STEPS FOR MEDICAL TRANSITION

These resources offer information about different steps in medical transition someone may consider, including hormone therapy and surgery.

We're all wondering: IS Facial Feminization and Facial Electrolysis covered by OHP?  The answer is: NO. AND...OHP has a process for addressing denials and appeals. This means that if you want to try getting it, you have to do the following:

1. Get a primary care doctor's referral to an FFS plastic surgeon or electrologist

2. The surgeon submits a request for an authorization from the insurer

3. Insurance denies it and sends you a notification.

4. Get your two letters from mental health providers that state the information in the above handout.

5. Appeal the denial first at the CCO (like CareOregon), and if that doesn't work, then you appeal at Oregon Health Authority.

 

This is NOT a sure process for getting it covered.

If you want to know what their criteria are for considering an appeal, download the form above. Some of this information should be written in the 2 mental health letters required for this care.  Brave Space can write these letters for you.

Great guide for self-injecting hormones through the subcutaneous technique.

CREATED BY STANFORD VADEN HEALTH CENTER.

Great guide for self-injecting hormones through the intramuscular technique.

CREATED BY STANFORD VADEN HEALTH CENTER.

A comprehensive planning guide for clients pursuing gender affirming surgeries!  

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A list of recommended surgeons in or around Portland who offer gender-affirming surgeries (also commonly known as gender confirmation surgery [GCS], sex reassignment surgery [SRS], and others). Providers are organized by type of surgery provided. 

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