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New Updates September 2017:


Provider Information:  The medical team at our program has provided updates to the Hormone Therapy Table.  Please Review


Upcoming Weight and BMI Class: If you would like information about health, nutrition or weight, please attend. Please click on the link to find out more.


Upcoming EPP: We are hosting an Education and Preparation workshop for vaginoplasty surgery. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. Please click on the link to find out more.


Upcoming Orientation: If you would like information regarding access to surgery and our program at GHSF, please attend. You are welcome to RSVP at 415-206-7974. Please click on the link to find out more.


September Calendar: Please click on our calendar to see what’s happening.


Program Description: Please click on our program descriptions to find out more about what we’re offering at our site.


Let’s Talk About Us Group: Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. This group is only open to women who have undergone vaginoplasty. Please click on the link to learn more.


Hablemos de nosotras!! Este grupo es cada 2° y 4° Jueves del mes. Este grupo es para mujeres que han tenido vaginoplastia. Haga clic en el enlace para obtener más información


If you're interested in reproductive options please read the Reproduction Fact Sheet Here!!

Speak with your primary care provider about facial hair reduction, and facial feminization.

There is a new mental health form for assessments.


How to learn more about the Transgender Surgery Access Program:

For Patients

  • Gender Health SF can provide free Holistic Wellness workshops and individual goal planning to assist you in living your best life, as you prepare and recover from surgery. Contact Gender Health SF at to connect with the Wellness Coordinator.
  • Visit our information pages:
  • Lastly, remember that surgery is not the deciding factor in what gender you are. That is for you to decide, whether or not surgery is part of that journey. There are transgender people who feel they need surgery, and there are those who don’t. It is completely OK either way, and it is up to you.

For Providers/Clinicians

  • Attend an upcoming Provider Training
  • Visit our information pages:

Background and History of Gender Health SF

The San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) established Gender Health SF to provide access to transgender surgeries and related education and preparation services to eligible uninsured transgender adult residents. Currently, SFDPH also provides a range of health services to transgender residents such as primary care, prevention, behavioral health, hormone therapy, specialty and inpatient care.

This new initiative was born out of the incredible work of community advocates, which ultimately led to the following developments:

  • The Board of Supervisors adopted resolution number 288-12 in July 2012, encouraging the Department to ensure the provision of medically necessary gender-transition-related care.
  • In addition, in November 2012, the San Francisco Health Commission approved the following:
  • Developing a new program (Gender Health SF) to transgender surgery to eligible uninsured transgender adult residents
  • Using gender identity disorder (now called gender dysphoria) as a clinical indication for surgical procedures
  • Removing transgender surgery from the list of excluded services under the Healthy San Francisco program.



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