Support Services

Transgender health does not start and end with hormones and surgery. There are a variety of issues transgender and gender diverse people face at higher rates, like workplace discrimination and homelessness that the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery (CTMS) can assist with. CTMS offers additional services to help with many of these issues.

Social Work

Mount Sinai social workers are here for you. We can help you through every step of the transition process. Our social workers are sensitive, compassionate, and knowledgeable. We can assist in establishing care, developing social support, and navigating the health system. In addition, our social workers can help with other issues such as:

  • Insurance
  • Legal assistance
  • Other community resources

Spiritual Care Support

Mount Sinai’s chaplains are available in our hospitals following your surgery to provide emotional and spiritual support. Our chaplains are caring and compassionate and are here to provide an additional layer of support and comfort, if needed. We can also help with referrals to trans-affirming communities.

Legal Support

The Mount Sinai Medical-Legal Partnership provides free, on-site legal services to CTMS patients. Attorneys can help with gender marker and name changes for free, and discuss other legal issues such as discrimination and denial of health care benefits.

Transgender Resource Guide

There are many local community resources that can help transgender and non-binary people. We have teamed up with LGBT community health provider Callen-Lorde to create a guide to community resources. It covers topics like education, advocacy, employment, health, housing, immigration services, mental health, substance abuse, and many other topics.