San Ysidro Health at 678 3rd Avenue in Chula Vista has recently expanded its services to include transgender health care.
The Gender Affirming Medicine & Sexual Health Clinic (GeMS) will be open every Thursday from 12 PM to 7:30 PM. Both appointment and walk-in clients are welcome. Their services include hormone therapy, through a partnership with local pharmacies. Psychological counseling is also available, with referrals as permitted to specialists for sexual reconstructive surgery. And of course, services for HiV and STDs. Efforts are underway to see if electrolysis and facial feminization procedures may also be made available.
This new program represents the growing awareness of San Diego’s family clinics of the needs of the local transgender community. The clinic also solicits and appreciates feedback on ways to improve or expand trans-services, or otherwise address needs still unmet.
The clinic accepts Medi-Cal, Medi-Care, sliding scale fee, and private insurance. For more information, please visit www.casasouthbay.com or www.transhealthsd.org