Trans people, like many others in the LGBTQ+ community, have particular health concerns and disparities when compared to the overall population.
But it’s also not safe to assume all trans people face the same risks. That’s why culturally competent, sensitive and trans-informed and -trained care is of the utmost importance to Equitas Health.
At Equitas Health, know you are in good hands in a trans-affirming environment designed to meet your specific needs. Whether you’re a trans man or woman, genderqueer or gender nonconforming, Equitas Health has a range of medical services just for you.
Trans services include:
- Primary care including annual physicals
- Hormone Replacement Therapy
- Immunizations such as HPV and Hepatitis A and B
- Mental health therapy
- Psychiatry services
- Culturally humble gynecology care with referrals to specialty providers as needed
- Mammography education
- Family planning including birth control, emergency contraception, and education related to family planning options
- Screenings and treatment for sexually transmitted infections
- PrEP care (pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV)
- HIV specialty care
- Cervical cancer screenings
For more information please see our Trans Health Guide.
Our Approach to Hormone Replacement Therapy
At Equitas Health, we believe our role is to help our trans and gender non-conforming clients live authentically. Too often, health care providers who serve the trans community act as obstacles rather than facilitators. That’s why we administer Hormone Replacement Therapy via an Informed Consent Model. This means that at our clinics, you do not need prior approval from a psychiatrist or therapist to start HRT. In addition, our approach to Hormone Replacement Therapy is Non-Binary Affirming. Our providers will listen to you and help you map out a HRT regimen that will help you reach your goals, rather than force you down a path better suited for someone with a binary identity.
Trans Wellness and Support at Mozaic
Mozaic is Equitas Health’s community wellness space for transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary youth and young adults in Columbus. There are no sliding check-in windows, no exam tables, no assumptions, no labels, no definitions. Just an opportunity to be yourself, talk with trans mentors, access safer sex supplies, and get HIV/STI testing. Contact at (614) 572-0820 or visit MozaicOhio.org for more information.
Please note: Mozaic’s wellness space is temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Visit Mozaic on Facebook to find out about virtual participation opportunities.