|Campaign for Southern Equality – Southern Trans Youth Emergency Project||Providing grants, patient navigation support, and accurate information to impacted families in the South to ensure that youth can access the care they need and deserve, even in the face of oppressive laws||U.S.|
|Point of Pride – HRT Access Fund||Providing direct financial assistance to trans folks who cannot afford their gender-affirming hormone replacement therapy. Applications are open from June 15–July 31.||U.S.|
|Pridelink||Providing funding to cover fees for a variety of care needs in South Carolina (HRT, mental health, and other services)||SC|
|QMed Travel Assistance||QMed is offering travel assistance for minors in banned states by request. Contact us to learn more.||U.S.|
|Trans Empowerment Project||Providing financial assistance to trans* individuals for their hormone prescriptions and other life needs||U.S.|
|We Are Family – Trans Love Fund||Providing funding for a full spectrum of needs for transgender people in South Carolina||SC|
It’s often challenging to predict insurance coverage for specific medications. To estimate your out-of-pocket expenses, we recommend checking prices on GoodRx (or a similar discount site).
When looking up medications, here are the names and typical doses of commonly used medicines:
- Testosterone cypionate (a 1ml vial typically lasts 2-4 weeks)
- Estradiol tablets (typical dose is 2-6mg per day)
- Estradiol patches (typical dose is 0.025-0.1mg/day, applied twice weekly)
- Estradiol valerate injections (a 5ml vial typically lasts 2-3 months)
- Spironolactone (typical dose is 200mg per day)
- Bicalutamide (typical dose is 50mg per day)
- Progesterone (typical dose is 100mg per day)
Some important notes:
- Verify your annual deductible, as you might be charged the full price even if we accept your plan.
- It’s wise to call your insurance and confirm if Dr. Isabel Lowell is in-network, particularly for Blue Cross.
- Even if we don’t accept your insurance, your plan may still cover labwork and/or medications.
What’s an annual deductible?
Plans we accept:
- Some Blue Cross plans
- Cigna (except for Cigna Local Plus and Cigna Connect)
- Kaiser (requires a referral from your Kaiser PCP)
- Some Oscar plans
- Medicaid in Georgia only (no other states)
Plans we do not accept:
- Medicaid (except for Georgia)
- Cigna Local Plus
- Cigna Connect