Primary Care Protocol for Transgender Patient Care
The mission of San Francisco’s Center of Excellence (CoE) for Transgender Health is to increase access to comprehensive, effective, and affirming health care services for our trans and gender-variant communities.
The CoE’s protocol is work in progress that intended to provide accurate, peer-reviewed medical guidance, and to provide a resource that can be shared with other provider colleagues and support staff to improve treatment capabilities as well as access to care for transgender patients.
Published April 2011 by the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health, University of California, San Francisco, Department of Family and Community Medicine.
It should be noted that this protocol is not a substitute for the WPATH Standards of Care (SOC), which describe diagnostic criteria and minimal, flexible guidelines concerning eligibility for certain transition-related treatments. Providers treating trans people who are undergoing or have undergone transition-related treatments should become familiar with the WPATH SOC, which is currently in its 7th edition.