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Caring For Trans Teens' Physical, Mental, & Emotional Health

Health Care Equality Index 2022

We offer a comprehensive clinic for transgender and gender diverse youth, as well as for youth questioning their gender. We care for physical, mental, and emotional health.

Utah passed a law on January 28, 2023 that requires the following in order for a minor (under age 18yo) to be treated with puberty blockers and/or gender-affirming hormones in Utah:

  • Diagnosis of gender dysphoria documented by a health care provider prior to January 28, 2023

  • Obtain a mental health evaluation from a mental health therapist who has the transgender certificate from the Utah Department of Occupational and Professional Licensing. The minor must see this person at least three times.

  • Receive care from the health care provider for gender dysphoria for at least six months and receive hormonal transgender treatment from that provider 

Patients and their families are encouraged to schedule an appointment in the Adolescent Medicine Clinic to discuss options and resources available, in accordance with the law.

Transgender Health Care at University of Utah Health

During a clinic visit, you and your family will be seen by one or more of our four providers. Our goals are to provide you with the care you need:

  • Answer questions about your gender journey.
  • Monitor your physical and mental health.
  • Manage hormone suppression or hormone therapy in accordance with Utah law.


  • Puberty blockers
  • Gender-affirming hormones
  • Nutrition wellness
  • Family planning
  • Coordinated care

*In general, Utah law prohibits hormone therapy and puberty blockers as treatment for gender dysphoria for anyone under the age of 18 who did not have a documented gender dysphoria diagnosis prior to January 28, 2023. However, Utah law creates a pathway for minors who have a documented gender dysphoria diagnosis prior to January 28, 2023, to receive gender-affirming hormone therapy and puberty blockers.


Clinic Locations

Adolescent Medicine Clinic with GeMS (Gender Management & Support)
Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services
81 North Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113

Adolescent Medicine Clinic
Intermountain Primary Children's Hospital Larry H. and Gail Miller Family Campus
2250 N Miller Campus Drive
Lehi, UT 84043

To schedule an appointment call 801-213-3599, option 1

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What to Expect at Your Appointment

What Can I Expect at My First Appointment?

Each person has a unique gender journey. Our team of experts will guide you through your medical journey. During your first appointment at our clinic, our team will get to know you and your parents/guardians.

We'll discuss the transition process and any questions you may have. We'll also talk about your medical history.

We'll need permission to contact your mental health therapist. If you don't have a therapist, we'll help you find one.

What Should I Bring to My First Appointment?

In order for your appointment to go as smoothly as possible, please bring a few items:

  • Names and phone numbers of your health care providers
  • List of any questions you have about your treatment or transition
  • List of current medications
  • Insurance information

What Can I Expect at Follow-up Appointments?

At future appointments, we will perform a physical exam and blood tests.

How Often Do I Need to Come to the Clinic?

 We'll usually plan to see you every 3—6 months, depending on your needs.

Questions About Hormones & Gender Affirming Surgery

When Can I Start Hormones?

Your overall health is important to us. Before prescribing medications we want to make sure that any physical or mental health conditions you have are being treated and well-managed.*

*In accordance with Utah law

When Can I Have Surgery?

Please note that the you must be at least 18 years old to have gender-affirming surgery in Utah.

Hear From Our Patient

Jace was standing in the bra section of a clothing store with his mom when suddenly he began to cry. Jace hadn’t been the kind of kid who struggled with his gender identity from a young age. But when puberty hit and his body became more feminine, it didn’t feel right.

Read Jace's Story