Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Fenway Health

  1. Transgender Health - Fenway Health

    The Transgender Health Program at Fenway helps to ensure quality and informed care for trans women, trans men, gender-queer, affirmed men and women, ...
Fenway Health provides primary medical and mental health care, and supportive services, that is are sensitive to the needs of people who identify on the transgender spectrum.
The Transgender Health Program at Fenway helps to ensure quality and informed care for trans women, trans men, gender-queer, affirmed men and women, and others who have health care needs unique to gender expressions and identities that may vary from societally imposed expectations or norms.
Fenway provides supportive and sensitive care regardless of gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, religion, or socio-economic status.
Goals of the Transgender Health Program:
  • Be a national leader in transgender health care
  • Enable excellent, comprehensive health care for all transgender and gender non-conforming clients 
  • Transform the way transgender people receive care and lead the way in eliminating barriers to achieving maximum health and wellbeing
  • Ensure a safe, comfortable, and respectful clinic for all transgender and gender non-conforming people to receive care
  • Collaborate with other clinics and organizations serving the transgender community
  • Provide high quality trainings and education to mental health and medical professionals
  • Conduct transgender-related research through The Fenway Institute

Feedback about the Transgender Health Program:
Please tell us about experiences at Fenway or with our staff that exceed or fall short of your expectations.  Your feedback can remain anonymous if you desire, though it is most helpful to have as much information about the situation as possible so that we may provide the highest level of response needed to correct or applaud the event. Please click on the following link feedback and provide all the information you have about the date and time of the service and the staff or provider(s) involved. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.
Click here for a list of books and documents (MS Word doc) that may be of help in self-education about the transgender communities and issues.
Click here to view a Learning Module on Transgender Health that was developed for clinicians caring for trans patients.  The Module consists of a PowerPoint presentation, resources, as well as aGlossary of Gender and Transgender Terms, that was written to help clinicians communicate better with their patients.
The Transgender Health Program offers a holistic approach to individual health. Services available include:
  • Individual and Couples Therapy
  • Family and Parenting Services
  • Support Groups
          - Considering Parenting
          - Senior Support ("60+ Support")
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Psychoeducation
  • Letters to support hormone therapy
  • Letters to support surgery
  • Counseling and support for victims of violence and harassment
  • Specialized care for trauma recovery in a safe, respectful environment
  • Legal advocacy for survivors of domestic violence, hate crimes, sexual assault, and police misconduct
  • Documentation of hate crimes
  • Acupuncture
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Anonymous, toll-free information, referrals and support
  • Massage, Chiropractic and Acupuncture
For more information about Fenway's Transgender Health program, email

Download a list of behavioral health referrals OUTSIDE of Fenway Health here. (MS Word doc)
Download the Fenway Health Protocol for Hormone Therapy.
Download an Informed Consent form for review

Transgender Suicide Prevention
For information about transgender suicide and helping a person who is feeling suicidal, please download one of the following brochures:
To assist a friend or someone you know in the community: Community Brochure
For professionals who serve the transgender communities and want information on helping suicidal clients or patients:  Providers' Brochure
For answers to the most commonly asked questions about how to get into care with the Fenway Transgender Health Program, please download our Transgender Care Fact Sheet. If you have questions after reading this document, contact us by email

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