Equitable, inclusive, comprehensive care for transgender members of our community.
We understand the challenges that individuals who identify as transgender, or somewhere along the gender non-conforming spectrum, have in finding appropriate medical care to meet their individual needs. We have a dedicated Transgender Services Navigator who can help you connect with providers and services, including:
- specially-trained primary care providers
- hormone replacement therapy
- gender transition surgery
Our mission at Middlesex Health to provide the safest, highest-quality health care, and the best experience possible for our community. We take that mission seriously and know that caring for our whole community means providing sensitive, compassionate, and state-of-the-art care to LGBTQ members of our community. Middlesex Health is one of only eight health care providers in the State of Connecticut to be recognized by the Health Equity Index as a LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader.
Our Transgender Services Navigator—Angel Roubin, PsyD, LPC—provides an array of services for transgender patients at Middlesex Health.
Click the button below to visit Dr. Roubin's profile and learn more about how she can help patients navigate the health care system, make complex care decisions, and cope with emotional issues that may arise before, during, or after transition.
Understanding and affirming the lives of transgender persons.
Middlesex Health offers two support groups for transgender members of our community and their allies. These groups are free and are facilitated by medical staff with special expertise in transgender care.
- Gender Discussion Group: This group is for individuals who are transgender, gender non-conforming, or questioning.
Learn more and see upcoming dates
- Family/Friends/Supports Group: This group is for friends, family members, and others who support transgender, gender non-conforming, or questioning persons.
Learn more and see upcoming dates
Behavioral Health Services
Gender non-conforming/transgender individuals can feel a strong conflict between their gender (inner sense of who they are) and their physical sex characteristics. This conflict can sometimes manifest itself in depression, isolation and destructive behaviors. Middlesex Health’s psychiatrists and behavioral health clinicians are available and trained to help individuals, couples and families lead emotionally healthy lives.
Gender Transition Surgery
Our surgical specialists in gynecology, urology, and plastic surgery bring expertise, experience and compassion to a host of feminizing and masculinizing surgical procedures for our transgender patients.
At Middlesex Health, we are pleased to have Kathryn Tierney, M.S.N, A.P.R.N.-B.C., lead our gender-affirming hormone therapy program, in collaboration her colleagues in endocrinology and within our network of primary care physicians.
Infectious Disease Testing and Treatment
Our Infectious Disease specialists (part of the Middlesex Multispecialty Group) can provide special insight and expertise regarding the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infections of all types including HIV and chronic Hepatitis B and C.
Middlesex Hospital’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department provides a number of services that may be helpful to the transgender person. Hormone therapies, medications or gender transition surgery can sometimes result in problems with movement, ongoing pain or bladder issues. The Department offers several programs to help with these issues. All of our locations have private spaces for you and your therapists to work on helping you feel better and aiming for the best outcome.
It’s a fact that a high percentage of transgender individuals do not have a primary care physician and do not seek to establish this very important medical relationship. The reasons for this are varied, but at Middlesex Health, we have a network of specially-trained primary care physicians so that we can change this statistic. Our providers welcome the opportunity to work with you on your well-being. Our primary care offices provide a safe, welcoming environment and the physician’s relationship with you is individualized to meet your specific needs.
Continence & Pelvic Health
Gender transition, including or not including gender confirming surgery, can bring up a wide range of concerns around bladder and bowel health, as well as sexual function and intimacy. At the Center for Continence and Pelvic Health, our urologists, gastroenterologists, OB/GYNS, and physical rehabilitation therapists work together to create customized treatment plans to meet your needs and provide compassionate, discrete, comprehensive pelvic health care.
Learn more about our program and the providers who will support you.
- At Middlesex Health’s transgender medicine program, patients find compassion, sensitivity | Hartford Courant
- ALLIES for the Journey | CT Voice Magazine
- A First of Its Kind Program for Transgender Community in CT | WTNH