We Provide Medical Care, Mental Health Care and Supportive Services that are Sensitive to the Needs of People on the Trans Spectrum
The Trans Health Program at Fenway helps to ensure access to high-quality, informed care for trans women, trans men, genderqueer, gender nonconforming, non-binary individuals, affirmed men and women, people with trans histories, and anyone with health needs unique to their diverse gender expressions and identities.
Fenway is committed to providing affirming care of the highest quality, regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, religion, or socio-economic status.
The Fenway Institute is changing the landscape of trans masculine health. Check out this new project, and learn how you can be a part of it!
Wednesday Walk-In Information & Resources
Fenway’s Trans Health Program can help you find health information and resources, and assist you in figuring out your next steps for getting the care you need.
This service is free and available on a walk-in basis for 20-minute sessions on Wednesdays from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. This service is located on the 2nd Floor of the Ansin Building at 1340 Boylston Street. Please ask at the registration desk to speak with Cei.
If this time is not convenient for you, please email the Trans Health Program Patient Advocate to talk about your needs or for guidance in how to set up an appointment for help with your care.
Fenway offers several drop-in, staff-facilitated, peer-led, short-term, therapy and one-time social group activities and options for transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) people as well as for non-transgender partners, parents or guardians of TGNC individuals. A listing of these groups can be found here. Additional support and therapy groups at Fenway are available and welcoming of TGNC individuals. The full spectrum of available groups can be found here.
Fenway has an active research program that includes research in and with transgender and gender diverse populations. For information on the current study program and whether you may qualify to participate, read more about the Trans Masculine Sexual Health Collaborative.
A Holistic Approach to Individual Health:
Services available include:
- Individual, Couples & Family Therapy
- Family & Parenting Services
- Therapy & Support Groups
- Letters to Support Surgery
- Primary Care
- Reproductive Rights Counseling
- Alternative Insemination Program
- Hormone Administration & Monitoring
- Post-Surgical Follow-up Care
- HIV & STD Testing & Counseling
- Specialized HIV Medical Care
- Breast Cancer Screenings
- Cancer Risks & Transgender People
- Cervical Cancer screenings
- Cancer Prevention & People on the FTM Spectrum
- Pharmacy services
- Counseling & Support for Victims of Violence & Harassment
- Specialized Care for Trauma Recovery in a Safe, Respectful Environment
- Legal Advocacy for Survivors of Domestic Violence, Hate Crimes, Sexual Assault & Police Misconduct
- Documentation of Hate Crimes
- Detox Acupuncture
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Group Counseling
- Acupuncture daily walk-in clinic for detoxification from alcohol and drugs
- Substance abuse counseling, education and case management
- Individual and group counseling
- Harm reduction and recovery skills groups
- Relapse prevention
- Smoking cessation
- Self-help meetings on-site
- Anonymous, toll-free information, referrals and support
- Massage, Chiropractic and Acupuncture
Goals of the Trans Health Program:
- Provide gender-affirming, comprehensive health care for all trans and gender nonconforming patients
- Transform the way trans people receive care and lead the way in eliminating barriers to achieving maximum health and wellbeing
- Collaborate with other clinics and organizations serving trans and gender nonconforming communities
- Provide high quality trainings and education to mental health and medical professionals
- Conduct local, national, and global research on trans issues and concerns through The Fenway Institute
Outside Gender Therapy Options
This is not an exhaustive listing.
Fenway cannot guarantee transgender cultural competence of outside providers. We recommend you interview any provider and find one that fits with your needs and expectations.
Fenway Transgender Publications & Resources
Informational reports, resources and research citations are available from The Fenway Institute, the research, education and advocacy division of Fenway Health. Resources are located under “Transgender Health.”
On-demand webinars, reports and other resources are available from the National LGBT Health Education Center, a program of The Fenway Institute.
Downloadable Self-Injection Guide for people who are managing their own intramuscular or subcutaneous injections of hormones. [These guidelines are not meant to replace proper training in injecting techniques and safety precautions. Please talk to your medical provider first and get proper training before attempting to self-inject using these guidelines.]
Trans Health Program Information
Trans Health Program Staff
|Timothy Cavanaugh, MD|
|Ruben Hopwood, MDiv, PhD|
|Julie Thompson, PA-C|
Fenway Health considers trans health care to be an integrated part of primary health care. All medical providers at Fenway Health are trained in and provide trans care, including hormone treatments.
Common Questions about Trans Care at Fenway
If you have questions about how to access care through Fenway’s Trans Health Program, or other questions related to gender-affirming care, please stop in to our Wednesday Walk-In hours or call 857.313.6589.
Looking to start cross-sex hormone therapy? Click here for more information (PDF).
Feedback about Our Trans Health Program
Please tell us about your experiences at Fenway that exceed or fall short of your expectations. Please provide us with as much information about the situation as possible so that we may provide the highest level of response needed to correct or applaud the event. You do not need to be contacted unless you wish to be.
Please open our feedback form and provide all the information you have about the date and time of the service and the staff or providers involved. Your feedback is taken seriously and we appreciate your help in improving the patient experience here.
Trans Suicide Prevention
For information about trans suicide and helping a person who is feeling suicidal, please download one of the following brochures:
Additional Trans Community Resources:
Links in this section are for information only and represent the opinions and thoughts of the authors/web sites and are not endorsed by, or reflect the beliefs of, Fenway Health, or its affiliates. Neither this web site, nor any linked web sites are a substitute for professional medical or behavioral health advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the Fenway Health web site or any linked web site.
- Pop-up Transgender ID Project
- The World Professional Association for Transgender Health, Inc.
- Compass (New England trans-masculine community peer support group)
- FTM International
- Hudson’s FTM Comprehensive Resource Guide
- International Journal of Transgenderism
- Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition Health Maintenance for Transgender Men
- Lyon-Martin Health Services
- New England Trans Women’s Alliance
- Tiffany Club of New England
- Transcend Boston and the Transgender Law Center
- Trans Youth Equality Foundation
- The Transitional Male Transsexual Roadmap