When you come to UChicago Medicine, your care is individualized to you. That’s true whether you choose to take gender-affirming hormones, pursue gender affirmation surgery or not. Our mission is to deliver personalized primary care and preventive care in an inclusive environment.

To do this, we aim to have open, respectful conversations with you about your goals and needs. We work in partnership with you to understand your health concerns and coordinate your care in a positive, affirming environment. Our trans-friendly primary care physicians have a particular interest in caring for LGBTQ+ patients and are knowledgeable about sexual and gender minorities.

Primary Care & Preventative Care Services Available

We offer a variety of services, including:

  • Annual wellness exams
  • Cancer screenings
  • Immunizations
  • Care for urgent medical issues and chronic conditions
  • Sexual and reproductive health care
  • Help with trauma or intimate partner violence
  • Screenings for anxiety and depression
  • Other primary care needs

Our physicians are available to help you with routine checkups and any medical issues that you may have. To make an appointment, call 1-888-824-0200 and ask for the Trans CARE clinic, or email us at TransgenderCARE@bsd.uchicago.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

Taking certain hormones may raise your risk for developing cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and some types of cancer. For example, trans women who take hormones need to get regular mammograms. We can help ensure that you get the screenings you need so you can stay as healthy as possible.

Yes, all primary care doctors can help with the screening and diagnosis of many mood disorders. We can also start medications for many mood disorders and connect you to resources for therapy and psychiatric care.

We make every effort to help our patients feel comfortable no matter where they fall on the gender spectrum. Please tell us how you would like to be addressed, and we will do our best to respect your preferences.

For more information, visit our We Ask Because We Care page. 

Yes, primary care doctors at the University of Chicago Medicine are happy to prescribe PrEP. We have a partnership with our outpatient pharmacy to ensure that this is an accessible and affordable option for our patients.

Yes, we can address many basic gynecologic issues in primary care for people of all gender identities. We also can connect people with inclusive gynecologists for additional care.

Our Primary Care & Prevention Location