Gender Health Center's programs are community based and directed. Our community tells us what they need and we make it happen. Our programs are also supported by our community by direct public donations. To find out more information on how you can help us continue to fill our community's needs, please visit our Donation Page.
At Gender Health Center our counseling services focus on client-based narrative therapy which utilizes the power of people’s personal stories. Clients are encouraged, through a respectful and cooperative relationship, to address the issues in their lives that exist amidst social, political, and cultural storylines.
We will see anyone for any reason without regard to gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, marital status, veteran, or draft status. If you do want to see us about gender concerns, our counselors are trained to deal with LGBT concerns especially transgender.
Our counseling hours are from 9am to 9pm Monday through Friday by appointment only. To get on our waiting list please call the office at (916) 455-2391 and we will get you in to speak with one of our counselors as soon as possible.
For more information about our counseling services please see our Counseling Page.
Our advocacy program was created to address a need in our community, voiced by community members. Life is complicated and sometimes scary and once in a while we all need a little help figuring out what to do next. Our advocacy program may be able to help, it's totally free, and you don't have to be transgender to access this service.
If you are seeking trans-related services, transition can be a daunting process that leaves many of us lost and confused at where to start or even how to get it started. Don't worry, we are here to help. As with many things in life, there is more than one road to take and none of them are wrong. Transition is a personal process that is different for everyone and may or may not include hormone replacement therapy, training your primary care physicians, surgeries, name and gender change court paperwork, and/or other services.
Time: Mon - Fri (by appointment only)
Danelle’s Place is a thrice-weekly trans safe drop-in respite and social space for community members who need a break from the stress of daily life. We provide rest and relaxation, individual and group chat, narrative re-authoring activities, and art therapy.
Grant funding provided by Sacramento County Mental Health Services Act (Prop 63) Innovation funds and administered by Sierra Health Foundation: Center for Health Program Management.
Are your identity documents out of synch with your preferred name and/or gender? Need a new driver’s license, birth certificate, etc…? There are so many forms and rules and they are constantly changing! We can help you decide which forms you need and help you fill them out to get the results you want. By appointment only! Call us now to schedule an appointment.
Time: Mon - Fri (by appointment only)
Gender Health Center runs a free/donation based Hormone Prescription clinic in collaboration with the UC Davis school of medicine and UC Davis Family Practice. GHC is NOT a medical facility and we cannot provide any primary care services. The clinic is run by 1st & 2nd year medical students under the supervision of licensed family practitioners.
The hormone clinic provides services to community members who would otherwise not have access to medication, however, we do not turn anyone away (hormones are prescribed on a case-by-case basis, following current WPATH standards of care and an informed consent model). Our interdisciplinary team centers around meeting every patient’s health advocacy needs, like getting access to health coverage, a primary care provider and attaining any other medical transition goals.
Due to the nature of the clinic being held only twice a month and it being a free/donation based service, the clinic is extremely impacted. New patients to the clinic can expect a 2-3 month wait to be seen. We understand that this isn’t the timeliest circumstance, but our health advocates are here to work with you to help you potentially get connected to care in a primary care setting.
Please do not hesitate to call us, ask questions or make an appointment with a health advocate to get you into the clinic and connected to care. We are here to support you every step of the way.
**If you are a medical provider needing information or consultation to learn how to prescribe and manage medication please contact alejandro(at)ghcmail.org**
Dates: 1st & 3rd Friday of each month
If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, come into the GHC office at 2020 29th St., ste. 201, call the office at (916) 438-9843,
LGBT culturally competent health care advocates from Legal Services of Northern California can help you:
Dates: 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month
For more information call the office at (916) 455-2391, or send email to info(at)ghcmail.org.
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