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Come visit us at The Exchange (our shared community space with TYSN and RARE Productions ) at 3405 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407.
 
 
The Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition is committed to improving health care access and the quality of health care received by trans and gender nonconforming people through education, resources, and advocacy.  Want to join us? Click here to get involved.
 
La Coalición de Salud de Transgénero de Minnesota escometido a mejorar el acceso y la calidad de asistencia médica recibida por lagente transgénero o que no se conforma a estándares del género por educación,recursos, y apoyo.
明尼蘇達州跨性別健康協會承諾要透過教育、提供資源與輿論與政策倡議的方式來協助跨性別或非傳統性別的人們可以更容易地取得更優質的醫療照顧。
 
Support Groups, Shot Clinic, Hep C & HIV Testing, Syringe Exchange
We offer Support Groups, Shot Clinic and Syringe Exchange at our office, 3405 Chicago Ave S, Suite 103, Minneapolis, MN 55407, phone: 612-823-1152.  We're on the 5 bus line! Enter in the back of the building, some parking in back with more parking on the street.
 
 
Syringe Exchange Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11am-2pm
 
Transgender Support Group: Wednesdays 6-7:30pm (for all, no matter where you are in your transition).
 
Trans Masculine Support Group : Tuesdays from 7:30-9:00pm
Click the link and find out what is happening this week! When you get get there sign up on the email list and you will get an alert about what's new.
 
Free HIV testing on some Fridays from 4-6pm (please call to inquire, this is currently in transition)
  
Hepatitis C testing, Case Management Referral (call for an appointment)
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Donate
We need your help to accomplish our mission!  Click the "Donate Now" button below to make a tax-deductible donation (one-time or monthly) online via a credit card or PayPal, mail your donation, or see our Wish List.  Thank you! 
 
MN Trans Health & Wellness Conference
Thank you for a fantastic MN Trans Health and Wellness Conference held on Oct 12 & 13, 2013. Check back for dates for the next conference, yet to be determined.

MTHC presented findings from our survey to the UCSF National Transgender Health Summit May 17th 2013 and the Philadelphia Health Conference June 13th 2013. To support national conference travel to help us share the important Trans health work of MTHC go to Roxanne's go fundme page:http://www.gofundme.com/2e5hxw 
 
Get Involved
The Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition runs primarily on the work of volunteers! We always need more volunteer help. Please call or email us if you're interested.
  
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Your Health Care Stories Needed
Personal stories from trans and gender nonconforming people about their experiences within our health care system are a powerful tool in helping to bring about change to the system. Our organization has been asked to play a role in collecting these stories by the Mayo Clinic GLBTI employee group, which is advocating for positive reforms in services and standards of care for transgender people within the Mayo Clinic. We are especially interested in receiving accounts of our community's positive and negative experiences from Mayo Clinic, but welcome stories from other providers and networks within the health care system as well. Next month, the Mayo Clinic GLBTI group will present a proposal to the body that oversees all Mayo clinic sites in MN, FL, AZ.
 
 
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Transgender/Queer AA-NA Meeting
There is a Transgender/Queer AA-NA Meeting at Preston Chiropractic Clinic (at  3249 Hennepin Ave S, Suite 75, Minneapolis, MN 55408) every Tuesday night from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. This is an open 12 step meeting where we have topics, read big book or NA book and then have discussion.
 
About Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a disease of the liver that is caused by the hepatitis C virus, or HCV. You can get hepatitis C if your blood comes into contact with blood from someone who already has the virus. ANYONE WHO IS TRANSGENDER and using or sharing injection hormones/steroids is at RISK for Hep C. So ALWAYS use clean needles! And please don’t share!

WHAT WE DO:
Hep C is diagnosed by a simple blood test. We provide Hep C testing for anyone who is at risk. Please contact us for more information.

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Trainings Offered
Does your clinic need a transgender health training?  How about your front desk staff?  Your health care students? Our organization offers professional trainings on transgender basics and trans specific health concerns to health care professionals, clinic staff, and students in Minnesota. To inquire about training, contact us .  We will call you back or reply to your email within two business days.
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Information About Minnesota State Health Care Plan Coverage
Prior to 2005, Minnesota public health insurance programs offered some coverage of gender reassignment surgeries. However, as of August 1, 2005, SRS is no longer covered in the three public health insurance programs:
 
· Medical Assistance (MA)
· General Assistance Medical Care (GAMC)
· MinnesotaCare 
 
Although health insurance through these programs does not currently cover surgery, transgender people can still apply for insurance and be covered under the qualifying plans. While surgeries are an important part of many people’s transitions, having access to health care and health insurance are important for everyone. If you are covered under these plans, you can still visit your doctor for check-ups and health concerns, and even receive hormone therapies.

For more information about Minnesota’s health insurance programs, please visit the Guide to Minnesota's Public Health Care Programs.

If you do not currently have health insurance, and think that you may qualify for one of these programs, please contact your county human services agency for more details. Each county offers one or more health plans to qualifying individuals.
 
 
Scent-Free Policy
Scent-Free Policy of the Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition:  So that everyone can safely participate, including those with allergies and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, or other scented products. Click here for details about how to be frangrance-free. And click here for ideas for fragrance-free products.

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