Bridge City Family Medical Clinic

Transgender Health

Primary Care, Mental Health & Wellness serving Portland, OR

Transgender Health

Transgender Health Services offered in Portland, OR

Access to safe gender-affirming care can significantly reduce anxiety, depression, and other serious mental health concerns in transgender individuals, one study published in JAMA Network Open shows. At Bridge City Family Medical Clinic in Portland, Oregon, the naturopathic team routinely completes training on transgender care to ensure patients receive the comprehensive care they need to thrive. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about transgender health care.

Transgender Health Q&A

What is transgender health care?

Transgender health, or gender-affirming care, encompasses a range of services to help support and affirm a person who identifies with a gender they weren’t assigned at birth. The naturopathic Bridge City Family Medical Clinic providers deliver whole-body care to transgender patients, focusing on their physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being.

This comprehensive approach ensures that transgender patients receive the necessary support, understanding, and healthcare services they need to live authentically and thrive.

What are the barriers to transgender health care?

Transgender patients face many barriers that can make navigating the healthcare system difficult. Many have endured negative experiences with previous providers that left them feeling invalidated, misunderstood, and hesitant to seek care. Common barriers to transgender care include:

  • Poor access to gender-affirmative care
  • Lack of resources for transgender-specific care
  • Inadequate provider education
  • Limited insurance coverage
  • Social stigma and discrimination
  • Disparities in health screenings 
  • Limited mental health care availability

Bridge City Family Medical Clinic is a safe space for transgender patients to receive the equitable care, support, and affirmation they need and deserve.

What are the benefits of transgender health care?

Transgender health care is lifesaving for those who want to live healthfully and authentically. Benefits for transgender health care include:

  • Improved mental health
  • Reduced risk of suicide and self-harm
  • Enhanced quality of life
  • Better health outcomes
  • Increased access to comprehensive health services
  • Continuity of care

Bridge City Family Medical Clinic supports transgender patients by offering gender-affirming services, promoting mental and physical well-being, and fostering a safe and welcoming environment.

What does transgender health care include?

Transgender health care at Bridge City Family Medical Clinic includes services such as:

Primary care

Gender-affirming primary care typically includes hormone therapy management, preventive screenings, mental health support, and coordination of transgender-specific services with specialist providers.

Mental health care

The team provides comprehensive mental health care and coordinates with therapists, counselors, psychologists, and support groups in the area to ensure you receive personalized support.

Hormone therapy

Testosterone or estrogen hormone therapy can help align your sexual characteristics with your gender identity to promote a more authentic physical appearance and reduce gender dysmorphia.

Gynecologic care

The team offers preventive health screenings, menstrual cycle management, sexual health care, and fertility services for transgender patients.

Bridge City Family Medical Clinic welcomes transgender patients to receive the safe, supportive care they deserve. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.