How do I get HRT in NY? Call 1-800-230-PLAN to schedule an appointment for an Initial Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy visit. At this appointment, we will review your medical history, review the Informed Consent form, and draw lab tests.

Where can I meet other transgender people? 

The 5 Best Online Transgender Support Groups of 2021
  • Best Overall: Trans Lifeline.
  • Best for Young People in Crisis: The Trevor Project.
  • Best for Support Around Surgical Transition: Transbucket.
  • Best for Teens and Their Parents: Gender Spectrum.
  • Best for Mental Health: The Tribe – LGBTQ+ Group.

How old do you have to be to start HRT in New York? The existing regulation provides coverage for hormone therapy only for individuals 18 years of age or older.

Can I get HRT without seeing a doctor? You don’t need to participate in therapy or provide information from a mental health provider to receive hormone therapy. Schedule an appointment online or by calling 1-800-230-7526.

How do I get HRT in NY? – Additional Questions

Whats the youngest age you can start HRT?

If used in an adolescent, hormone therapy typically begins at age 16. Ideally, treatment starts before the development of secondary sex characteristics so that teens can go through puberty as their identified gender.

Do you have to be 18 to start HRT?

You may need to wait until you are 16 years old to begin hormone treatment, but you may be able to take puberty blockers in the meantime.

Can you get HRT without parental consent?

If you are on hormone therapy, you can utilize the health center for ongoing care and monitoring. In order to receive gender affirming hormone therapy services you need to be over 18 (or 16-17 with parental consent) and capable of providing consent for services.

What age can you start puberty blockers in the US?

After an assessment, a person may start taking puberty blockers. The GIDS recommend that young people take puberty blockers until reaching 16 years of age or having taken puberty blockers for 12 months before considering other medical procedures.

How can I change my gender without surgery?

Hormone Treatment

Hormone therapy can help you achieve more masculine or feminine characteristics. Commonly prescribed by a primary care provider or endocrinologist, hormone treatments can be part of a presurgical plan or a stand-alone service.