Transgender Health Services

People of transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) experience often face widespread discrimination and misunderstanding from health care providers. As a consequence, many persons of transgender experience do not have safe access to primary and preventive healthcare.

Callen-Lorde provides a trans-affirmative environment where patients can receive hormone therapy as well as engage in an ongoing relationship with a primary care provider and/or a mental health provider to address the full spectrum of health and wellness needs.

Callen-Lorde also provides Care Coordination tailored for patients of transgender experience that need additional support. Our Care Coordinators offer information, assistance and referrals regarding benefits and entitlements, including insurance, housing, and referrals to other supportive services.

Trans Sexual Health Services include:

  • Chest/Breast Health
  • Pelvic Wellness Exams; PAP Tests
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Screenings & Treatment
  • HIV/AIDS Testing & Treatment
  • Harm Reduction Counseling
  • Hormone Care


Request a Copy of Callen-Lorde’s NEWLY REVISED Transgender Health Program Hormone Protocols (2012)

Callen-Lorde shares its internally-developed Transgender Health Program protocols upon request with service and educational organizations and medical and mental health providers. The protocol is available as a read-only PDF document and will be sent via e-mail. Please follow the instructions below to request a copy. We will make every effort to send your protocols via e-mail with a copy of the protocol within 4 weeks.

Click here to download a Request for Transgender Health Program Protocols and Terms of Distribution form

NYC-Metro Area Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) Community Resources

This is a guide to community organizations and social and supportive services in the NYC-Metro area that are either known to have experience working with TGNC people, or who offer unique services that some in our community might need. However, the presence of an organization here does not mean that it will be a safe referral for all TGNC people. If you have any concerns, it is always a good idea to bring a friend or other supportive ally with you.

NYC-Metro Area Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) Resource Guide (download/view)

Correcting your NY, NJ and Federal Identity Documents: A Quick Guide…

This guide was designed to help you make changes to your gender markers (the “M” or “F” sex designation) on your identity documents (photo IDs, Birth Certificates, Social Security Card, etc.). You will need a legal name change to correct your name on any of these documents. For information on how to change your name, please find instructions here: NYC Residents, NYS Residents, NJ Residents, and CT Residents.

Guide to Correcting your NY, NJ and Federal Identity Documents (download/view)

Gender Confirming/GRS Surgeon List and Resources

Callen-Lorde encourages patients to research the credentials and qualifications of providers they are considering for any procedure. Inclusion of a surgeon on this list is in no way an endorsement or recommendation by Callen-Lorde.

TGNC Surgeon List 2013 (download/view)