Transgender mental health

Get mental health services for transgender and gender nonconforming youth and adults.

Alliance Health Project (AHP) - UCSF Division of LGBTQ Services

The Alliance Health Project is a LGBTQ+ mental health clinic that provides a range of support services and specializes in assisting those living with HIV, substance use, and mental illness. They also offer free and confidential HIV testing and counseling, as well as help getting prescriptions for PrEP.

Specific services include HIV/STI testing, counseling, support groups, substance use support.

  • Serves: LGBTQIA+ people
  • Additional Languages: Spanish

 

Balboa Teen Health Center (BTHC)

Balboa Teen Health Clinic is a school-based clinic that specializes in providing health services to low-income youth that includes pregnancy and child care, immunizations, and health education programs. They operate on a sliding scale model whereby patients pay what they can afford based on income.

Specific services include medical care, emergency care, HIV/STI testing, family planning, counseling, and substance use support.

  • Serves: Low-income youth
  • Additional Languages: Spanish, Chinese, Filipino

 

Castro Mission Health Center

The Castro-Mission Health Center provides mental health counseling, clinical case management, psychiatric services, HIV clinic and counseling, and preventative care and medical assistance to symptomatic individuals.

Specific services include HIV/STI testing, counseling, case management.

  • Serves: Adults
  • Additional Languages: Spanish, Chinese, Filipino

 

Central City Hospitality House

Central City Hospital House is a community-based organization that specializes in helping individuals overcome chronic poverty and its effects. Their specialized services include access to digital and mail services, socialization activities, leadership development, vocational resources, and connecting people to artistic and cultural resources through volunteerism.

Specific services include support groups, shelter, professional development, case management, and community events.

  • Serves: Residents in the Tenderloin, Mid-Market, and SOMA
  • Additional Languages: Spanish

 

Central City Older Adults Clinic

Central City Older Adults Clinic specializes in providing mental health-related services to seniors. Their specialized services include home visits, crisis outreach, psychiatric evaluations, and family and group therapy. They are equipped to offer both short- and long-term therapy and counseling.

Specific services include counseling and case management.

  • Serves: Adults, age 60 and up in the Tenderloin and SOMA
  • Additional Languages: Spanish
  • Address: 1563 Mission Street

 

Community United Against Violence (CUAV)

Founded in 1979, CUAV works to build the power of LGBTQ communities to transform violence and oppression by supporting the healing and leadership of those impacted by abuse and mobilize our broader communities to replace cycles of trauma with cycles of safety and liberation.

Specific services include counseling, professional development, education programs, and advocacy.

  • Serves: LGBTQ low- and no-income individual struggling with violence and abuse
  • Additional Languages: Spanish

 

Dimensions Queer Youth Health Clinic

Dimensions Clinic is a welcoming, safe and open space for queer and trans youth to get comprehensive medical and mental health services.

Specific services include medical care, family planning, counseling, surgery assessments.

  • Serves: LGBTQIQ youth ages 12-25
  • Additional Languages: Spanish

 

El / La Para TransLatinas

El/La Para TransLatinas is an organization that advocates for the rights of transLatinas and endeavors to build a world where TransLatinas feel safe and comfortable exploring their identities.

Specific services include HIV/STI testing, education programs, case management.

  • Serves: Translatina adults
  • Additional Languages: Spanish

 

Gender Health SF – San Francisco Department of Public Health

The San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) established Gender Health SF to provide access to transgender surgeries and related education and preparation services to eligible uninsured transgender adult residents.

Specific services include medical care, counseling, surgery assessments.

  • Serves: Transgender adults ages 18 and up
  • Additional Languages: Spanish

 

Gender Spectrum

Gender Spectrum’s mission is to create a gender-inclusive world for all children and youth. To accomplish this, they help families, organizations, and institutions to better understand issues surrounding gender identity, gender expression, and sexual identity.

Specific services include support groups and education programs.

  • Serves: Teens, families, and organization
  • Additional Languages: Spanish

 

Homeless Children's Network

Homeless Children’s Network (HCN) empowers children, youth, and families towards a brighter future by helping victims cope with the trauma of homelessness and domestic violence.

