With a willingness to learn, your local PCP can work with you to ensure your health needs are met. For example, a primary care provider can:
- Assist you with exploring hormone therapy and gender affirming surgeryoptions
- Prescribe hormone therapy
- Monitor your hormone therapy
- Refer you to MSP for gender-affirming surgical readiness assessments
Not all health care providers feel comfortable initiating hormone therapy, and may require a letter from a mental health professional before writing you a prescription. We hope that as more clinicians learn about trans health this will occur less frequently. If your PCP has questions about trans health care, support is available to them through the Rapid Access to Consultative Expertise Line that they can call to receive consultation from a doctor with trans health expertise.
Please note, at this time, nurse practitioners cannot prescribe testosterone.