Behavioral Health

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UCLA Health is a safe and supportive environment for transgender and gender diverse patients. Call 310-267-4334 to make an appointment.

UCLA offers a variety of behavioral health services for children, adolescents, and adults who are transgender or gender-diverse.

These services may include:

  • Assessment/Diagnosis: Assessment, and as indicated, diagnosis of behavioral health concerns and gender dysphoria. Assistance with referrals to mental health providers, such as therapists and psychiatrists, as appropriate.
  • Therapy: Therapy sessions for gender identity exploration, support through social, medical, and/or surgical transition. Assistance with addressing behavioral health concerns such as anxiety, depression, and social difficulties.
  • Medication Management: Management of psychiatric medications.
  • Documentation: Assistance with obtaining documentation of medical and surgical readiness.
  • Care Coordination: At the UCLA Gender Health Program, we understand the unique challenges that gender expansive patients face when accessing health care. Providing personalized care often involves collaboration between specialty physicians, and you may not always be certain what step to take next. That's why our Care Coordination Team serves as your first point of contact. Working with the Care Coordination Team is optional - you may always feel free to contact the scheduling line for your preferred provider directly - but we hope that our dedicated team's support makes navigating the UCLA Health system and your gender-affirming care feel simpler. We offer a variety of services to support our gender expansive patients, specifically including: 
    • Providing information about UCLA’s Gender Health Program.
    • Taking an initial intake assessment of each person's health care needs and goals to share with their Gender Health Program providers.
    • Support establishing with one of our primary care providers. 
    • Coordinating referrals for gender-affirming surgeries.
    • Identifying appropriate providers and coordinating referrals for other supportive services.
    • Help understanding insurance and benefits coverage.
    • Advocacy within UCLA Health in all aspects of care.
    • Providing linkages to UCLA and community-based resources.