This list was curated by a group of LGBTQ+ students at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and is not a definitive document of LGBTQ+-friendly resources.

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  • Primary care doctors

    Dr. Ayla Bakar (GP & Endocrinologist)
    3509 S Reed St
    Kokomo, IN 46902
    Phone: (765) 453-8550
    Website

    • Services: prescribes hormones and primary care physician
    • Insurance: yes

    Dr. David Blackwell (GP & Endocrinologist)
    907 N. East St
    Indianapolis, IN 46202
    Phone: (317) 644-3461
    Website

    • Services: prescribes hormones and primary care physician
    • Insurance: yes
  • Endocrinologists & doctors who prescribe hormones

    Dr. Lauren Baker (Endocrinologist)
    IU Health Methodist Medical Plaza North (primary location)
    201 Pennsylvania Parkway, Suite 310
    Indianapolis, IN 46280
    Phone: (317) 843-0000
    Website

    • Insurance: yes; bills under "medication management" for all appointments except the first billed under "gender identity"
    • Services: prescribes hormones
    • Availability: within two to three months

    Dr. Melissa Cavaghan (Endocrinologist)
    IU Health Physicians - Endo, Diabetes & Metabolism (primary location)
    550 N. University Blvd, Suite 2180
    Indianapolis, IN 46202
    Phone: (317) 944-8660 or (317) 278-7826
    Website

    • Services: prescribes hormones, writes letters of recommendation to get gender markers changed on legal documents
    • Insurance: yes; bills under "endocrine disorder not otherwise specified," "hypogonadism," or thyroid or pituitary problem
    • Availability: usually booked six months out

    Dr. Clark Brittain (Gynecologist)
    642 S Walker St
    Bloomington, IN 47403
    Phone: (812) 331-9160 or (866) 776-2496
    Website

    • Services: prescribes hormones, gynecological services
    • Insurance: yes

    Dr. J. Matthew Andry (Endocrinologist)
    451 S Park Ridge Rd, Suite 101
    Bloomington IN 47401
    Phone: (812) 331-8282
    Email
    Website

    • Services: prescribes hormones
    • Insurance: no

    Dr. Ayla Bakar (Endocrinologist & GP)
    3509 S Reed St
    Kokomo, IN 46902
    Phone: (765) 453-8550
    Website

    • Services: prescribes hormones and primary care physician
    • Insurance: yes

    Dr. David Blackwell (Endocrinologist & GP)
    907 N. East St
    Indianapolis, IN 46202
    Phone: (317) 644-3461
    Website

    • Services: prescribes hormones and primary care physician
    • Insurance: yes

    Dr. Marguerite Shepard (Gynecologist)
    Coleman Center for Women
    550 North University Blvd, Room 2041
    Indianapolis, IN 46202
    Phone: (317) 944-8231
    Website

    • Services: prescribes hormones, gynecological services
    • Insurance: yes; sometimes sliding scale for uninsured/out of network

    Nicole R. Ingersoll-Scott (Nurse practitioner)
    9135 N Meridian St, Suite B9
    Indianapolis, IN 46260
    Phone: (317) 575-1111
    Website

    • Services: prescribes hormones, integrative medicine
    • Insurance: yes; no sliding scale

    Dr. Anne Butsch (Family practice physician)
    3700 Bellemeade Ave, Suite 108
    Evansville, IN
    Phone: (812) 485-6117
    Website

    • Services: prescribes hormones, primary care physician, alternative medicine, massage therapist
    • Insurance: yes; no sliding scale
  • Information on hormones

    Testosterone & antiestrogens:

    Injectable

    • Estradiol Valerate: 5ml vials (regular pharmacies without insurance: ~$100-200 per 5ml vial at 10, 20, or 40mg/ml)
    • Estradiol Cypionate: 5ml vials (Cost: regular pharmacies without insurance: ~$80 per 5ml vial at 5mg/ml)
    • Progesterone: Depo-Provera shot
    • Testosterone cypionate: 10ml vials (Cost: regular pharmacies without insurance: ~$120 per 10ml vial at 200mg/ml)
    • Hormone Blockers: GnRH analogs

