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Transgender Hormone Therapy

Planned Parenthood believes everyone deserves access to high-quality, supportive care. We've expanded our telehealth services to include transgender hormone therapy - get expert care from wherever you are.

Questions? Our LGBTQ Care Coordinators can help.

Our LGBTQ Care Coordinators are here to support you, answer your questions, and help you find a up-to-date resources. We serve the LGBTQ+ communities in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota and may have resources for surrounding areas. Contact us for more information.

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An Informed Consent Model

We offer transgender hormone therapy using an informed consent model. That means you do not need to participate in therapy or get a referral to receive your hormone therapy. We support our patients in making the decision that is best for them. 

Patients must be at least 16 years old and post-puberty to qualify for this service. You’ll need to bring a parent or guardian to your first visit, if you are under the age of:

  • 18 if you visit a health center in Iowa, Minnesota, or South Dakota.
  • 19 if you visit a health center in Nebraska.
    What happens at my first visit? 

    At your first visit, a Planned Parenthood provider will:

    • Review your medical history
    • Review our informed consent form with you
    • Measure your weight and blood pressure
    • Discuss your transition goals and create a care plan with you
    • Draw lab tests
    • Explain how to take hormones and answer any questions you might have
    What should I bring to my first visit? 

    Please bring your photo ID, medical insurance information, and any lab test results done in the last 6 months. If you are currently prescribed hormone therapy from another provider, please bring those health records as well. 

    When will I be prescribed the hormones?

    If there are no pressing health concerns or obvious contraindications (reason to withhold service) during your initial visit, a provider will prescribe your hormones to a pharmacy of your choice for you to pick up.

    How much does this service cost? 

    With or without insurance, Planned Parenthood is here to provide care, no matter what.

    We're in-network for most insurance plans and accept a variety of other payment options to meet your needs. It's a good idea to contact your health insurance company directly before your visit to find out if this service is covered. They can tell you if you'll need to pay for anything out-of-pocket.

    If you don't have insurance, our expert staff can help you figure out cost and payments. We encourage you to discuss your options before your visit. 

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    Do I need a letter from a mental health provider? 

    No. Planned Parenthood uses an informed consent model, which means we do not require a note from a mental health therapist to receive hormone therapy. 

    We believe when our patients are fully informed, they can make the best decision for themselves and their bodies. 

    If I am already using hormone therapy, can I transfer my care to Planned Parenthood? 

    Yes! You'll need to schedule an initial hormone therapy visit so a provider can go through our informed consent with you.

    Be sure to bring information about your current hormone therapy and any relevant lab results from your outside provider. Current lab test results are important because they may help us avoid duplicate tests and delays in your prescription. 

    I’m a minor. Can I still receive hormone therapy?

    If you are post-puberty and a minor, you’ll need to bring a parent or guardian to your first hormone therapy visit so they can sign some paperwork. You’ll need to bring a parent or guardian if you are under the age of:

    • 18 if you visit a health center in Iowa, Minnesota, or South Dakota.
    • 19 if you visit a health center in Nebraska.

    Expanded Telehealth Services

    Planned Parenthood is here with you, doing everything we can to make your life easier and get you the information and care you need.

    Our telehealth services include:

    • Birth control
    • IUD and birth control implant consultation
    • UTI screening and treatment
    • STD and STI  consultation and treatment
    • PrEP  and PEP (for HIV prevention) consultation
    • Transgender Hormone Therapy
    • Vaginitis care

    To schedule your appointment for online care, please call us at 1.800.230.PLAN (7526).

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    Expert sexual health care, no matter what. 

    Planned Parenthood is a leading-edge provider of sexual health care. We offer a full range of sexual health care services to people of all genders and identities.

    You can trust us to provide honest, unbiased information in a safe, supportive environment.