Increasing access to comprehensive, effective and affirming healthcare.
When it comes to healthcare, the transgender community has unique needs. It can be difficult to know where to get medical care that is both experienced and compassionate. At Henry Ford, we offer a variety of services specifically to support you in your journey towards health and wellness.
Making sure you feel comfortable and safe in our office is our number one priority. We strive to create a welcoming environment where all patients can be their most authentic selves.
Our transgender health team works in several departments to provide a variety of services, including:
- Gender affirming hormone therapy
- Passport and state letters in support of legal gender change
- PrEP for HIV prevention
- Voice therapy
- Removal of uterus or ovaries
- Cosmetic dermatology
- Menstrual suppression and contraception
- Fertility preservation
In addition to services we offer, we can provide referrals for other transgender specific medical, surgical and mental health services.
Insurance coverage for transgender health services
If you’re a HAP member, see below for policies related to gender affirming medical and surgical services:
Or, view a full list of insurance plans accepted at Henry Ford.
Resources for Transgender Patients
Affirmations Community Center
290 W Nine Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220
Programs include health and wellness workshops, counseling and group support, structured youth programs and a variety of community and social connection opportunities for the LGBTQ community.
Stand with Trans
Stand with Trans is a community organization whose mission is to provide the tools needed by transgender youth so they will be empowered, supported and validated as they transition to their authentic life.
The Ruth Ellis Center
77 Victor St
Highland Park, MI 48203
The Ruth Ellis Center provides residential, drop-in programs, mental health services long and short-term safe space and support services for runaway, homeless and at-risk LGBTQ youth in Detroit and Southeastern Michigan.
Transcend the Binary
Transcend’s mission is to secure access to trans affirmative care, resources and services for our clients in Michigan.
Trans Sistas of Color Project -- Detroit
TSOCP aims to uplift, influence and impact the lives and well-being of trans women of color in Metro Detroit.
This group provides trans men an opportunity to discuss and support a fuller image of transition within their larger life.
- Health and Wellbeing
For Parents and Families
- Supporting and Caring for Transgender Children
- Gender Spectrum: Parenting and Families
- Families in TRANSition: A Group for Families of Transgender Youth
- Healthy Children: Gender Nonconforming and Transgender Children
- Trans Youth Equality Foundation - for Parents
- All About Gender for Parents
- How to Support a Transgender Teen
- Education and Advocacy
- Name Change and Legal Resources