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Get guidance and support to be healthy and feel like you at Essentia Health. Our compassionate, trained transgender care professionals are knowledgeable about the health and social challenges unique to transgender patients. We're building our team, and we have services ranging from primary care to plastic surgery. We offer transgender care at locations in Duluth, Minnesota, and the surrounding area.
Transgender care is for patients whose sex assigned at birth does not align with their true gender. Sometimes, this causes anxiety, sadness, or pain—also known as gender dysphoria.
Essentia Health offers care for those who want to go through medical transition , for those who have already transitioned, and for those who don't wish to transition. It includes both general primary care as well as services that are gender affirming.
Gender affirming care may mean prescribing hormones, voice training, surgery related to medical transition, and more. This care is offered by both primary care and specialty care providers.
We offer a wide range of transgender care services.
See the conditions we treat, and select a condition to find providers and locations near you.
Trust our team to provide compassionate competent care that respects each unique individual. We also follow the World Professional Association for Transgender Health standards of care, version 7.
We strive to:
If you're looking to discuss hormones, you can start the conversation here. Our transgender care providers who prescribe hormone therapy will work with you to create a custom plan. They understand the effects of transition and how to help patients through this life and health journey.
Talk with your doctor about all the potential benefits and risks of hormone therapy. Some benefits may include:
Changes due to hormone treatments are usually positive. However, hormones can affect your mood and how you feel. It can help to have the support of an unbiased professional to help you process new feelings. Depend on our team to connect you with a knowledgeable therapist to help you though this life-changing process.
We want all our patients to feel understood and well cared for. You and your doctor will work together to decide on the best care plan for you. When seeking hormone therapy, the first visit will involve questions and discussion so you get the safest and best care possible. Your visit may also include lab tests. If you and your provider decide to move forward with hormone treatment, this treatment usually starts at future visits.
Some health insurance plans include coverage for hormone therapy. They may also cover other transgender care services. The best way to know for sure is by calling your insurance company.
Schedule an appointment directly with any of our transgender care professionals.