Transgender Care

UTMB Health Transgender Care

UTMB Health provides care for a diverse patient population. We would like to highlight resources for transgender and gender nonconforming patients and individuals seeking care. There are several clinical avenues available to assist patients in a variety of gender related services, including offering four different clinical avenues for gender-affirming hormones.

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Patient Navigator

For your privacy and convenience, our providers have days and times dedicated to providing transgender care, HRT and related services. Services are offered at multiple locations. Please call for information and to schedule at a place and time suitable to you.

Patient Navigator Savannah Parks, M.Ed., LBSW is available to assist patients in the LGBTQIA+ community with access to quality health care in an accepting, supportive environment.

Savannah can help guide LGBTQIA+ patients and their families navigate the health system, assist with locating resources and help connect patients to providers comfortable with LGBTQIA+ needs, including evaluation for transgender hormone therapy and LGBTQIA+ family planning.

Savannah is also a point of contact for referring physicians. She can be reached at 409-266-7542 or sjparks@utmb.edu , Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Services Offering Gender-Affirming Hormones

Gender-affirming hormone treatment is used in transgender patients to reduce characteristics of their natal sex and induce those of their desired sex.

Source: NCBI

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Endocrinology

Services provided: gender affirming hormones (above the age of 18 years old, both masculinizing and feminizing).

Primary Care

Services provided: gender affirming hormones (above the age of 18 years old, both masculinizing and feminizing), menstrual suppression, primary care services.

Women's Health Care

Services provided: gender affirming hormones (above the age of 18 years old, both masculinizing and feminizing), menstrual suppression, pelvic pain management, and some gender affirming surgery (hysterectomy, oophorectomy)

For patients without insurance: 
St. Vincent’s Student-Run Clinic 

    Services provided: gender affirming hormones (above the age of 18 years old, both masculinizing and feminizing), primary care without gender affirming hormones

    Endocrinology & Primary Care
    • 2817 Post Office Street Galveston, TX 77550
    • (409) 765-2209
    • Second Tuesday of every month- starting at 4:30 p.m.
    • Call phone number, ask to be scheduled in Endocrinology and Primary Care clinic

    Other Gender-Affirming Services (These services do not offer gender-affirming hormones)

    Speech Therapy

    Services provided: Voice Treatments, Speech Therapy

    Call (281) 338-0829 to schedule an appointment at any of these clinics.

    Plastic Surgery

    Services provided: Facial plastic surgeries

    Services provided: Chest masculinizing and feminizing (sometimes called “top” surgery)

    Primary Care - LGBT Responsive Providers

    Services provided: Primary Care

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