Trans* care at Mazzoni Center

Mazzoni Center is committed to providing compassionate and nonjudmental health care to Philadelphia's diverse transgender community.

Medical Care

Our Family and Community Medical Center at 809 Locust Street offers the following services:

  • primary medical care
  • HIV medical care
  • hormone therapy and monitoring
  • laser hair removal
  • referrals to specialty providers and community resources
  • drop-in health clinic for youth 24 and under
  • social workers on staff to help navigate and access available services

To schedule an appointment at the health center, login to our online patient portal (and if you are new patient or have not used the patient portal yet, your first step will be to visit the portal and create an account).  The health center can also be reached by phone at 215-563-0658.

To download a detailed description of our transgender health program and intake process, click here (pdf file).  More information, including the most recent edition of our Transgender Resource Guide, is available in the resources section of our website.

For more information on accessing our medical services contact transcare@mazzonicenter.org

P.A.C.T.S: Pediatric & Adolescent Comprehensive Transgender Services

The P.A.C.T.S. program is Philadelphia’s only community-based program of its kind. It is client and family-centered care and offers treatment using an informed consent model. Collaboration is developed between Mazzoni Center staff and the child and family seeking care by assessing current knowledge and  educating the client and family in treatment options and other medical issues surrounding the social & medical transition process. We collaborate with each patient & family system to form a comprehensive and individual treatment plan.

Our P.A.C.T.S. Team consists of highly skilled and specially trained medical providers, a trans* competent and experienced licensed social worker and RNs. Team members work collaboratively to meet the specific needs of the patient and their family members. The full range of health care services is offered to each patient. As a non-profit agency, Mazzoni is committed to ensuring that all families have access to quality care. We accept most insurances and have an affordable sliding scale. This makes  previously unattainable family and community health care possible for many people.

We understand that everyone’s journey is unique, and will work with you and your support system to find a path that fits your needs. We also have a team of trusted community partners who are trans* competent, should you require a referral to a specialist.

To set up an intake or learn more, contact our Trans Clinical Services Coordintor, Elaine Dutton at: 215-563-0658 x 320 or email: transcare@mazzonicenter.org.

To download a copy of our P.A.C.T.S. brochure, click here.

T.R.U.E. Care Clinic - 1st and 3rd Fridays at Wash West

We also offer FREE, drop-in medical care from 6:00-9:00PM on the first and third Friday of every month at our Washington West Project (1201 Locust Street).  We call this program the T.R.U.E. Care Clinic. which stands for stands for Trans Resources, Unity, and Education.  It provides free, comprehensive services including: primary medical care; trans-specific medical care; HIV medical care; rapid HIV testing and STD screening; risk-reduction counseling; substance abuse/mental health assessment and referral; health education; eligibility screening and application for public benefits, and information and referral.  All are welcome!  Questions?  Contact Laura Sorensen at 215-563-0652 x 232 or lsorensen@mazzonicenter.org.

Trans* Wellness Project

Outreach team

Our Trans* Wellness Project is focused on meeting the self-identified needs of trans communities, using a holistic and multi-faceted approach. Through a team of peer outreach workers we connect with individual trans women through street outreach and education, providing one-on-one support, referrals, and information about our programs and services, along with other resources available to them in the Philadelphia area.  

To learn more about the Trans Wellness Project, and our collaboration with Sisterly L.O.V.E. to offer leadership development, training, resources, and educational opportunities to trans women in the Philadelphia area, contact Laura Sorensen at: lsorensen@mazzonicenter.org or 215-563-0652 x 232.

Counseling and support groups

Mazzoni Center's Open Door program offers individual and couples therapy and support groups for Trans, gender-variant and gender non-conforming individuals.  Our therapists are specially trained and experienced in working with issues relating to gender identity.  In addition, the Open Door program provides a full range of outpatient drug and alcohol recovery services. 
 

Legal Services

Our legal services department provides direct legal representation, and also provides information, advice, and attorney referrals, in the following areas: legal name changes, gender marker changes, discrimination, family law, prisoners’ rights, and police misconduct.

Trans-Health Conference - June 12-14, 2014

Each June Mazzoni Center presents the Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference, a free event focusing on the specific issues, needs, and experiences of trans-identified individuals with regard to the health of body, mind, spirit, and community. PTHC covers a broad range of identities and experiences, and proudly offers a space for transgender people and our allies, families, and providers to come together to re-envision what health means for transgender people.

What does Trans* mean?

We’ve used the asterisk symbol (*) here to indicate a variable condition, and reflect a broad range of gender identities and experiences.  We are using Trans* as an umbrella term that includes anyone identifying along the transgender spectrum, those who consider themselves bi-gendered or multi-gendered, as well as people who do not identify with any labels.