Gender Affirming Care | Equitas Health

Your Gender-Affirming Care Team

Our Gender-Affirming Care model is built on freedom and fairness. You have the freedom to name what you need and want from your medical care team. We are here to listen and help you know what choices you have. We want you to always be honest with yourself and us about your needs. Our goal is to gain your trust and help you find your sources of strength.

Your Gender-Affirming Care Plan

At Equitas Health, we believe our role is to help Trans and gender non-conforming people live truly. People in healthcare too often act as hurdles rather than facilitators. We use Informed Consent and Shared Decision Making when planning your care and prescribing hormones. This means that we will give you all the information you want and need, so you can make choices that are right for you.

Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy

The care team understands Gender Dysphoria and supports patients as they affirm their identity. At Equitas Health, you do not need an okay from a psychiatrist or therapist to start gender-affirming hormone therapy. Your care team will listen to you and help you map out a hormone plan to reach your goals, including those that affirm non-binary or genderqueer identities. We know that no two paths to affirmation are the same.

Gender Affirming Care Guide

Whether you are considering medical affirmation for your genderqueer/non-binary identity, feminization, or masculinization, we hope you will find the information in this guide helpful.

Other Gender-Affirming Care services:

Routine physicals and health screenings, like blood pressure, glucose/sugar, and cholesterol checks, help you and your provider:

  • Keep an eye on your health risks.
  • Treat health issues early – before they get serious.

Our pharmacies offer many vaccinations, including vaccines for HPV and hepatitis A & B

Your personal needs and goals are important to us. Services include:

  • Family planning
  • Birth control
  • Emergency contraception (the “morning after” pill)
  • Cervical exams and pap smears

Routine mammograms and breast/chest self-exams are a vital part of your healthcare. Equitas Health trains mammography staff across Ohio to provide culturally competent services to LGBTQ+ patients.

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At our no-cost sexual health clinics, you can get tested for:

  • HIV
  • Hepatitis-C
  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Syphilis

PrEP is for people who want to prevent HIV and can take one pill once a day. Equitas Health makes sure those who need PrEP can get it and can pay for it.

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Manage and treat your HIV with a care plan that fits your life.

You can work with a mental health counselor to make a treatment plan that fits your life today and your goals for the future.

Mental health is a vital part of your whole person health. Sometimes living a full, healthy life calls for medication. A psychiatric nurse practitioner will prescribe a treatment plan and medication that works for you

Our Gender-Affirming Care locations

Find Gender-Affirming Care at our medical centers throughout Ohio. We also offer TeleHealth visits.

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Gender Affirming Care

For the Whole Person

TeleHealth

TeleHealth

New to TeleHealth? Your first medical or counseling visit with a smart phone, tablet, or PC will take a little time to set up. We would like to walk you through the steps, so you’ll be ready for your appointment.

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Breathe Out

For People of Trans Experience

Want to quit?

BreatheOut is a program by and for transgender and gender diverse folks who want to quit smoking. Ask your provider about the tools and support available to help you reach your health goals.

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Equitas Health Gender Affirming Care

Providers

Elizabeth Roebuck, APRN
Nurse Practitioner
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Keith DeLong
Nurse Practitioner
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Michael Frost
Nurse Practitioner
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Shanna Stryker MD, MPH
Primary Care Physician
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Teagan Vaughn, PharmD, RPh
Clinical Pharmacist
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