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Healthcare & Insurance
 

Helplines
 

Legal Help & Advocacy
 

Ohio LGBT Rights Organizations
 

Support Groups

Healthcare & Insurance

Accessing Medicare

  • Medical care “Know Your Rights” information specifically for transgender and gender non-conforming people

Using Healthcare.gov

  • Tips for using Healthcare.gov as a transgender and gender non-conforming person

Ohio

Medical Providers & Services

  • Listings for doctors, therapists and pharmacies

Cincinnati Area

Central Clinic

  • Program: Transgender Wellness Program
  • Telephone: 513.558.5801
  • Address: 311 Albert Sabin Way, Cincinnati OH 45229

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

  • Program: Health Services Transgender Youth
  • Telephone: 513.636.4681
  • Address: 3333 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229

Heartland Trans Wellness Group

Provider List

  • Includes primary care, youth & adolescent care, endocrinology, voice therapy, reproductive services, and more.

Cleveland Area

Cleveland Clinic

MetroHealth

  • Program: Pride Clinic
  • Telephone: 216.957.4905
  • Address: 4242 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113

Columbus Area

EquitasHealth

  • Specializing in healthcare for those at risk of or affected by HIV/AIDS, for the LGBTQ community, and for those seeking a welcoming healthcare home.
  • Telephone: 614.299.2437
  • Address: 4400 N High St, Suite 300, Columbus, OH 43214
  • Email: info@equitashealth.com

Veterans

Healthcare for Transgender Veterans in Ohio

  • Cincinnati
    • Telephone: 513.475.6880
    • Address: 3200 Vine St. Rm. A755, Cincinnati, OH 45220
  • Cleveland
    • Contact: Stacy Kenney, LGBT Special Emphasis Program Manager
    • Telephone: 216.791.3800, ext. 3408
    • Address: 10701 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44106

Helplines

National Domestic Violence Hotline

  • Hours: 24/7
  • Telephone: 800.799.SAFE (7233)

National Sexual Assault Hotline

  • 800.656.HOPE (4673)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

  • 800.273.TALK (8255)

Trans Lifeline

  • 877.565.8860

The Trevor Project

  • Hours: 24/7
  • Telephone: 866.488.7386

Legal Help & Advocacy

EquitasHealth

  • Program: Name & Gender Change Legal Clinic
  • Telephone: 614.340.6744\
  • Address: 4400 N High St, Suite 300, Columbus, OH 43214
  • Email: legalclinic@equitashealth.com

GLAAD

Lambda Legal

  • Telephone: 312.663.4413
  • Address: Mideast Regional Office, 105 W. Adams, 26th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603-6208

Legal Advocates & Defenders for the LGBTQ Community

  • Telephone: 617.426.1350
  • Address: 30 Winter Street, STE 800, Boston, MA 02108
  • Email: gladlaw@glad.org

National Center for Lesbian Rights

  • Telephone: 800.528.6257
  • Address: 870 Market Street, Suite 370, San Francisco, CA 94102
  • Email: info@NCLRights.org

National Center for Transgender Equality

  • Telephone: 202.642.4542
  • Address: 1400 16th St. NW, Suite 510, Washington D.C. 20036
  • Email: ncte@transequality.org

Sylvia Rivera Law Project

  • Telephone: 212.337.8550, ext. 308
  • Address: 147 W 24th St, 5th Fl, New York, NY 10011
  • Email: info@srlp.org

Transgender Law Center

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund

Ohio LGBT Rights Organizations

Equality Ohio

  • Telephone: 614.224.0400
  • Address: Columbus – 118 East Main Street, Suite 200, Columbus, OH 43215; Cleveland – 1375 Euclid Avenue, Suite 310, Cleveland, OH 44115
  • Email: info@equalityohio.org

Equality Toledo

LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland

  • Telephone: 216.651.5428
  • Address: 6600 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44102

