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Gender affirming services for people under age 18 years old

At PPMI, we strive to serve every patient to the best of our abilities. We are not currently able to prescribe puberty blockers or gender affirming hormone therapy to people under 18 years old. Transgender and nonbinary youth are welcome to access the rest of our services, including birth control, STI testing and treatment, and more. The following Michigan providers may be resources for gender affirming hormone therapy for youth with parental/guardian consent. This list is not considered an endorsement and is provided as a convenience; we cannot guarantee the quality of the services. 

Michigan Medicine Pediatric Endocrinology (Ann Arbor)

  • Address: Pediatric Endocrinology Clinic, C. S. Mott Children's Hospital, 1540 E Hospital Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
  • Phone: 734-764-5175
  • Eligibility: Must have a referral from PCP for an appointment with Pediatric Endocrinology, process includes consultation with a social worker
  • Services: Puberty blockers and gender affirming hormone therapy offered
  • Insurances Accepted: Most insurance accepted (except Priority Health-Medicaid)
  • Self pay: MSupport financial assistance may be available

Corner Health Center (Ypsilanti)

  • Address: 47 N Huron St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
  • Phone: 734-484-3600
  • Eligibility: Ages 12–25 years old (no residency restrictions, except telehealth must be Michigan resident)
  • Services: Pediatric Care, puberty blockers available (typically for those under 16 years old), gender-affirming hormone therapy available, wellness checks, gender affirming and inclusive MIHP (Maternal Infant Health Program) available to all pregnant persons
  • Insurance Accepted: Medicaid
  • Self pay: Accepted with sliding scale fees available

Integrative Healthcare Providers, Brenna Reichman, NP (Ann Arbor)

  • Address: 2800 S. State Street, Suite 215, Ann Arbor MI 48104
  • Phone: 734-547-3990
  • Eligibility: Ages 14+ years old; no residency restrictions, except telehealth (must be a Michigan resident)
  • Services: Puberty blockers and gender affirming hormone therapy available, letters of recommendation for gender-affirming surgery available
  • Insurances Accepted: Medicaid HMOs, BCBS PPOs, Aetna PPO
  • Self pay: Accepted; no sliding scale fee options available

Ruth Ellis Center, Dr. Maureen (Mo) Connolly & Dr. Rachel Lee (Detroit)

  • Address: 77 Victor St, Highland Park, MI 48203
  • Phone: 313-365-3338
  • Eligibility: Age up to 30 years old, geographic residence Wayne County 
  • Services: Primary care, puberty blockers, gender affirming hormone therapy, letters for surgery, HIV care
  • Insurance Accepted: Medicaid, private

Corktown Health, Dr. LaTonya Riddle-Jones, MD and Patrice Wade-Olsen, NP

  • Address: 1726 Howard St. Detroit MI 4216
  • Contact: 313-832-3300
  • Eligibility: 16-17 years old
  • Services: Hormone replacement therapy, letters for surgery for those nearing 18 years old. HIV care and insurance navigation
  • Insurance: Most insurance accepted

Helen DeVos Children's Hospital - Endocrinology, Yaw Appiagyei-Dankah, MD or Dr. Donna Eng

  • Address: 35 Michigan St. NE Suite 1800 Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: 616-391-3933
  • Eligibility: Referral
  • Services: Pediatric endocrinology, including puberty blockers and gender affirming hormone therapy
  • Insurance: Most insurance accepted
  • Self pay: Accepted

Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital - Adolescent Medicine, Gender Care Clinic Program

  • Address: 330 Barkley Ave NE Ste 208, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: 616-391-2123
  • Services: Integrative care team including an endocrinologist, primary care physician, therapist and social worker. Puberty blockers and gender affirming hormone therapy available; requires diagnosis of gender dysphoria from a therapist. Letters for surgery for those near 18 years of age
  • Insurance: Most insurance taken. Note: Behavioral Health providers cannot take United Health plans
  • Self pay: Accepted 

Spectrum Health Campustowne Family Medicine, Christopher Palazzo, MD 

  • Address: 4868-2 Lake Michigan Dr. MC820 Allendale, MI 49401 
  • Phone: 616-391-2800
  • Eligibility: Ages 16–17 years old; requires letter of mental health support
  • Services: Puberty blockers (younger patients may be referred out in some cases) and gender affirming hormone therapy
  • Insurance: Most insurance accepted
  • Self pay: Available

UP Health System, Pediatric Endocrinology, Dr. Daniel Shumur

Address: 850 W. Baraga Ave. Ste. 31 Marquette, MI 49855

Phone: 906-449-4880

Eligibility: Must have a referral from PCP for pediatric endocrinology

Services: Puberty blockers, hormone replacement therapy, letters of recommendation for surgery in some case

Insurance: All 

Self pay: Available with sliding scale fee options for upfront payment at time of service