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Today we have an important announcement for those living in
Tarrant County wishing to start HRT..
contracted with a nurse practitioner who will be providing HRT.
Starting in June, the HRT clinic will be the first and third
Saturday of every month from 10am to 2pm.
When clients call for an initial appointment, they will be given an
appointment to come by the office to have their lab work as well as
their first appointment with the nurse practitioner.
They are able to do the blood work for the labs during the
week. The schedule will vary based on the availability of our
medical assistant but no one should have to wait more than two days
to come in for labs.
"We are ready to start taking appointments and you are welcome to
share the phone number as of today (469-310-4500). There is no
cost for the appointments or the lab work. The only cost to
clients will be the HRT itself. Starting in June, we will also
have a counselor available. We are still working out the
details on how we will structure that assistance. Meeting the
counselor is optional. She will not be a gatekeeper for
whether or not someone receives HRT, just a resource for those who
express a need."
"When asked to make sure that HIV- persons could visit the clinic
and to see if there were any geographic restrictions (like having to
be a Tarrant County resident). She said open to all and no
geographic restrictions. Here's her response:
"You are correct, they do not need to be living with HIV to
receive HRT services. We did hold the first appointments for
our current clients because we wanted to assist in removing barriers
to their HIV treatment but it is open to anyone. There is no
geographic restriction for any of the wellness programs."
For a full list of support groups in
the DFW area go to http://fortworth-transgender.org/home/supportgroups.php