Specific services include counseling and case management.

  • Serves: Adults, teens, and children threatened by homelessness and domestic violence
  • Additional Languages: Spanish

 

Instituto Familiar de la Raza (IFR) 

IFR promotes and enhances the health and well-being of the Chicano / Latino / Indígena community in San Francisco, and upholds the philosophy of self-determination, community empowerment, and spiritual / cultural affirmation.

Specific services include HIV/STI testing, counseling, support groups, case management.

  • Serves: Children, youth, adults and families
  • Additional Languages: Spanish

 

Institute on Aging

The Institute on Aging is dedicated to preserving the dignity, independence, and well-begin of aging adults and people living with disabilities.

Specific services include health assessments, counseling, support groups, crisis hotline.

  • Serves: All aging adults and adults with disabilities
  • Additional Languages: Spanish

 

La Casa de las Madres

La Casa de las Madres provides adults, teens, and children threatened by domestic violence with safety and service to support individual needs.

Specific services include crisis hotline, counseling, shelter, housing support, legal support, and advocacy.

  • Serves: Adults, teens, and children threatened by domestic violence
  • Additional Languages: Spanish

 

Lyon-Martin Health Services 

Lyon-Martin Health Clinic provides excellent health care to heterosexual women, bisexual women, lesbians and transgender people in a safe and compassionate environment with sensitivity to sexual orientation and gender identity; all services are regardless of ability to pay.

Specific services include medical care, HIV/STI testing, gynecology, counseling, education programs, navigation.

  • Serves: All women, transgender and gender nonconforming people
  • Additional Languages: Spanish

 

LYRIC 

LYRIC’s mission is to build community and inspire positive social change through education enhancement, career trainings, health promotion, and leadership development with LGBTQQ youth, their families, and allies of all races, classes, genders and abilities.

Specific services include HIV/STI testing, shelter, housing support, legal support, education programs, professional development, community events.

  • Serves: LGBTQQ youth and their families
  • Additional Languages: Spanish

 

Mission Neighborhood Resource Center (MNRC)

MNRC is a safe and clean space for the adult homeless communities of the Mission, including comprehensive transgender-specific services. MNRC advocates for housing and shelter, and enhances the physical, social, emotional, and economic health of homeless residents in the neighborhood.

Specific services include medical care, counseling, substance use support, housing support, case management, advocacy.

  • Serves: Adults ages 18 and up
  • Additional Languages: Spanish

 

Mission Neighborhood Health Center – La Clinica Esperanza

La Clinica Esperanza focuses on Latinos who are living with HIV.

Specific services include medical care, counseling, support groups, substance use support, education programs, case management.

  • Serves: HIV+ patients of Mission Neighborhood Health Center
  • Additional Languages: Spanish

 

My TransHealth

My TransHealth is an online trans-healthcare navigation tool whose mission is to ensure that all trans and gender non-conforming people receive culturally competent service.

Specific services include navigation.

  • Serves: All transgender and gender nonconforming people

 

Newcomers Health Program – Refugee Medical Clinic 

The Newcomers Health Program conducts health assessments and provides general community resources for newly documented refugees, asylees, and victims of trafficking.

Specific services include health assessments, education programs, navigation.

  • Serves: All refugees, asylees, and victims of trafficking
  • Additional Languages: Spanish, Chinese

 

Openhouse

Openhouse serves seniors in the  San Francisco Bay Area who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, by providing services that reduce isolation and improve their physical and mental health and economic security.

Specific services include support groups, housing support, education programs, and community events.

  • Serves: LGBTQ senior, ages 60 and up

 

Queer LifeSpace

Queer LifeSpace has created a safe space for the LGBTQQI community and its allies, offering client-centered mental health and substance abuse support that is designed to empower, educate, and provide a platform for healing and growth.

Specific services include counseling and substance use support.

  • Serves: All individuals

 

Richmond Area Multi-Services (RAMS) Adult/Older Adult Outpatient Clinic

RAMS is committed to advocating for and providing community-based, culturally-competent, and consumer-guided services with an emphasis on serving asian & pacific islander americans.

Specific services include health assessments, counseling, and case management.

