Transgender Healthcare in South Carolina

Transgender Healthcare in South Carolina


Does my insurance policy cover transition-related care? What are my rights in regards to health provider discrimination?

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Health Provider Discrimination

  • With the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010, it is now illegal for any health program or organization that is funded or administered by the federal government to discriminate against you because you are transgender, or because you are perceived as not conforming to gender stereotypes.
  • These include:
      • Physicians’ offices
      • Hospitals
      • Community Health Clinics
      • Drug rehabilitation programs
      • Rape crisis centers
      • Nursing homes and assisted living facilities
      • School- and university-based clinics
      • Medical residency programs
      • Home health providers
      • Veteran’s health centers
      • Health services in prison or detention facilities
  • See this resources guide by the National Center for Transgender Equality for more detailed information regarding the new healthcare law.
  • Additional Resource by the American Center for Progress — The Affordable Care Act: Progress Toward Eliminating Insurance Discrimination Against Transgender People

Transition-Related Care

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