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Gender Affirming Care is now offered at Planned Parenthood of Maryland! Make an appointment.

Planned Parenthood of Maryland offers gender affirming health care services.  We are committed to decreasing barriers to health care for transgender, gender non-conforming, and nonbinary patients.  

Our services include:

  • Gender affirming hormone therapy for individuals aged 16 and older.  Parental/guardian consent required for <18 years

  • Resources and referrals for primary care, mental health, surgery, dental care, legal services, electrolysis, support groups, and more

  • Sensitive sexual/reproductive health care and preventive screenings

Hormone therapy services include:

  • Feminizing Hormone Therapy including estrogen and anti-androgen medications

  • Masculinizing Hormone Therapy including testosterone

We follow the Informed Consent Model so patients do not need a mental health referral to receive hormone therapy.

How do I make an appointment?

Currently, hormone therapy services are available at our Easton health center starting January 2020.  They will be available at other centers by mid-2020.

Whether you’re already a patient or would like to become a new patient, simply call us at 410-576-1414 and make your appointment.

Online appointment scheduling for gender affirming care

Planned Parenthood is dedicated to making healthcare accessible and welcoming to everyone who needs that care, no matter what.  Currently, online appointment scheduling is not available. When you make an appointment by phone, or in person, and when you arrive for your appointment, your forms and health records at Planned Parenthood will provide diverse gender options.  Thank you for your patience.

I’m already on hormones, can I transfer my records to Planned Parenthood and become a patient?

Yes.  If you are already being seen by a medical provider for hormone treatment but wish to transfer your care to Planned Parenthood you can do that.  Depending on your most recent records and lab results you may need to come in for an initial lab visit.

What To Expect At Your Visits

Initial Visit:

Your provider will discuss with you the informed consent process, your gender identity history and transition goals, and will review both the expected effects, benefits and possible risk factors for hormone therapy.  A comprehensive history will be obtained and reviewed. The provider will perform routine lab work to make sure you are a healthy candidate for hormone therapy. Based on the results of this visit, most patients are prescribed hormones that day.  Together, you and your provider will make the best decision for you.

Follow-up visits:

In order to continue receiving your hormones, you will need to schedule periodic appointments at Planned Parenthood for routine lab work and monitoring.  Your provider will determine the best follow up schedule based upon your needs. Reaching your individualized transition goals will be a gradual process, and your provider will discuss in-depth what that may look like.

Other services:

In addition to offering hormone therapy, we also provide cancer screening, wellness education, STI testing and treatment, HIV testing, annual exams, pregnancy testing, birth control, emergency contraception, abortion care and more in an affirming environment.

Payment Options

Costs for hormone therapy vary depending on your individual needs and insurance coverage.  Generally the initial consultation visit includes the examination, initial labs and medication.

Planned Parenthood of Maryland accepts Maryland Medicaid and most Commercial Insurances.

We also accept payment by cash, credit card and flexible spending account cards. Payment is due at the time of service.

Planned Parenthood staff will contact your insurance provider to confirm coverage for hormonal therapy services and what, if any, your out-of-pocket expense will be.  We encourage all patients to contact their insurance provider prior to an appointment to ensure coverage and to get a full understanding of what options the insurance carrier allows for hormonal therapy.  If a referral is required by your insurance carrier, it will be your responsibility to reach out to your Primary Care Provider for that. We will complete prior authorization forms for prescriptions if required by your insurance.