Gender Affirming Care

We strive to provide a safer, respectful, and affirming environment that meets the needs and supports the livelihood of our transgender and gender expansive patients.

From medical, behavioral health and all of our  support services, you deserve care that honors your experience. Do you have questions about starting hormone therapy? Looking to learn more about affirming surgery support, explore your options for mental health care, or want help with a legal name and gender marker change on documents?’

Finding quality, safer and stigma-free health care can be challenging. Whitman-Walker team members are here to support you. Through our gender affirming services, we will help you reach your specific health care goals.

Whitman-Walker Health provides gender affirming hormone therapy to people as young as 13 with parental or guardian consent.  If you are under 18, your parent or guardian must complete your registration paperwork on your behalf.


If you have questions about gender affirming services or need assistance, please call the Department of Gender Affirming Care at 202.797.4457 or email

Below is a list of the services we offer to gender expansive people:

Medical Care

  • Gender Affirming Services
  • Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy
  • Trans Care Navigation
  • Care Navigation
  • HIV & STI Testing and Counseling
  • HIV Specialty Care
  • Gynecology
  • Breast Health Initiative
  • Pharmacy Services
  • Dental Care

Mental & Behavioral Health

  • Gender Affirming Counseling & Assessment
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Peer Support Services
  • Substance Use Services
    • Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment (abstinence-focused)
    • Substance Use Management for Harm Reduction (not abstinence-focused)
  • Individual Psychotherapy – limited availability, current patients only
  • Psychiatry – limited availability, current patients only
  • Resources on Support Groups for Gender Expansive People