Resources for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People

Gender-affirming Medical Care

Find a health care provider you trust, and get regular medical care.

New York City clinics that work with trans adults and youth+

APICHA Community Health Center

  • Manhattan: 400 Broadway; (212) 334-6029
  • Services: Transgender health clinic, hormone therapy, HIV and STD testing and treatment, support groups, mental health services

Beth Israel Medical Center — LGBT Health Services
LGBT Family Health

  • Manhattan: 222 West 14th Street; (212) 604-1800
  • Services: Comprehensive primary care, hormone therapy and urgent care

Peter Krueger Clinic (Health care for people living with HIV)

  • Manhattan: 317 East 17th Street; (212) 420-2620
  • Services: Primary care, hormone therapy, HIV care, mental health services

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

  • Bronx: 3144 3rd Avenue; (718) 215-1800
  • Manhattan: 356 West 18th Street; (212) 271-7200
  • Services: Sexual health care, hormone therapy, HIV testing, primary care, emergency PEP for HIV exposure, case management

Community Healthcare Network

  • Bronx: 975 Westchester Avenue; (718) 320-6765
  • Manhattan: 150 Essex Street; (646) 276-3383
  • Queens: 90-04 161st Street, Jamaica; (718) 883-8635
  • Services: Transgender health programs, HIV care, mental health, support groups, dentistry

Housing Works

  • Brooklyn: 2640 Pitkin Avenue; (718) 277-0386
  • Manhattan: 743-749 East 9th Street; (212) 677-7999
  • Services: Medical and dental care, clean syringes, substance use, mental health, support groups

Metropolitan Hospital Center — Comprehensive LGBT Health Center

  • Manhattan: 1901 First Avenue; (212) 423-7000
  • Services: Comprehensive primary care, pediatric/young adult care, mental health and support groups, HIV and STD screening and treatment

Mount Sinai — Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery

  • Manhattan: 275 7th Avenue; (212) 604-1730
  • Services: Comprehensive primary care, hormone therapy, surgical care

Mount Sinai — Peter Krueger Clinic (Health care for people living with HIV)

  • Manhattan: 317 East 17th Street; (212) 420-2620
  • Services: Primary care, hormone therapy, HIV care, mental health services

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Know your health care rights. The New York City Human Rights Law prohibits discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations, including health care settings. In New York State, Medicaid, Medicare, health insurance through the Health Marketplace and many employer-sponsored plans cannot discriminate because you are transgender. This can include coverage for treatments recommended by your doctor, including surgeries and hormone therapy.

Do you need health insurance? Call a New York City Health Department Enroller for help getting Medicaid, low-cost insurance or a prescription discount card. You can also call 311 or text CoveredNYC to 877-877.

HIV Prevention and Treatment

Protect yourself from HIV: Transgender women and their sex partners can be at high risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. Transgender men should also take precautions to avoid HIV, especially if they have sex with men. Find the resources you need to reduce your chance of getting HIV. If you are HIV-negative and exposed to HIV, PrEP and PEP can help keep you HIV-negative. People who test positive can get HIV medical care to help them live long and healthy lives. Regardless of your HIV status, there are many HIV prevention and treatment options and resources to help with costs. Medical providers can prescribe these options so that they do not interfere with hormone therapy.

Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention

You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255 to get confidential support, 24 hours a day.

Young people ages 13 to 24 can call the Trevor Project LGBT Lifeline at (866) 488-7386, 24 hours a day.

The Gay, Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline, at (888) 843-4564, provides peer support for coming out, bullying and other issues. Call Monday to Friday, 4 PM to midnight, or on Saturday, noon to 5 PM.

The Trans Lifeline, at (877) 565-8860, provides peer support for transgender people in crisis. This line is staffed by transgender and gender nonconforming volunteers and has varying hours.

Finding a Place to Stay

Coalition for the Homeless

  • Manhattan: 129 Fulton Street; (212) 776-2000 (arrive by 8 AM to see a case manager)
  • Services: Assistance with using the city's shelter system, information on affordable housing and public benefits, information on emergency shelter, housing support (for trans youth)

Services for Trans Youth

Gender-affirming services are available for young people who:

  • Need medical care
  • Need a place to stay
  • Are struggling at home or on the street
  • Are a victim of violence
  • Need help in a crisis

New York City clinics that work with trans youth+

The Ackerman Institute's Gender & Family Project

  • Manhattan: 936 Broadway, 2nd Floor; (212) 879-4900 x150
  • Services: Support group for parents, play group for children and siblings (ages 5–14), supportive space for tweens and teens (ages 14–18), Spanish-speaking services, family therapy, psychological evaluations, school training

Ali Forney Center

  • Manhattan: 321 West 125th Street; (212) 206-0574
  • Services: Housing and homeless services, 24-hour drop-in center, medical care, mental health services, food and showers, employment assistance
  • Ages: 16–24

The Door

  • Manhattan: 555 Broome Street; (212) 941-9090
  • Services: Drop-in services, support groups, kiki, counseling, homeless youth services, job training and placement, GED and college prep, daily meals, arts and recreation

HEAT: Health Education & Alternatives for Teens at SUNY—Downstate

  • Brooklyn: Call for locations; (718) 467-4446
  • Services: Transgender medical services, hormone blockers, hormone therapy, HIV testing and care, mental health, case management

Hetrick-Martin Institute

  • Manhattan: 2 Astor Place; (212) 674-2400
  • Services: Education, counseling, support groups, job readiness
  • Ages: 12–24

HOTT: Health Outreach to Teens at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

  • Manhattan: 356 West 18th Street; (212) 271-7200
  • Services: Free or low-cost medical care
  • Support for trans youth: These programs provide counseling, a place to stay and other services.

LGBT Community Center – Center Youth

  • Manhattan: 208 West 13th Street; (646) 358-1732
  • Services: Drop-in center, discussion groups, counseling, college and career readiness

Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center

  • Manhattan: 312 East 94th Street; (212) 423-3000
  • Services: Free or low-cost medical care, hormone blockers, hormone therapy
  • Ages: up to 24

Safe Horizon – Streetwork Project

  • Manhattan: 209 West 125th Street; (800) 708-6600
  • Services: Daytime drop-in center and emergency street outreach, 7 PM–2 AM
  • Ages: 12–24

Streetwise and Safe

  • Manhattan: 147 West 24th Street, 4th Floor; (212) 929-0562
  • Services: ”Know your rights” trainings, legal representation, support groups
  • Ages: 16–25

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