November 12—19 is Transgender Awareness Week, a time to help raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people and address the issues the community faces. This is a great opportunity to learn about gender-affirming health resources to help you live your most authentic, best life.
Finding the Right Medical Care
You will want to find health care providers who offer culturally-competent health care to transgender and gender non-conforming individuals.
There several gender-affirming medical care centers in New York City. These health care providers include:
APICHA Community Health Center
Beth Israel Medical Center – LGBT Health Services
Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery
Community Healthcare Network
Lenox Hill Hospital
Montefiore Medical Center
Mount Sinai – Institute for Advanced Medicine (IAM)
NYU Langone Health
Planned Parenthood of New York City
Transgender Hormone Therapy
The Oval Center
Paying for Medical Care
An important step is to determine the best health insurance coverage for your situation. The medical providers listed above—as well as LGBTQ support centers—may be able to direct you to the right health plan. Be sure to understand the details of what each health plan can offer you. For example, Amida Care’s health plan covers transgender care that includes hormone therapies, gender-affirming services, and access to HIV prevention methods including PrEP and PEP.
Please contact us at 1-855-GO-AMIDA for more information, and check out more resources for the transgender community in NYC on the Amida Care Now blog.