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Trans Health

"We are not a problem people, we are people with problems." 

                                                                                                        ~ Dorothy Height


"We strive to provide appropriate, up to date, evidence-based care for our trans patients, including preventive services, behavioral health services, hormone therapy, general medical care, and referral to community resources.  We recognize that there is a huge gap in healthcare that is accessible and appropriate for transgender patients in the United States and especially in the South." - Jennifer Abbott, MD

Ready to Enroll?

Please complete an enrollment application in person at Western North Carolina Community Health Services, 257 Biltmore Ave. in downtown Asheville or download, print, and mail the form from 


Please write “Transgender Services” on your enrollment application in the space where it asks “Is there anything else you’d like us to know?”  This will allow us to properly process your application.

WNCCHS is an LGBTQIA+ friendly organization.  Providing effective, culturally competent care is critical to serving this diverse community.  While transgender people have the same basic care needs as cisgender people, there are specific transition-related care needs that require expanded knowledge, awareness, and sensitivity.  WNCCHS has the resources and ability to cater to the needs of transgender and nonbinary individuals in an environment that is welcoming and supportive.
WNCCHS is proud to have offered high-quality, culturally competent transgender health services since 2007.  Today, over 600 gender nonconforming patients, including adults and adolescents, are enrolled in our Transgender Health Program.

Are you looking for additional community, medical, or

behavioral health resources?  Do you live outside of our

service area and need options?  We can help!

Contact our Transgender Health Program Coordinator at:

Phone: 828-285-0622 Ext. 2100


Services Offered:

  • Primary medical care

  • Discount pharmacy

  • Hormones (Informed Consent- no letter required)

  • Monthly teen clinic

  • Provider education, consultation, and resources

  • Notary services

  • Referrals to outside services (surgery, therapy, legal help, etc.)

  • Support services such as carry letters, assistance with gender marker changes, etc.

Who is Eligible:

  • Trans/GNC individuals of all ages (including under 18)

  • Must agree to receive all primary medical care services at WNCCHS 

  • Must live in one of the following counties:


  • Medical and Behavioral Health appointments

    • Co-pays and deductibles dependent on individual insurance coverage, or sliding scale fees based on income if uninsured.


  • Pharmacy- Many medications are offered at a discounted rate.

    • Co-pays and deductibles are dependent on individual insurance coverage.

    • Fee waiver programs may be available if you are unable to afford your medication and meet the requirements for eligibility.


Please note:  In order to receive services, you must agree to receive ALL PRIMARY HEALTHCARE services from WNCCHS.  If you are already working with a primary care provider you may leave that provider and transfer your services to WNCCHS.  If you wish to remain with your current primary care provider but are not able to access hormones through this provider, or if you live outside the service area, please contact Michael for information about other clinics.

  • Avery

  • Buncombe

  • Cherokee

  • Clay

  • Cleveland

  • Graham

  • Haywood

  • Henderson

  • Jackson

  • Macon

  • Madison

  • McDowell

  • Mitchell

  • Polk

  • Rutherford

  • Swain

  • Transylvania

  • Yancey


Community Trans Support Organizations

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