    Topical (cream, patch, gels)

    • Testosterone: Androgel (~$100 with insurance for 3 months)
    • Estrogen: Patches
    • Antiandrogens

    Oral

    • Estrogen Blocker pills ($5 for 1 mo)
    • Estradiol pills
    • Progesterone pills
    • Antiandrogen pills (spironolactone)

    Subcutaneous

    • Testosterone: pellets injected under skin every 3-6 mos. ($200-$300 each time)
  • Pharmacies

    Strohecker's Pharmacy
    Provides injectable, topical, and oral testosterone and estrogen at a cheaper cost (e.g., ~$60-$65 for 10ml vial of testosterone, ~$60-65 for 10ml vial of estrogen, includes syringes)
    Website

    Mark Drugs Pharmacy
    Website

    Williams Brothers Pharmacy
    Website

    Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board
    Search: sterile compounding pharmacies
    Website

    GoodRx Coupons
    Search for any drug, find the pharmacy you want, and show coupon code to pharmacist
    Website

    Pharmacies in Bloomington

    • CVS east side
    • Kroger, Second St (willing to work with insurance)
    • Indiana University Health Center (convenient for IU employees, students, faculty/staff and should get names right)
    • Target (usually cheaper for testosterone at ~$70-80)
  • Bloomington hospitals & clinics

    IU Health Bloomington Hospital
    601 W 2nd St, 47403
    Phone: (812) 353-5252

    • Services: labs, primary care, emergency services
    • Note: computer system unlikely to change former names

    Indiana University Health Center
    600 N Jordan Ave, 47405
    General information: (812) 855-4011
    Appointment scheduling: (812) 855-7688
    Website

    • Services: low-cost labs, primary care, counseling and psychological services for IU employees, students, faculty/staff
    • Note: all computers should be up to date on preferred names
  • Harm reduction

    Indiana Recovery Alliance
    PO Box 394
    Bloomington, IN 47402
    Phone: (812) 964-9497
    Website
    Facebook

    • Services: needle exchange program (willing to provide free needles and assistance in deciding which ones to use for HRT), safe sex supplies, Naloxone, HIV and HCV testing)
  • Counseling & therapy

    Jennifer Spencer (Bloomington)
    817 W 17th St #2, 47404
    Phone: (812) 333-8474
    Email

    Website

    • In network for some insurance companies, $150 per hour without insurance

    IU GLBT Student Support Services (Bloomington)
    705 E 7th St, 47408
    Phone: (812) 855-0916
    Email
    Website

    • Counseling intern
    • Free therapy
    • Intern changes every academic year
    • Supervisor will write letter (there may be a fee)

    Caroline Hippler (Bloomington)
    901 S. Rogers Suite 104 47403
    Phone: (812)-671-0441
    Email
    Website

    • Services: letters, general psychological services, trans-specific group therapy
    • Insurance: In-network for Anthem BCBS, $100 out of pocket per 60 minute session
    • Sliding scale for uninsured/out of network: yes
    • Note: former GLBTSSS intern; very popular and does great work

    Brad Stepp (Bloomington)
    600 N Jordan Ave, 47405
    Phone: (812) 855-5711

    • CAPS psychologist
    • Works with CAPS trans consult team to get trans-specific group therapy
    • IU employees/students/faculty/staff: first two visits free, next visits $20
    • Will write letter for no additional charge

    Jennifer Bradley (Bloomington)
    205 N College Ave, Ste 514, 47404
    Phone: (812) 339-7071
    Email
    Website

    • Insurance billing is available, ~$125 to $160 per 45 minutes out of pocket

    Deborah Slickers (formerly Cowell) of Centerstone (Bloomington)
    Phone (at Centerstone): (812) 355-6375

    • Insurance: yes

    Alison Schwing (Bloomington)
    101 W. Kirkwood Ave., Suite 103
    Phone: (812) 606-2320
    Email
    Website

