Trans Health Access

Trans Health Access2022-10-12T10:05:15-04:00

Trans Health Access

The Trans Health Access Team is a group of medical, behavioral health, and allied service professionals working to improve access to culturally and clinically competent healthcare for the trans community.

Trans is an umbrella term that encompasses many identities including transgender, transsexual, gender non-conforming/variant/creative, non-binary, genderqueer, intersex, agender, and others.

Vision

Every member of the Thundermist community can lead a healthy life. We recognize that we have a responsibility to act proactively and deliberately to address the discrimination trans individuals face in the health care system, and to address the many health disparities experienced by trans people.

Appointments

Trans individuals seeking health care at Thundermist can contact our call center at 401-767-4100 and request to see a Trans Health Access Team provider.

Our services include medical, dental, and behavioral health care, in a caring and compassionate patient centered medical home.

Please note:
Patients must be a Thundermist primary care patient to access Thundermist behavioral health services.

Wellness

  • All Trans and Rainbow Wellness activities are free unless otherwise indicated.
  •  You do not have to be a Thundermist patient to attend.
  •  Attendees may bring cisgender guests.
  •  Follow Thundermist on Facebook to keep up with all wellness events.

Community Resources & Helpful Documents

Project Weber / Renew
http://www.weberrenew.org/

National Center for Transgender Equality
http://www.transequality.org/documents

How to vote and update your ID documents in Rhode Island.

Go to this website to learn your rights around voting, including how to change your name and gender on your ID documents in Rhode Island.

TransVoteRI.com

Training Opportunities

The Trans Health Access Team is available for trainings to facilitate training at your organization on building cultural and clinical competency in trans health care.

To learn more about training opportunities please fill out this form.

For more information, please contact: TransHealth@ThundermistHealth.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer behavioral health services?2022-10-12T10:10:25-04:00

Yes. Thundermist’s behavioral health team includes licensed social workers, mental health counselors, and nurse prescribers. They provide individual and group counseling, integrated behavioral health interventions, case management, and referrals. Patients must be a Thundermist primary care patient to access Thundermist behavioral health services.

If you would like more information about our program, please call our main number and ask to speak to a Trans Heatlh Peer Navigator, or email transheatlh@thundermisthealth.org.

Who are the Trans Health Access Team providers?2022-09-02T10:54:50-04:00

All Thundermist Health Center providers are equipped to provide quality trans and LGBQ competent care. The Trans Health Access Team providers have received more intensive training about the unique needs of the trans community within the primary care setting including the provision of hormones through the informed consent model of care.

How do I make an appointment?2020-08-12T09:32:54-04:00

Trans individuals seeking health care at Thundermist can contact our call center and request to see a Trans Health Access Team provider.

Woonsocket: 401-767-4100
West Warwick: 401-615-2800
South County: 401-783-0523

What trans specific services does Thundermist offer?2020-08-12T09:30:42-04:00

Trans individuals can access all of the same services that Thundermist has to offer to all of our patients including Primary Care, Quick Care and Dental Services. In addition, we offer:

• Informed consent based hormone therapy and monitoring
• One-on-one patient education to learn to inject hormones at home
• Case Management assistance with legal name/gender marker changes
• Monthly Health and Wellness activities

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