Have You Had Trouble Getting Gender-Affirming Healthcare? Know Your Rights!

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Have You Had Trouble Getting Gender-Affirming Care? Know Your Rights!

  • If your health insurance has denied you gender-affirming care, you have the right to appeal their decision.
  • This may include appealing to state agencies that have more protections for gender-affirming care to prevent discrimination.
  • State agencies often reverse health plan denials.
  • State agencies may also be able to help with problems like not being able to find a surgeon in the plan’s network, or all the in-network surgeons having long waitlists.
You may be eligible for free and confidential legal assistance with the appeal process from a nonprofit law firm.
  • Residents of most Bay Area counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, Santa Clara, and Sonoma) can call BayLegal’s Health Consumer Center: (855) 693-7285
  • San Francisco residents who receive Medi-Cal, CalWORKs, CalFresh, or CAAP/GA can also call BayLegal’s San Francisco office: (415) 982-1300
  • For other counties you can find your local Health Consumer Center by calling (888) 804-3536 and entering your ZIP Code.


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