Gender-affirming care

There are many expressions and experiences of gender identity. And the journey to — and through — gender-affirming care is different for everyone. Whether you’re transgender, nonbinary, or not sure yet, we’re here to help you find your path and support you along the way.

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Your primary care doctor will help you understand your options and guide you through your gender-affirming care process. 

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A broad spectrum of gender-affirming care services

Kaiser Permanente members have access to a range of gender-affirming care options. You’ll be in a safe, inclusive environment, supported by a skilled team of experts.

Hormone therapy

Endocrinologists and other specialists will help you find the best hormone therapy for your gender expression goals. 

Mental health care

Mental health support is available throughout your gender-affirming care process and beyond. Our gender therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists coordinate with the rest of your care team — creating a more seamless experience for you.

Surgical evaluations and procedures 

Our gender-affirming surgeries are performed by skilled and experienced care teams. These multidisciplinary experts serve as allies to help you achieve your goals.

Gender-affirming care for children and teens

We offer robust support and counseling to help kids and young adults navigate their identities. If your child needs gender-affirming care, a team of experts will guide you and your families through the decisions involved. 

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Better care from a connected team 

Kaiser Permanente physicians, care teams, facilities, and health plans are all part of one connected team. It’s the same team as our mental health clinicians, pharmacists, and lab technicians. This helps us deliver better experiences for our transgender, nonbinary, and gender-diverse members. 

  • No need to tell your story over and over. Everyone who cares for you will know your true name and pronouns. They’ll also know your medical history and care goals.

  • Easily navigate what’s covered. We’ll help you understand what your health plan covers, so you can make informed choices.

  • We coordinate your care. You can focus on you. Your assessments, approvals, and referrals automatically post to your electronic health record. That way, your care team can easily access them.
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Supportive, inclusive care for all that is you

We’re here to provide inclusive care for all members. You’ll be treated with compassion and respect, and we’ll use your true name and pronouns.

Recognized for excellent LGBTQ+ care

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation gave Kaiser Permanente the highest possible score on its Healthcare Equality Index. All 39 of our hospitals have earned the LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader designation. 

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Your doctor is your health care advocate. They’ll connect you to the support you need to get started.

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