Gender-Affirming Care

You'll find comprehensive gender-affirming care at Rush. We offer a full range of clinical and support services for every part of your journey.

You'll find comprehensive gender-affirming care at Rush. We offer a full range of clinical and support services for every part of your journey.

You'll find comprehensive gender-affirming care at Rush. We offer a full range of clinical and support services for every part of your journey.

Spotlight

A Leader in Health Care Equity

Rush University Medical Center, Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush Copley Medical Center are all designated Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), an annual survey of equity and inclusion for LGBTQ+ patients, families and employees at health care facilities in the United States.

See the HEI LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leaders

The Rush Approach to Gender-Affirming Care

At Rush, we recognize that gender isn't restricted to binary roles of male and female — and we know that aligning your identity and your anatomy is important to your health.

If you think medical procedures might be right for you as part of that alignment, our dedicated patient navigators help connect you with Rush providers and coordinate your care so you have a seamless experience.

Our specialists work closely with you to identify your needs and goals. And the whole team collaborates to make sure you get the services that are right for you, whether that means surgery, hormone therapy, voice therapy or other options.

Gender-Affirming Care Providers at Rush

Rush providers offer gender-affirming care in Chicago and Morton Grove.

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Rush Excellence in Gender-Affirming Care

  • Cultural commitment: At Rush, excellence is for everyone. We maintain a culture of respect, inclusion and equal treatment for patients, visitors, students and employees who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning and other sexual identities.
  • Dedicated team for seamless care: Affirm: The Rush Center for Gender, Sexuality and Reproductive Health is Rush's hub that connects people who identify as LGBTQ+ to providers and services offering affirming, competent care. Affirm works across the Rush System to coordinate care and bridge gaps so you can receive a wide range of gender-affirming care from one collaborative team. And Affirm's licensed clinical social worker and patient navigators can help you navigate resources within Rush and the broader community.
  • Setting international standards: Rush plastic surgeon Loren Schechter, MD, serves on the board of directors of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), the international organization that publishes the Standards of Care guide for providers serving transgender and gender-diverse people.
Testimonials

They asked me my preferred name and my gender identity and respected that from day one, which was really important. ... I'm not being treated for a label, I'm not being assigned one sort of guideline.

Violeta Segovia, Rush patient and employee

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Rush Gender-Affirming Care Locations

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Chicago

Rush Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Westgate

1645 W Jackson Blvd
Westgate Building - Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60612

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Hours:

Mon – Fri: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat – Sun: Closed
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Consultants in Endocrinology

1725 W Harrison St
Professional Building - Suite 250
Chicago, IL 60612

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Hours:

Mon – Fri: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sat – Sun: Closed
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Rush South Loop exterior

Rush South Loop

1411 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

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Hours:

Mon – Fri: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (only for MRI)
Sun: Closed
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Rush Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

1611 W Harrison St
Orthopedic Building - Suite 550
Chicago, IL 60612

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Hours:

Mon – Fri: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat – Sun: Closed
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Rush Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery/Rush Craniofacial Center

1725 W Harrison St
Professional Building - Suite 425
Chicago, IL 60612

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Morton Grove

Loren Schechter, MD

9000 Waukegan Rd
Suite 210
Morton Grove, IL 60053

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