A message from the Comprehensive Gender Services Program (CGSP) at Michigan Medicine regarding our commitment to our transgender, non-binary and gender nonconforming patients:
On June 12, 2020, the US Department of HHS issued a statement which explicitly prohibits discrimination in health care based on ‘biological sex’, removing previous protections that also included gender identity and expression. As members of Michigan Medicine who care for transgender, non-binary, and gender nonconforming patients, we are concerned that this reversal could erect further barriers in accessing healthcare, which will widen existing health disparities. CGSP, Michigan Medicine, and the University of Michigan remain committed to our non-discrimination policy, which outlines that patients and employees cannot be discriminated against based on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. We at Michigan Medicine continue to stand by the transgender community, and remain committed to serving patients of all gender identities and expressions; we are actively working to expand access to gender-affirming care, to improve employee training in gender-affirming care, and to improve our own policies and processes to better care for patients, families and visitors.
The Comprehensive Gender Services Program (CGSP) at Michigan Medicine helps transgender, gender nonconforming, and non-binary adults access and obtain the highest quality gender affirming medical care.
Our team of medical providers includes physicians from OB/GYN, Family Medicine, Plastic Surgery, Endocrinology, and Urology. Our team of mental health clinicians includes clinical social workers who have many years of experience working with people of diverse gender identities.
Our team believes that identifying with a gender that is different from one’s sex is a normal part of the human experience, and that people with all gender identities, including non-binary and gender queer identities, deserve equal access to the highest quality care.
CGSP providers at Michigan Medicine are members of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), and medical and mental health services are provided consistent with the WPATH Standards of Care.
CGSP is not able to recommend particular insurers or plans, as there is much variation from insurer to insurer and plan to plan. If you have questions about your insurance coverage for gender affirming medical care, please contact your insurance company directly.
While we can inform people about the insurance plans that are accepted for payment at Michigan Medicine (and most plans are accepted) the fact that a plan is accepted at Michigan Medicine does not provide any information about what services the insurance plan will cover. In order to know what one’s insurance plan will cover, it is necessary to call the insurer and ask them directly. In order to ensure accurate information from the insurer, it is sometimes advisable to obtain a copy of one’s actual insurance plan.