductive health, men’s and women’s health and service referrals for LGBTQ patient by are available in Claremont, Derry and Exeter and sexual/ reproductive health, men’s and women’s health is available in Keene.
Manchester may offer HRT via telehealth, check with this site for availability
New Jersey Doesn’t currently have Hormone Replacement Therapy, Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan New Jersey – PPMNJ has (5) Health Centers and Transgender/ Nonbinary Hormone Therapy is coming soon to these health centers. PPMNJ also provides Telehealth. Try checking into the following the Health Centers in the following locations, Patterson, East Orange, Mulberry-Newark and Montclair to see when they offer HRT and if it is available by telehealth. Note that the Ironbound Health Center in Newark is currently closed.
NYC is part of Planned Parenthood Greater New York – PPGNY which has (5) Health Centers in the City and (23) around the rest of New York State offering Transgender/ Nonbinary HRT and Telehealth. It’s not clear if all of the PPGNY locations provide HRT or no, so the ones that have HRT as a service listed on their websites are highlighted. PPGNY locations are in Amsterdam, Bronx, Brooklyn, Clifton, Cobleskill, Corning*, Elmira*, Glen Cove, Goshen, Hempstead, Hornell*, Ithaca*, Johnstown, Kingston, Manhattan, Massapequa, Monticello, Newburgh, Oneida, Poughkeepsie, Queens, Queensbury, Rome, Saratoga Springs, Schenectady, Staten Island, Utica and Watkins Glen which is temporarilty closed. All sites offer sexual/reproductive health, women’s and men’s health and many offer referrals for LGBTQ patients
*PPGNY also has a program called Out for Health, A Project of Planned Parenthood Southern Fingers Lake that offers Trans and Non-Binary Care at Corning, Elmira, Hornell and Ithaca. Even though (3) of these PPGNY sites do not list HRT on their websites, this service is apparently offered – click the link for more info.
If you are not near one of the sites that is highlighted, try calling these sites to see if you can arrange HRT by telehealth.
New York Has (4) more Planned Parenthood Organizations as listed here.
Planned Parenthood, Hudson Peconic – PPHP has (10) Health Centers and all offer Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy and Telehealth Services. Also PP Hudson Peconic offers HRT to 17 year olds with parental permission. The health centers are located in Huntington, Mt. Vernon, Patchogue, New Rochelle, Riverhead, Smithtown, Spring Valley, West Islip, White Plains and Yonkers. All sites offer sexual/reproductive health, women’s and men’s health and many offer referrals for LGBTQ patients
Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood – UHPP has (3) Health Centers. As part of their Gender Affirming Healthcare program all UHPP sites offer gender-affirming hormone therapy and pubertal suppression for adolescents together with sexual/ reproductive health and men’s and women’s health. UHPP also offers Telehealth. UHPP health centers are located in Albany, Troy and Hudson
Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, Inc. – PPCWNY has (8) Health Centers and (1) Mobile Unit. PPCWNY has Gender Affirming Hormone Care at (2) sites which are highlighted below and Telehealth. PPCWNY locations are in Canandaigua, Syracuse, and all sites offer sexual/ reproductive health, women’s and men’s health and referrals for LGBTQ patients include locations in Batavia, Buffalo, Niagra Falls, North Tonawanda, Rochester and West Seneca.
Planned Parenthood of the North Country New York, Inc. – PPNCNY offers, Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy at the majority of PPNCNY health centers as well as Telehealth. The locations that offer HRT are in Canton Center, Canton, Lowville, Plattsburg, Saranac Lake and Watertown. Sexual/ reproductive health, men’s and women’s health and service referrals are available at these sites and at additional sites in Malone and Ogdensburg.
If you are in New York State, but not near centers that are highlighted as offering HRT, try calling one of the centers that does have HRT to see if they offer HRT by telehealth, as telehealth is becoming much more common since the Covid 19 outbreat.
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 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 great allies.