Trans Health and Other Services Around DC

The DC Trans Coalition sometimes gets requests for referrals to trans-friendly health care providers in the DC area. Due to a variety of factors, we cannot make such referrals ourselves. But we encourage anyone interested to consult the following sources, that are divided up into subcategories below.

DC-Area Health Care, Social and Legal Service and Advocacy:

  • Casa Ruby  Drop in center; Clothing Closet; translation services; Spanish/English Classes; immigration counseling, support and referrals; HIV testing, prevention and counseling, employment support and more.
  • HIPS (Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive) mobile and in-house Syringe exchange, safer sex materials and HIV testing and counseling; street outreach; peer education and case management; client advocacy for trans people and sex workers; 24/7 Hotline (1-800-676-HIPS)
  • SMYAL (Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League) Youth counseling, support groups and advocacy, drop in, HIV testing and more.
  • TransLAW: Trans Legal Advocates of Washington Provides Free Gender and Name Change Clinic; provides training to legal service organizations and law professionals
  • Whitman Walker Clinic Transgender Health Program Hormone therapy (MtF and FtM), general clinical services and health care, STD/HIV screening, therapy, referrals, etc.
  • La Clínica del Pueblo Clinical health services, mental health and substance abuse programs, social services, HIV prevention and support groups primarily for low income people and the Latina/o community, including programming for trans people.
  • Laura’s Playground General trans health resources and references  (here for endocrinologists, here for therapists, and here for electrologists)
  • Us Helping Us, People Into Living Inc. HIV prevention services primarily for Black gay and bisexual men, MSM, people living with HIV/AIDS and transgender individuals including support groups, retreats, counseling, case management and outreach.
  • Metro Teen AIDS HIV counseling, testing and care advocacy, weekday drop-in center for youth, peer education program, training.
  • The DC Center for the LGBT Community
  • Our Place DC Drop-in center, legal services, employment programs and more for women (including trans women) who are currently or formerly incarcerated. Includes family visitation for women who are incarcerated and emergency shelter for those homeless upon release.
  • Latin American Youth Center Multilingual and culturally sensitive advocacy, art + media programs, education enhancement, counseling, prevention, child placement and more for all low-income youth and families in DC, PG county and Montgomery County
  • Transgender Health Empowerment Free and confidential HIV testing, counseling and support groups, drop-in center, housing assistance, and referrals for substance abuse and medical treatment, job training and more. THE has unfortunately closed their doors. For information on how to access their prior services please see other area organizations or email us. 

DC-Area Domestic Violence Resources:

  • WEAVE (Women Empowered Against Violence) Holistic services, including legal representation, counseling, and social services, to victims of domestic violence
  • DC Rape Crisis Center DCRCC helps survivors and their families heal from the aftermath of sexual violence through crisis intervention, counseling and advocacy.  DCRCC’s specific services include: group and individual counseling for adults, teens, and children who have experienced sexual violence, accompaniment of survivors through the medical and legal system, and a 24-hour crisis line (202) 333-RAPE.
  • List of Resources for Survivors of Domestic Violence including social, legal and health services as compiled by the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Rainbow Response A grassroots coalition that brings together organizations and leaders from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) communities, along with traditional domestic violence service providers and government agencies.

Support Groups:

  • DC Area Transmasculine Society (DCATS) “a peer-facilitated social and support group in the DC area for anyone on the transmasculine spectrum. We are persons born or assigned female at birth and feel that this is an inaccurate or incomplete description of who we are today.”
  • Transgender Education Association (TGEA) Support group in the DC Metro area.

Virginia:

  • Virginia Anti-Violence Project works to address and end violence, with a specific focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities across Virginia.
  • Alternative Health Associates (Alexandria): Laser hair removal, electrolysis, comprehensive skin care, and different types of therapeutic massage. Very trans-friendly.
  • Fan Free Clinic (Richmond): Provides medical treatment, health education and social services to those in the Richmond area with limited access to care. We place special emphasis on welcoming the least served. (has transgender health program)

Maryland:

  • Chase-Brexton Health Services (locations in Baltimore, Columbia, Easton and Randallstown): Hormone therapy, mental health, addictions treatment, STD screenings, HIV care, dental and nutritional services, case management, counseling, general health care clinic

Pennsylvania:

General Resources:

  • Communities United Against Violence CUAV is a San Francisco-based LGBTQQ organization that operates a 24-hour crisis line for LGBTQQ people affected by violence. People who have experienced or witnessed harassment, violence, abuse, threats or trauma are encouraged to call the CUAV 24-hour Safety Line at 415.333.4357. (Please note: this is not a toll-free call – long distance rates will apply.)

Please note that DCTC cannot vouch for the trans-friendliness or health care competency of any listed provider.

For legal advice or specific resources not listed here, you can contact DCTC directly at dctranscoalition@gmail.com or 202.681.DCTC (202.681.3282). Print copies of these resources are available from us.

We are always working to make sure services in DC are accessible to trans communities. If ANY individuals at the organizations listed above are disrespectful or transphobic toward you, please let us know and we will remove them from this list.

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