What to Expect
Gender Clinic Visit
You and your family members will be accepted and treated with respect. We will call you by your preferred name and pronouns. Your preferences will be part of your medical record. See our Gender Clinic visual roadmap (PDF) (Spanish) for treatment steps and options.
Before your appointment
- We recommend you establish care with a mental health professional in the community. Contact our care navigators at 206-987-5768 if you need assistance and see How to Find a Therapist (PDF) (Spanish).
- Ask your primary care provider to fax us your medical records. Our fax number is 206-985-3499.
- Provide any test results related to your hormones or your puberty stage. Bring copies or ask your provider to fax them. This avoids repeating tests.
- Learn more about appointments at Seattle Children’s.
During the first visit
During your first visit, you will meet providers who specialize in adolescent health or how hormones regulate the body (endocrinology). You and your family may meet with a care navigator to help build a roadmap with next steps.
For some patients, the roadmap may include a mental health evaluation before beginning certain types of hormone treatments. Your roadmap is tailored to you and your family and takes into account previous evaluations and insurance requirements.
A first visit is usually 1 hour. It may take longer if you need blood tests. Follow-up visits are usually 30 minutes. The providers you see at each visit depend on your needs.
For more information on visiting Seattle Children's clinics, please see Your Child's Clinic Visit.
For more information, contact the Gender Clinic at 206-987-2028. You do not need a provider’s referral to make an appointment; however, we do encourage you to coordinate with your primary care provider when coming to Seattle Children's. Contact our care navigators at 206-987-5768 if you have questions or need help working with your primary care provider.
Providers, see how to refer a patient.
Paying for Care
Learn about paying for care at Seattle Children’s, including insurance coverage, billing and financial assistance.