    • Services: letters and general psychological services
    • Insurance: yes

    C. Jessica Hersch (Bloomington)
    115 N College Ave, Suite 265
    Phone: (812) 332-8814
    Email

    Michele O’Mara (Plainfield)
    2680 E Main St, Suite 121
    Plainfield, IN 46168
    Phone: (765) 807-6778

    • Insurance: yes; no sliding scale for uninsured/out of network
    • Services: letters and general psychological services
    • Offers long distance therapy via Skype
  • Clothing alterations

    The Naked Tailor
    Tailors and alters clothing in Bloomington
    Phone: (812) 671-0227

  • Speech language pathology

    Patricia Chunn (Indianapolis)
    325 North Park Ave
    Indianapolis, IN 46202
    Phone: (317) 266-0380
    Email
    Website

    • Services: voice training
  • Dentists

    Jill Reitmeyer
    1602 W Third St, 47404
    Phone: (812) 339-7700

    Lisa Baker
    4217 E Third St 47401
    Phone: (812) 332-2000
    Website

  • Skin care & facial surgeries

    Dermatology Center of Southern Indiana (Bloomington)
    1200 S Rogers St
    Bloomington, IN 47403
    Phone: (812) 339-6434
    Email
    Website

    • Services: laser hair removal and skin-related health care (acne, skin cancer treatments, etc.)

    LuxLaser (Bloomington)
    546 S College Ave
    Bloomington, IN 47403
    Phone: (812)325-4482
    Website

    • Cost: determined after initial consultation (40% discount to LGBTQ+ individuals)
    • Services: laser hair removal, pigment correction, visible vein reduction, scar reduction, stretch mark reduction, microneedling facials (for skin imperfections)

    A Total Care Salon (Avon)
    6319 East US Highway 36, Ste 4-6
    Avon, IN 46123
    Website

    • Services: electrolysis, waxing, massage, skin care

    Chernoff Plastic Surgery and Laser Center (Indianapolis)
    9002 North Meridian Street, Suite 205
    Indianapolis, IN 46260
    Phone: (317) 573-8899
    Website

    • Services: laser hair removal, facial feminization surgeries, and skin-related cosmetic care
    • Insurance: no; no sliding scale

    Dr. Youssef H. Tahiri at IU Health Riley Hospital (Indianapolis)
    705 Riley Hospital Dr, Suite 3538
    Indianapolis, IN 46202
    Phone: (317) 278-3667

    • Services: facial feminization and facial masculinization surgeries
    • Insurance: will check plan for coverage; sliding scale, sometimes

    Dr. Sidhbh Gallagher (Indianapolis)
    IU Health Physicians Plastic Surgery (primary location)
    550 N. University Blvd, Ste 1295
    Indianapolis, IN 46202
    (317) 274-3636
    Email
    Website

    • Services: facial feminization and non-surgical lip enhancement
    • Insurance: will check plan for coverage

    Dr. Thomas Satterwhite (California)
    Brownstein & Crane Surgical Services
    575 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Suite 1
    Greenbrae, CA 94904
    (415-625-3230) or (877-255-2081)
    Email
    Website

    • Insurance: yes, if your plan has transgender benefit coverage
    • Medical loans available
    • Services: facial feminization surgery
  • Top surgery (augmentation)

    Dr. Gregory Chernoff (Indianapolis)
    Chernoff Plastic Surgery and Laser Center
    9002 North Meridian Street, Suite 205
    Indianapolis, IN 46260
    Phone: (317) 573-8899
    Website

    • Insurance: no; no sliding scale
    • Services: augmentation
    • Methods: implants, lift

    Dr. Sidhbh Gallagher (Indianapolis)
    IU Health Physicians Plastic Surgery (primary location)
    550 N. University Blvd, Ste 1295
    Indianapolis, IN 46202
    (317) 274-3636
    Email
    Website

    • Services: augmentation
    • Insurance: will check plan for coverage

    Dr. Alison Shore (Chicago)
    3000 N. Halsted St, Suite 707
    Chicago, IL 60657
    Phone: (773) 883-8234
    Website

    • Services: gender-affirming breast augmentation
    • Methods: implants
    • Insurance: yes, only some (pre-authorization requests sent before surgery)


