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Minnie Jones Health Center

257 Biltmore Avenue

Asheville, North Carolina 28801

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Tel:  828-285-0622

Fax: 828-285-9831

OPENING HOURS

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

8am - 7pm

8am - 7pm

8am - 7pm

8am - 7pm

8am - 5pm

Closed

Closed

This health center  receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.

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Trans Health

"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 

IMPORTANT:

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.

Community Trans Support Organizations:

Campaign for Southern Equality https://southernequality.org 

Tranzmission https://tranzmission.org

Youth OUTright https://youthoutright.org

 

WNCCHS is an LGBTQIF friendly organization. We consider ourselves an open door to the gay community. We have the ability and resources to cater to your needs, and our staff frequently assists those who identify as transgender, transsexual, MSM & WSW.

WNCCHS has offered high quality, culturally competent transgender health services since 2007.  Today, over 200 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 Trans Health Coordinator Michael Hoeben at:


Email:  TransHealth@wncchs.org

Call:     828-285-0622 x2144 (voicemail only)

and ask to speak with or leave a message for Michael.

Services Offered:

  • Primary medical care

  • Discount pharmacy

  • Hormones (Informed Consent- no letter required)

  • Monthly teen clinic

  • Provider education, consultation, and resources

  • Trans/GNC support group

  • 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:

Costs:

  • 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