Project HEALTH today launched TransLine, a first of its kind online medical consultation service that provides up-to-date clinical information and individualized case consultation across a broad range of clinical transgender issues.
TransLine will give any clinician in the USA access to assistance to address difficult questions, free of charge. This service will be critical for providers who have not previously cared for transgender patients.
TransLine was designed by LMHS and Transgender Law Center in collaboration with Callen Lorde Community Health Center (New York), Fenway Health (Boston), Mazzoni Center (Philadelphia), Howard Brown Health Center (Chicago), and Chase Brexton Health Services (Baltimore).
TransLine will initially be staffed by LMHS clinicians, who will respond to inquiries within two business days, and will eventually grow to include expert clinicians working at other LGBT health centers across the country. This nationwide collaboration will lead to the establishment of a national standard for transgender health care and identify best practices that can be shared.