    Brownstein & Crane Surgical Services
    575 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Suite 1
    Greenbrae, CA 94904
    (415-625-3230) or (877-255-2081)
    Email
    Website

    • Insurance: yes, if your plan has transgender benefit coverage
    • Medical loans available
    • Services: augmentation
    • Methods: silicone or saline implants
  • Top surgery (reduction)

    Dr. Sidhbh Gallagher (Indianapolis)
    IU Health Physicians Plastic Surgery (primary location)
    550 N. University Blvd, Ste 1295
    Indianapolis, IN 46202
    (317) 274-3636
    Email
    Website

    • Insurance: will check plan for coverage
    • Methods: outpatient, drain-free, and nipple preservation

    Dr. Curtis Crane & Dr. Thomas Satterwhite (California)
    Brownstein & Crane Surgical Services
    575 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Suite 1
    Greenbrae, CA 94904
    (415-625-3230) or (877-255-2081)
    Email
    Website

    • Insurance: yes, if your plan has transgender benefit coverage
    • Medical loans available
    • Methods: double incision, keyhole, chest masculinization, nipple preservation (all outpatient)
    • Cost: varies (low-end repayments, $500/mo for 12 months)

    Dr. Daniel Medalie (Ohio)
    University Suburban Health Center: Wright Surgery Center
    1611 South Green Road
    South Euclid, OH 44121
    Phone: (216) 778-4450 or (216) 778-4575
    Email
    Website

    • Insurance: yes, but unlikely to go through
    • Methods: double incision, peri-areolar
    • Cost: $6,500–$7,500

    Dr. Charles Garramone (Florida)
    4725 SW 148th Ave Suite
    202 Davie, FL 33330
    Phone: (954) 752-7842
    Website

    • Methods: Double Incision, Peri-areolar, Keyhole, Body Masculinization
    • Cost: $7,000–$12,000
  • Vaginoplasty, orchiectomy & labiaplasty

    Dr. Sidhbh Gallagher (Central Indiana)
    IU Health Physicians Plastic Surgery (primary location)
    550 N. University Blvd, Ste 1295
    Indianapolis, IN 46202
    Phone: (317) 274-3636
    Email
    Website

    • Insurance: will check plan for coverage
    • Services: vaginoplasties and orchiectomies; orchiectomies can be done separately
    • Methods: skin graft technique requiring prior laser hair removal (trained under Dr. Brownstein and Dr. Crane)
    • Cost: varies

    Dr. Curtis Crane & Dr. Mang Chen (San Francisco)
    Brownstein & Crane Surgical Services
    575 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Suite 1
    Greenbrae, CA 94904
    Phone: (415) 625-3230 or (877) 255-2081
    Email
    Website

    • Insurance: yes, if your plan has transgender benefit coverage
    • Medical loans available
    • Services: vaginoplasty, orchiectomy, and labiaplasty (all one procedure)
    • Methods: vaginoplasty through penile inversion; skin graft technique requiring prior laser hair removal
    • Cost: varies
  • Phalloplasty & penile implant

    Dr. Curtis Crane & Dr. Mang Chen (San Francisco)
    Brownstein & Crane Surgical Services
    575 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Suite 1
    Greenbrae, CA 94904
    Phone: (415) 625-3230 or (877) 255-2081
    Email
    Website

    • Insurance: yes, if your plan has transgender benefit coverage
    • Medical loans available
    • Methods: RF Flap, ALT Flap, MLD Flap; vaginectomy, scrotoplasty, and urethral lengthening can also be performed; penile implant surgery performed nine or more months after phalloplasty
    • Cost: varies
  • Metoidioplasty

    Dr. Curtis Crane & Dr. Mang Chen (San Francisco)
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    Brownstein & Crane Surgical Services
    575 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Suite 1
    Greenbrae, CA 94904
    Phone: (415) 625-3230 or (877) 255-2081
    Email
    Website

    • Insurance: yes, if your plan has transgender benefit coverage
    • Medical loans available
    • Methods: Varies depending upon patient needs and desires; vaginectomy, scrotoplasty, and urethral lengthening can also be performed
    • Cost: varies