Gender Affirmation Program

A leading, specialized program designed to provide the best possible outcomes for patients undergoing gender affirmation surgery.

The number of transgender individuals undergoing gender affirmation surgery continues to dramatically increase across the New York metropolitan area. These patients require specialized care after surgery. To ensure the best possible outcomes, it is essential to identify professionals who understand these patients’ needs and how to care for them effectively and respectfully.

Pioneer in Providing Sensitive, Skilled Care

The Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) is committed to providing non-biased and culturally sensitive care to the LGBTQ+ community. With our Gender Affirmation Program, VNSNY has developed clinical procedures and protocols specific to gender affirmation post-surgical care. Since 2016, VNSNY has provided skilled care to more than 800 gender affirmation patients, helping to ensure they are supported, engaged, and independent.

Customized At-Home Care by Specially Trained Clinicians

The VNSNY Gender Affirmation Program is designed to address each patient’s unique needs before they leave the hospital and to provide a safe space for them to recuperate fully at home. With a team of over 200 clinicians who have been specially trained in transgender health, VNSNY:

  • Assesses individuals before discharge and ensures safe transition home
  • Obtains insurance authorization for services
  • Develops a personalized plan of care to guide patients through recovery
  • Facilitates post-surgical after-care and physician appointment follow-ups
  • Provides skilled nursing services shortly after discharge, as prescribed by MD
  • Educates and promotes self-care
  • Assesses and addresses mental health needs

The program is available in all five boroughs of New York City as well as Westchester and Nassau County and is covered by most insurance plans.

VNSNY is a leading provider of home health care services for transgender, non-binary, and gender nonconforming adults with our Gender Affirmation Program. VNSNY holds the SAGE Platinum LGBT cultural competency credential, and VNSNY’s Gender Affirmation Program director received the 2018 HCA Award for Quality and Innovation.

For more information about our services, or to refer a patient to the VNSNY Gender Affirmation Program, please call at 1-866-632-2557.

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