Phone: 1.833.WE.R.KIND (1.833.937.5463)

Gender
Affirming Care

Gender affirming medical appointments are offered to adult transgender and gender nonconforming patients. Financial assistance for hormone replacement therapy (HRT) medication is available.

WHAT?

Gender Affirming Care at Kind Clinic is designed to provide our patients with culturally aware care in a safe and affirming space. Kind Clinic is a judgment-free zone, and we will keep information about your visit and health private and confidential. Everyone should have access to high-quality gender care and sexual health services, regardless of immigration status, or identity. We believe in kindness for all. Once receiving your gender care with us, you can talk to our staff about if any of our other sexual wellness services are right for you, including PrEP and PEP Access, HIV Testing, STI Testing & Treatment, and HIV Positive Care. 

Kind Clinic clinicians follow UCSF guidelines for gender-affirming care.

WHO?

We use an informed consent model. We give you the most current information we have about hormone replacement therapy, so you can make an informed choice about what to do with your own body. After prescribing hormones we will assist with access if needed, as well as referrals for other services or qualified physicians. We can also assist you with legal matters or requests like name and gender marker change. 

COST?

Whether you’re looking to start hormone therapy (HRT) or seeking a new medical provider for hormone therapy, you are welcome to receive services through Kind Clinic’s Gender Care services. There may be additional costs associated with hormones, but if you are experiencing financial barriers to access your HRT, you may qualify for our Kind Medical Assistance Program. 

FAQs

Yes, we do practice an informed consent model. So, no mental health letter is required. 

Our patient advocates can work with you to get HRT costs as low as possible. 

The first part of your visit will be spent with a patient advocate. You will then see a clinician and complete required lab work before leaving the clinic. You will most likely receive a prescription for HRT that same day, unless the provider has a medical concern that would prevent you from starting HRT. STI testing is also available at your New Gender Care appointment.

Unfortunately, the wait time is the same for all new patients. We are unable to provide HRT prescriptions until you have been seen for your initial New Gender Care appointment.

No, we will set you up for a new patient PrEP appointment first. Your New Gender Care appointment will be scheduled out to next available.

No. State law prevents providers from treating patients across state lines. All patients must reside in the State of Texas to receive care.

Kind Clinic offers free sexual health services in a safe and supportive environment regardless of race, creed, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, or ability to pay.

Founded in 2015 by community activists and volunteers, Kind Clinic is a national leader in innovative sexual health care that offers patients access to HIV prevention medication known as PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) and PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis), HIV testing and care, STI testing & treatment, and gender-affirming care in Austin, Dallas and San Antonio.

Kind Clinic is a program of Texas Health Action, a 501(c)(3) community informed non-profit organization dedicated to providing access to culturally affirming, quality health services in a safe and supportive environment with an expertise in serving LGBTQIA+ people and people impacted by HIV.

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