Gender Affirming Healthcare
Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood offers Gender Affirming and Preventive Health Care Services in Albany, Hudson and Troy.
UHPP provides comprehensive hormone therapy to the Capital Region.
Planned Parenthood provides quality, compassionate care using informed-consent models for all our services, including care for transgender and gender non-conforming patients. We are committed to improving the way transgender people receive health care in our region and eliminating barriers to care.
What services are we offering?
We offer preventive sexual health care services as well as hormone therapy for transgender and gender non conforming people. Patients under our care receive a written prescription for hormones which they fill at a pharmacy. Planned Parenthood does not provide pharmacy services for hormones.
Need help? Click here for Instruction on IM injections and SubQ injections
Yes, we offer this to transgender and gender non-conforming adolescents who are entering puberty and wish to prevent the irreversible and undesirable changes that develop. Parental permission is required for this service.
How do I make an appointment?
Whether you're already a patient or would like to become a patient, simply call 1.800.230. PLAN (7526) or click here to make your appointment online. Patients should obtain their medical records from the previous provider and bring them to their Planned Parenthood appointment. (We can help you with this!)
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 transgender services but you wish to transfer your care to Planned Parenthood you can do that. Just make an appointment and speak with a member of our team.
How much does it cost?
We have billing staff ready to help you figure out costs and payment for any service; we can give you their contact information as part of the initial appointment-making process if you request it. There is a fee for services but we may be able to bill your insurance. We work to keep the cost of our services as affordable as possible.
Know-How: The Trans Person's Guide to Get or Change All of the Life Documents and Essential Paperwork You'll Need to Make Your Way in the World
Please check out the amazingly detailed and useful new booklet for trans people in New York State from Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes who created this booklet in response to tons of questions about the various legal and administrative paperwork processes in New York that many trans people need to do.
Additionally, below are the links to templates for the various letters a trans person may need to use to navigate name and gender marker changes in New York (State, not City, the process is different in the City.)
Name change request for judicial intervention
Social Security letter template
Drivers License DMV letter template
Application for correction of certificate of birth
Birth certificate affidavit age 18 or older
Birth certificate notarized affidavit of gender error
Birth certificate physician letter template V 1
Birth certificate physical letter template V 2
Request for status information letter selective service
Injectable medication travel carry letter