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Gender-Affirming Care in Asheville, NC

Asheville Health Center offers the following services specifically for clients who need Gender-Affirming Care:

Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy
Transgender clients, regardless of age, gender identity, or gender expression, are welcome to visit any of our health centers to receive the preventative, sexual, and reproductive health care services we provide in an affirming environment.

For transgender clients ages 18 and over, we provide gender-affirming hormone therapy on an informed consent basis. This means that our providers will work with you to develop a plan of care based on your health care needs and transition goals. We do not require a mental health referral to initiate hormones.

We can also provide referrals to other transgender-affirming medical services and community resources. At this time, we do not provide pubertal suppression services for adolescents.

At this health center, these Gender-Affirming Care services are available:

  • On a walk-in basis: as schedule allows

Here’s what you need to know about services for Gender-Affirming Care at this health center:

When you call for an appointment to begin or continue hormone therapy, one of our front desk staff members will help you schedule your appointment and talk with you about what to expect.

At your first appointment, our provider will take time to:

  • Review your medical history
  • Discuss your goals and expectations
  • Confirm your understanding of the potential risks and side effects
  • Answer any questions you have
  • Connect you to available community resources

Your first appointment also allows our provider to order the necessary lab work to ensure you are medically eligible to begin hormone therapy.

Clients under our care receive a written prescription for hormones which they fill at a pharmacy. Planned Parenthood does not provide pharmacy services for these hormones.

Payment is expected at time of service unless other arrangements have been made.


Insurance information

Some services may be covered by your insurance. If you want to use your insurance, please be sure to have your insurance information at the time of your visit.

If you are uninsured, you may be eligible to receive financial assistance for your procedure. You can confidentially find out if you qualify by calling us at (828) 252-7928.

If you are eligible for financial assistance you may be asked to bring documentation with you to the health center.

68 McDowell St
Asheville, NC 28801 USA

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HOURS

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Day
Hours
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10 am - 6 pm
Wednesday
9 am - 5 pm
Thursday
8 am - 2 pm
Friday
9 am - 2 pm
Saturday
8 am - 2 pm
Sunday
Closed

Walk-in Information

If you need emergency contraception (AKA the morning after pill), you can walk in anytime we’re open.

You are welcome to walk in any time the Health Center is open to make an appointment or see if there is a same day appointment available. If you have the time to wait, we will make every effort to fit you in the same day. If we can’t see you, we will give you the first priority appointment available.

Pregnancy testing, Plan B, and birth control refill pickups.

Birth control refills are available during all business hours for patients with current prescriptions. Please call ahead 48 hours for prescription pick-up.

Appointments

You can privately and easily book your appointment online for select services 24/7. For the full set of services, you can call 828-252-7928 to book your appointment. Health center staff can also answer any questions you may have.

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