Education, Peer Support, & Gender Marker Documents

Our team is prepared to help you through every step of your health care journey. Our patient coordinators can:

  • answer questions about the surgical process,
  • go through the surgery process steps, and
  • offer community resource referrals.

Patient Coordinators

Kathryn Nelson (they/them)

Jesse Fluetsch (he/him)

Education Classes

We offer monthly patient education classes that cover the range of services we offer in the program. We are always seeking out new community partners to offer health education content specific to your needs as a transgender or gender diverse person. Every seminar covers:

  • What to expect at your consultation.
  • How to prepare for your visit or surgery.
  • A description of the service delivered by the provider.
  • A patient panel to answer questions from a patient perspective.

View previously recorded seminars on our YouTube channel.

Peer Support Program

We offer a peer-based service for you to connect with other transgender patients who have volunteered to be peers. All of our peers are volunteers at the University of Utah Hospital and have been onboarded and trained to ensure the confidentiality of the information shared between a peer interaction.

This service is free and you can choose how involved you want your peer to be in your care.

Interested in Being Matched With a Peer?

Email us at transgenderhealth@hsc.utah.edu.

Gender Marker Document Changes

Our providers can provide you with the letter needed to change your gender marker on official documents. This process can take up to two weeks due to the time it takes to get notarization and mail the document.

Each state may have a different process. Our resources are specific to Utah. View our resources for steps to complete a name or gender marker change.

Traveling From Far Distances (Rural and Out of State)

Travel can be burdensome, and although we are able to do some visits via telehealth, please make accommodations to come in person as well. Good preparation is critical to a having a good outcome. You will be required to stay in Salt Lake City for between two to five weeks after the surgery, depending on the type of surgery, and will need someone to accompany you and assist during that time.

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We Want Your Feedback

We are constantly evolving as a program and welcome any feedback from the community that will help us meet our mission to provide safe, gender-affirmative care at University of Utah Health. Please email us at transgenderhealth@hsc.utah.edu.