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Two people looking at a magazineHere at the University of Miami Health System, our team is highly experienced in providing care for the LGBTQ+ community. From routine, preventive care and screenings to hormone therapy and complex gender-affirming surgery, we offer the full spectrum of services.

Our providers have specific knowledge in dealing with unique and sometimes sensitive issues and are prepared to give you compassionate care every step of the way.

Read on for answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about LGBTQ+ health services.

General FAQs

How do I find a primary care provider that is experienced in treating LGBTQ+ patients? Page 1
If I am considering an LGBTQ service, what is my first step? Page 1
What can I expect at my appointment? Page 1
How is my privacy protected related to LGBTQ+ health care information and services? Page 1
What types of services do you offer for LGBTQ+ affirmed men and affirmed women? Page 1
What experience does your medical team have in providing LGBTQ+ services? Page 1
What experience does your medical team have in providing LGBTQ+ services? Page 1
What types of mental health services do you offer related to LGBTQ+ services? Page 1
Are LGBTQ+ services covered by insurance? Page 1
Do your health care providers speak Spanish? Page 1
What is Gender Identity Disorder diagnosis? Page 1

Gender-Affirming FAQs

How does hormone therapy work? Page 1
What cosmetic gender-affirming procedures do you offer? Page 1
What can I expect at my appointment? Page 1
How do I choose which surgery or surgeries are right for me? Page 1
How do I select the right doctor or center to use for my gender-affirming process? Page 1
How is my privacy protected during the gender-affirming procedure? Page 1
Is there a specific order in which I should undergo surgeries? Page 1
Can I get multiple gender-affirming procedures done during the same surgery? Page 1
What types of psychotherapy or other mental health services do you offer for those considering gender-affirming procedures? Page 1
Are mental health services covered by insurance? Page 1
Will my gender-affirming hormone therapy or surgical procedure be covered by insurance? Page 1
How long is the recovery period for gender-affirming surgeries? Page 1
Will my hormone doses change after undergoing surgery? Page 1
Is it safe for me to undergo gender-affirming surgeries during the COVID-19 pandemic? Page 1
Are there options to preserve future fertility when undergoing gender-affirming procedures? Page 1

To schedule an appointment, call 866-436-3786 (GendrUM).

For more information, email Lauren Foster or call 305-689-3380.