What services does PPWP provide?
Planned Parenthood of Western PA provides the following services:
- Testosterone hormone therapy (sometimes known as "masculinizing" hormone therapy)
- Estrogen/antiandrogen hormone therapy (sometimes known as "feminizing" hormone therapy)
Please note that all hormone therapy patients must be 18 or older in order to start or continue care with us. We are also happy to provide referrals for other desired services that fall outside our realm of care.
What should I bring to my appointment?
If you have insurance, please bring your photo ID, insurance card, and specialist copay due at the time of service. If you are in the process of changing your name or gender marker on your ID or insurance, you can bring any supporting documentation, such as a name change card.
If you are not the primary policy holder on your insurance, please bring the full name, address, and date of birth of the person who is. Be aware that whoever is the primary plan holder can typically see what services you have been provided at your appointment through the Explanation of Benefits they may receive from the insurance plan.
If you currently receive hormone therapy from another provider, it is helpful to bring information about the medications you are currently taking (name, dose, and frequency), as well as copies of any recent labs you've had drawn. This will help us continue your care seamlessly.
Is this service confidential?
Yes! All of your medical information is confidential and protected under Federal law.
Be aware if you plan to use private insurance through a parent or spouse that whoever is the primary plan holder can typically see what services you have been provided at your appointment through the Explanation of Benefits they may receive from the insurance plan. If confidentiality is a concern for you, our staff can help you decide what to do.
Do I need to dress a certain way for my appointment?
No, please wear whatever clothing you feel most comfortable in!
Are there gender-neutral bathrooms on site?
Yes, all of our centers have gender-neutral bathrooms. If you're not sure where one is located, ask any of our friendly staff and they will be happy to point you in the right direction.