Transgender and Gender Diverse Services
An Affirming Space
Outside In offers a range of services dedicated to transgender and other gender diverse patients. We strive to create a safe, affirming, and comfortable environment where everyone is treated with the dignity and respect that they deserve.
Our transgender health services are offered as part of our primary care clinic, where all our providers are trained to write referrals for gender-affirming surgeries as well as manage gender-affirming hormones (GAH). We follow the guidelines set forth by the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH) to offer care on an ‘informed consent’ basis for those who are 15 and older, per Oregon law.
We understand that the gender journey of every patient is unique, and we are here to help. If you have a visit for gender-affirming hormones at our clinic, you may be given an ‘informed consent’ form to sign that explains the risks, benefits, and other important details about the medications. Your provider would answer any questions that you have, and make sure that you fully understand everything on the form before you sign it.
We are unfortunately not currently able to manage adolescent and pediatric gender-affirming care, such as puberty blockers (GnRH agonists). Our services for patients under 15 are limited for this reason.
If you have any questions about our transgender and gender diverse services, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503.535.3860 and select the option 6 to speak to the Transgender Services Coordinator.
Who is eligible
All adults, ages 15 and up (No guardian required)
Ages 13 through 14 (with guardian)
1132 SW 13th Ave,
Portland, OR 97205
|Monday||8:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||8:30 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Wednesday||8:30 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Thursday||8:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||8:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
*We are closed until 12:30 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Services We Provide
We are currently accepting new patients. We take most health insurance, including OHP. If you speak a language other than English, we can arrange an interpreter for you.
Our services for our transgender and gender diverse individuals include:
- Primary care
- Gender Affirming Hormones (GAH, also called HRT)
- Referrals for surgery
- Breast/chest health and preventative screenings
- Pelvic wellness, including cervical cancer screenings
- HIV/STI screening, treatment, and prevention (including PrEP)
- Behavioral health services and counseling resources
- Information, advocacy and limited financial aid for obtaining legal name and/or gender changes
Outside In provides high quality and supportive healthcare to all our clients, whether you are questioning your gender or have been transitioning for years. If you would like a list of other health services offered at Outside In, please visit the Health Services page for more information.
To schedule a medical appointment, please call 503.535.3860 and select option 1.
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