Margie’s Hope

Stonewall Columbus

TransOhio

Support Groups

Akron Area

PFLAG Akron

  • Program: General Meetings
    • Meeting Dates: 3rd Thursday of each month
    • Meeting Time: 7:00pm
    • Location: North Springfield Presbyterian Church, 671 N. Canton Road, Akron, OH 44312

TransAlive Akron

  • Program: Support Group
    • Meeting Dates: 4th Tuesday of each month
    • Meeting Time: 6:00-8:00pm
    • Location: Fairlawn West United Church of Christ, 2095 W. Market St., Akron, Ohio 44313

Cleveland Area

LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland

  • Program: TransFamily support group
    • Meeting Dates: Every second Saturday of every month
    • Meeting Time: 11:00am – 1:30pm
  • Program: GenderQueer discussion group
    • Meeting Dates: Every Thursday
    • Meeting Time: 5:30pm – 6:30 pm
  • Address: 6600 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44102

PFLAG Cleveland

  • Program: Support Group
    • Meeting Dates: 2nd Tuesday of each month
    • Meeting Time: 6:45pm
    • Location: Trinity Cathedral, Euclid Ave. & E.22nd St., Cleveland, OH 44115

Columbus Area

Kaleidoscope

  • Program: Gender-Scope Youth Group Meeting (for those 12-20 years old)
    • Meeting Dates: Weekly on Tuesdays
    • Meeting Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
    • Location: 603 E Town St, Columbus, OH 43215

PFLAG Columbus

  • Program: Support Group
    • North Columbus:
      • Meeting Dates: 4th Sunday of each month
      • Meeting Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
      • Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church, 93 West Weisheimer Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214
    • Downtown Columbus
      • Meeting Dates: 2nd Sunday of each month
      • Meeting Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
      • Location: St. Johns United Church of Christ, 59 East Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Trans*Support Group

  • Program: Gender-Scope Youth Group Meeting (for those 12-20 years old)
    • Meeting Dates:
    • 1st Wednesday of every month from 7:00 – 9:00pm
    • 3rd Sunday of every month from 3:00-5:00pm
    • Location: 1160 N. High St, Columbus, 43201

Cincinnati Area

Crossport

  • Program: Peer Support Meeting
    • Meeting Dates: 2nd and 4th Monday of each month
    • Meeting Time: 7:30pm
    • Location:

PFLAG Cincinnati

  • Program: Support Group
    • Meeting Dates: 2nd Tuesday of each month
    • Meeting Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm
    • Location: Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church, 103 William Howard Taft Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45219

Varieties of Gender (VOG) Group

  • Program: Professionally-facilitated and peer-led support group
    • Meeting Dates: 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month
    • Meeting Times: 4:30-6:00pm
    • Location: Heritage Universalist Unitarian Church (HUUC), 2710 Newtown Road, Cincinnati, 45244

Dayton Area

PFLAG Dayton

  • Program: Support Group
    • Meeting Dates: 2nd Tuesday of each month
    • Meeting Time: 7:00pm
    • Location: Creek Church, 5280 Bigger Road, Kettering, OH 45440

Toledo Area

PFLAG Toledo

  • Program: Support Group
    • Meeting Dates: 4th Thursday of each month
    • Meeting Time: 7:00pm
    • Location: Park Church, 1456 Harvard Blvd, Toledo, OH 43614

Toledo Area Transgender Support Group

  • Program: Support Group
    • Meeting Dates: 4th Sunday of each month
    • Meeting Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
    • Location: 419 Pride Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd Toledo, Ohio 43620
  • Contact: Aran, 419.619.6810; Audrey – 419.356.2654; Jaxon – 419.699.4071

Youngstown Area

PFLAG Youngstown

  • Program: Support Group
    • Meeting Dates: 2nd Tuesday of each month
    • Meeting Time: 6:30pm
    • Location: Parish House of St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown, OH 44503

 

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