Gender Health Services and Transgender Care

Gender Health Services and Transgender Care

Kaiser Permanente Southern California is committed to providing equitable and compassionate medical care to our transgender and nonbinary members.

We’re proud of the diversity of our members and work hard to promote inclusion, awareness, and acceptance both inside and outside our walls. Our specialist care teams consist of clinicians from multiple disciplines and departments. We work together to continually find new ways to provide personalized and comprehensive care and support for our transgender and nonbinary members while providing a safe and welcoming environment. This includes:

  • Gender-Affirming Surgery Pathways
  • Hormone Therapy
  • Gynecologic Services
  • Fertility Preservation
  • Mental Health Services (Adult and Youth)
  • Primary Care
  • Care Management

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Kaiser Permanente is proud to be recognized for the 12th time in a row by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, which awarded us the highest possible score on its Healthcare Equality Index and gave all 39 of our hospitals the LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader designation. Visit here for more information.

Community Resources

Crisis Intervention Hotlines

Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive.


Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is a national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth.


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Live, 24/7, crisis intervention & suicide prevention hotline


Name and Gender Marker Change

In California, a person can change their legal name and gender marker or a minor’s name and gender by getting a court order. It is not necessary to provide any medical documentation in order to obtain a court-ordered change. Gender marker can be changed to male, female, or nonbinary.

California Courts Name Change

California Courts Gender Change

With a court order a person can change their legal name and gender marker on government-issued identification documents:

  • Driver’s license at the DMV
  • Social security number with the Social Security Administration
  • California birth certificate with the Office of Vital Records (out of state requirements may differ)
  • US Passport – the State Department requires a letter from your medical physician on office letterhead that states that you have had “appropriate clinical treatment for gender transition.”

For more information: Full Guide to Changing California and Federal Identity Documents

Visit the KP Name and Gender Change site to learn more about changing legal names and gender markers with Kaiser Permanente medical records. Please note, if medical coverage is provided through an employer-based health plan, name and gender marker must be first changed with the employer before contacting Kaiser Permanente Member Services.

Youth and Families

Transforming Family

A project of Community Partners, we are a Los Angeles-based family support group creating a positive environment for children, adolescents, and their families to explore issues of gender identity.

TransYouth Family Allies

TYFA empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities, to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected.

Gender Spectrum

Gender Spectrum works to create gender-sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.


PFLAG is an organization providing support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies.

Local Community Resources

Health, Legal, Advocacy Resources