  • Serves: Asian and pacific islander adults, ages 18 and up
  • Additional Languages: Chinese, Filipino

 

San Francisco City Clinic

SF City Clinic’s mission is to improve our community’s sexual health by providing free or low-cost sexual health care.

Specific services provided HIV/STI testing, family planning, counseling, case management.

  • Additional Languages: Spanish, Chinese

 

San Francisco General Hospital – The Positive Health Program (PHP)

PHP provides integrated primary and specialty care for San Francisco Health Network’s HIV patients.

Specific services include medical care, emergency care, counseling, substance use support, case management.

  • Serves: HIV-infected patients in SF Health Network
  • Additional Languages: Spanish

 

Seneca Family of Agencies - Connection Family Program Center

Connections at Seneca Center is a San Francisco wraparound program that offers an ongoing twelve to eighteen month service for children, youth, and their families.

Specific services include counseling, crisis hotline, and case management.

  • Serves: Childen and families experiencing high levels of trauma

 

SFUSD LGBTQ School Health Program

The goal of SFUSD’s LGBTQ School Health Program is to provide school site resources and district support to meet the needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth and families.

Specific services include crisis response, foster youth services, health education, LGBTQ youth support services, nutrition education project, and wellness initiatives for high schools.

  • Serves: LGBTQ youth attending school in SFUSD

 

SF LGBT Center

The SF LGBT Center works to connect the LGBTQ community to opportunities, resources, and one another to promote a stronger, healthier, and more equitable world for LGBTQ individuals and their allies.

Specific services include professional development, employment services, small business services, housing and financial services, youth services, community events.

  • Serves: LGBTQ communities

 

Special Programs for Youth – Youth Guidance Center (YGC)

SPY offers medical care to youth detained at the Juvenile Justice Center.

Specific services include medical care, HIV/STI testing, family planning, counseling.

  • Serves: Youth detained at the juvenile justice center, up to age 19
  • Additional Languages: Spanish, Chinese

 

Somos Familia

SOMOS FAMILIA offers support for Latina/o/x lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning youth and their families.

Specific services include community events and educational programs.

  • Serves: Latinx LGBTQ youth and their families
  • Additional Languages: Spanish

 

St. James Infirmary

St. James Infirmary provides free, compassionate, and non-judgmental healthcare and social services for Sex Workers (current or former) of all genders and sexual orientations while preventing occupational illnesses and injuries through a comprehensive continuum of services.

Specific services include medical care, HIV/STI testing, counseling, support groups.

  • Serves: Former or current sex workers

 

Tom Waddell Health Center – Transgender Clinic

The Transgender Clinic of the Tom Waddell Health Center is committed to providing quality, integrated health care in an atmosphere of trust and respect.

Specific services include medical care, counseling, case management.

  • Serves: All transgender and gender nonconforming people
  • Additional Languages: Spanish, Chinese, Filipino

 

Trans Brotherhood

Trans Brotherhood is a trans-masculine centered blog that contains resources, transition related information, guides, product information, reviews, news, advice and support related to the trans-masculine experience.

Specific services include navigation.

  • Serves: Transmasculine people

 

Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support service run by trans people for trans and questioning callers with operators throughout the US that offers direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis.

  • Serves: All transgender, gender nonconforming and questioning individuals

 

Trans:Thrive Drop-in

Trans:Thrive is a drop-in center that caters to the transgender community in San Francisco and is a program run by the San Francisco Community.

Services include HIV/STI testing, counseling, support groups, case management.

  • Serves: All transgender and gender nonconforming people
  • Additional Languages: Spanish, Chinese, Filipino

 

TransGender San Francisco (TGSF)

TransGender San Francisco is a support and social group for the transgender and gender non-conforming community.

Specific services include community events.

  • Serves: All transgender and gender nonconforming people and allies

 

TransLife at SF AIDS Foundation

TransLife supports group members through any challenges they may be facing, including issues related to health and wellness like PrEP, HIV, and hormone therapy, as well as topics such as housing and advocacy.

Specific services include support groups.

  • Serves: All transgender and gender nonconforming people
Last updated June 26, 2019