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Trans Health Program and Gender-Affirming Care

The Trans Health Program at Fenway Health supports members of trans and gender diverse communities, their families, and the providers who serve them. We provide patient-centered, evidence-based care to ensure trans and gender diverse people are informed and affirmed in their gender and healthcare needs. Resources and information for gender affirming adult care can be found below, for trans and gender diverse youth and adolescents and their families, click here.

All Access Hours

Do you have questions about accessing gender affirming care, support, or resources? Chat with the Trans Health Program Patient Advocate with a free one-on-one phone call.

All Access Hours will be paused from June 18 – July 29th. If you need assistance please reach out to us at [email protected] or 857.313.6589.

  • Fenway’s unique, integrated model of care means that all departments, programs, and clinicians provide gender affirming care and services. Gender identity is part of what makes you, you! Fenway is here to support, celebrate, and care for the whole you.
  • Our aim is to offer low-barrier access to gender affirming care through informed consent. We recognize that gender affirming care is integral to overall health and wellness.
  • We use a patient-centered approach to caring for trans and gender diverse people through resource development, health navigation, education, community outreach, peer support, and events. Fenway promotes individualized care to empower you to make health decisions and access the care you need.
  • We engage regional, national, and international communities in education, advocacy, and research with the goal of increasing access to evidence-based affirming care, thereby decreasing health disparities for trans and gender diverse populations.

The Trans Health Program is here for you whether you are transgender, nonbinary, gender diverse, or not quite sure yet. Learn more below!

If you are a current Fenway patient, reach out to your provider for medical documentation or forms. You can also check out our resource library for a guide and relevant resources.
Have any questions? Contact the Trans Health Program: 857.313.6589, [email protected]

While we do not have a full-service surgical program at Fenway Health, hysterectomy, vaginectomy, metoidioplasty, and phalloplasty consultations are available, and we are happy to assist patients and community members with accessing all other surgical care they need. To schedule a hysterectomy, vaginectomy, metoidioplasty, or phalloplasty consultation please reach out to our reproductive health team at 617.927.6299 (voicemails will be returned within one business day).

If you are a medical patient at Fenway Health seeking gender affirming surgery, the first step is to speak with your medical provider about your goals and how to meet any requirements your insurance or future surgeon may have.

Fenway providers are able to assist with pre-surgery assessments and referrals for our primary care patients. Before Fenway mental health and medical providers can write a referral letter for surgery, you must have decided on a specific surgeon and a specific procedure. Fenway providers do not write referral letters addressed “To Whom It May Concern.” Contact your medical provider or care team to request a surgery assessment and/or assistance.

Check out our Resource Library for surgery guides, community boards, financial resources, and more!

Fenway-based support groups are open to trans, non-binary, questioning, and other gender diverse identified people ages 18+. Groups are free and you do not need to be a patient of Fenway Health to attend.

1st & 3rd Tuesday of Each Month 6-7:30PM
This group is meeting over Zoom. Please contact [email protected] for additional information, or to be added to our attendee list. Attendees will receive the link to join via email prior to each meeting.
1st & 3rd Wednesday of Each Month 5:30-7PM

This is a hybrid group, meeting in person and via Zoom. In-person groups are typically held at UU Church in Barnstable (3330 Main St, Barnstable, MA).

Call or email in advance to attend: 617.515.6679 or [email protected]

Note: These spaces are exclusively for community building and peer support. Visitors, researchers, and students may not join for reasons other than participating in the group.

Looking for something else?

Take a look at the TGD Adult Support Resources document. If you have any questions, updates, or additions to this document, send us an email at [email protected].

For information about groups for youth, parents, guardians, and family members, click here.

For information about other support and therapy groups available through the Fenway Health Behavioral Health Department, click here.

Our integrated model of care means all our providers are trained in and prepared to provide care to trans and gender diverse adults, including primary care and care specific to gender affirmation.

The following sites serve patients of all ages through Family and Internal Medicine:

  • Ansin Building, 1340 Boylston Street
  • Fenway: South End, 142 Berkeley Street

To become a patient, please first call our registration line at 617.927.6100, then schedule a medical appointment by calling 617.927.6000.

For more information and contact information regarding Youth Care refer to the Trans and Gender Diverse Youth and Adolescents webpage.

Fenway Health has behavioral health services that provide therapy as well as assessments for surgery referrals for trans, nonbinary, and gender diverse patients of Fenway. It is best to call the Behavioral Health intake line at 617.927.6202 to ask what the current wait time is for starting treatment and whether the services available are the best fit for your needs. For additional information about services offered through our Behavioral Health department, click here.

Talk to your Fenway Health medical provider if you would like to see a behavioral health provider at Fenway for a letter for surgery. Behavioral health providers outside of Fenway Health can access letter writing resources at the National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center. Check out these resources to find a therapist outside Fenway Health:

For further assistance in finding a behavioral health provider, feel free to directly contact the Trans Health Program or your Fenway medical provider.

Check out the Trans and Gender Diverse Resource Library for more information on the following topics:

  • Gender affirming care & hormone therapy
  • Surgical guides and resources
  • Support groups
  • Education resources
  • Parent and provider resources
  • Non-medical affirmation (binding, packing, tucking, etc.)
  • Legal assistance
  • Community

The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health conducts research to improve the health and wellbeing of trans and gender diverse people. To learn more about studies actively enrolling, please visit the current studies at the Fenway Institute.

Looking to get an update on research in action? Check out Trans Health Research.

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