TGNC Affirming Health Resources
Linking to LGBTQ+-Knowledgeable & -Friendly Resources
Disclaimer: In addition to services offered via WNCCHS comprehensive healthcare system, the below resources are shared to assist in identifying health-related resources. Inclusion in these listings does not imply WNCCHS support or endorsement of LGBTQ+ competency. All information posted is merely for educational and informational purposes. It is not intended to serve as professional advice. Should you decide to use or act upon any information on this website, you do so at your own risk. Additionally, WNCCHS cannot guarantee that all information in this resource-sharing is accurate or error free.
Campaign for Southern Equality
Trans Health in the South
Trans in the South: A Directory of Trans-Affirming Health & Legal Service Providers, is a directory of more than 400 Southern health service providers who are trans-affirming. You’ll find lists of trans-friendly mental health providers, primary care physicians, HIV care specialists, attorneys, endocrinologists, and more across 13 Southern states. In addition to a virtual, searchable directory, we’ve also compiled resources to assist with funding medical transition and helpful information about insurance coverage.
The TransHealthCare website helps identify gender affirming surgeons according to state, procedure, insurance type, country, and/or surgeon name. This customizable search function can be used to narrow down options based on individual factors (i.e., finance, travel requirements, etc.). Once feasible options have been identified, evaluation of online reviews, photo galleries, testimonials, and so forth can help identify the best choice for the individual patient.
CLICK HERE for info on the insurance coverage process!
University of North Carolina
Trans Health Program
Launched in 2019, UNC's Trans Health Program (THP) offers a full range of gender affirming surgeries (including metoidioplasty, penile prosthesis, phalloplasty, orchiectomy and vaginoplasty) and revisions. The program accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and various commercial insurers (BCBS, Cigna, Aetna, and more). Insurance is filed courtesy of UNC THP staff with ongoing assistance and advocacy to ensure maximum coverage. Additional charity care programs are also available to minimize costs.
* CURRENTLY ADDING NEW PATIENTS TO WAIT LIST.
Local TGNC Resources
Tranzmission's Resources list includes HRT/medical, dental, and behavioral care providers, as well as other useful online and offline resources, including electrolysis, massage therapists, vocal training, etc.