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HRT and Help for Transgender People from Planned Parenthood in Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota and Tennessee

HRT and Help for Transgender People from Planned Parenthood in Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota and Tennessee

Hi Everyone,

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

Rhode Island

Planned Parenthood Health Centers in Rhode Island are part of the Planned Parenthood of Southern New England organization – PPSNE.  PPSNE has (1 ) health center in Rhode Island and also offers Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy by Telehealth. The health care center in Providence offers sexual/ reproductive health, primary care and service referrals for LGBTQ patients.  For Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy from anywhere in Rhode Island, use the Telehealth Service.

South Carolina

Planned Parenthood Health Centers in South Carolina are part of the Planned Parenthood South Atlantic organization – PPSA.  PPSA has (2) Health Centers in South Carolina.  Gender Affirming Therapy is offered at some PPSA health centers and by Telehealth.  Hormone replacement therapy is available at the health center in  Charleston and sexual/reproductive health and primary care is available in both Columbia and Charleston.  If you are in South Carolina, but not near Charleston, you can get HRT via Telehealth.

South Dakota

Planned Parenthood Health Centers in Dakota are part of the Planned Parenthood North Central States organization –  PPNCS.  PPNCS has (1) health center in Sioux Falls and also offers Transgender Hormone Therapy by Telehealth.  If you are in South Dakota, but not close enough to Sioux Falls, you can get HRT via Telehealth.

Tennessee

Planned Parenthood Health Centers of Tennessee are part of the Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi organization – PPTNM.  PPTNM has (4) Health Centers in Tennessee, (2) of the health centers offer HRT.  The health centers that offer HRT are in Knoxville and NashvilleAll of the health centers in Memphis and Midtown Memphis as well as Knoxville and Nashville offer sexual/ reproductive health, women’s and men’s health.  If you are in Tennessee, but not close enough to Knoxville and Nashville.  Although at the moment, it doesn’t seem as if the Planned Parenthood health centers in Tennessee offer telehealth, telehealth is growing rapidly.  It may be worthwhile to call the Knoxville or Nashville health centers to see if HRT can be provided by telehealth.

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.