Transgender people, like all people, deserve skilled, compassionate, and comprehensive health care.

Knowledgeable care can mean the difference between life and death for our community. TLC improves access to health care and the quality of that care through provider and community education, litigation, and policy research and advocacy.

Tlc Resources


Life Planning Documents for Transgender Communities

Protect Trans Health

ACA Fact Sheet

10 Tips for Working with Transgender Patients (for providers)

Trans Benefits in California: How to Appeal your Health Care Denial

Transgender Health Benefits: Negotiating for Inclusive Coverage

Other Resources


National Center for Transgender Equality’s Health Coverage Guide
The National Center for Transgender Equality offers a step-by-step guide to accessing gender-affirming care through insurance plans.

Legal’s Transgender Insurance Roadmap Videos
A video series explaining the process of accessing gender-affirming care through insurance, including guidance on challenging denials.

A surgery outcomes resource for the trans community, offering photos and first-hand accounts shared by people who have undergone different medical procedures.

World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) is a professional and educational organization devoted to transgender health. They engage in clinical and academic research to develop evidence-based medicine and strive to promote a high quality of care for transsexual, transgender, and gender-nonconforming individuals internationally.

TLDEF’s Trans Health Project
The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund’s (TLDEF’s) Trans Health Project aims to ensure that all transgender and non-binary people can access the trans-related health care that they need. They offer a comprehensive tutorial to accessing gender-affirming care through insurance, as well as resources including sample letters, guides to finding providers, and more information about appeals and grievance processes.

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Transgender Law Center
PO Box 70976
Oakland, CA 94612-0976

For donations:
Transgender Law Center
P. O. Box 741803
Los Angeles, CA 90074-1803

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EIN (tax identification number): 05-0544006

phone: 510.587.9696
collect line for people in prison and detention: 510.380.8229

Please note that our capacity to answer calls is unfortunately limited; we encourage people to call between 10am and 5pm Pacific time and/or write to us at the PO box above


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