Gender Health Center – Programs


Gender Health Center’s programs are community based and directed. Our community tells us what they need and we make it happen. Our programs are also supported by our community by direct public donations. To find out more information on how you can help us continue to fill our community’s needs, please visit our Donation Page.

At Gender Health Center our counseling services focus on client-based narrative therapy which utilizes the power of people’s personal stories. Clients are encouraged, through a respectful and cooperative relationship, to address the issues in their lives that exist amidst social, political, and cultural storylines.

We will see anyone for any reason without regard to gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, marital status, veteran, or draft status. If you do want to see us about gender concerns, our counselors are trained to deal with LGBT concerns especially transgender.

Our counseling hours are from 9am to 9pm Monday through Friday and 10am – 5pm on Saturdays by appointment only. To get on our waiting list please call the office at (916) 455-2391 and we will get you in to speak with one of our counselors as soon as possible.

For more information about our counseling services please see our Counseling Page.

Our advocacy program was created to address a need in our community, voiced by community members. Life is complicated and sometimes scary and once in a while we all need a little help figuring out what to do next. Our advocacy program may be able to help, it’s totally free, and you don’t have to be transgender to access this service.

If you are seeking trans-related services, transition can be a daunting process that leaves many of us lost and confused at where to start or even how to get it started. Don’t worry, we are here to help. As with many things in life, there is more than one road to take and none of them are wrong. Transition is a personal process that is different for everyone and may or may not include hormone replacement therapy, training your primary care physicians, surgeries, name and gender change court paperwork, and/or other services.

Services Offered:

Advocacy Services
Advocates meet with clients on a bi-weekly or weekly basis to set goals using a strengths-based, client-centered approach. The program works to connect clients with resources and to assist clients in navigating all GHC services when appropriate, such as counseling, name and gender change assistance, health insurance options, economic empowerment program, hormone clinics and legal health clinics.

Name and Gender Change Paperwork Assistance
Advocates assist clients in filling out name and gender change court paperwork and identity documents, such as driver license, birth certificate, passport and social security changes; become familiar with the court process for changing name and gender; provide information to clients around the process for legal name and gender change.

Covered California Outreach and Education
GHC is Northern California’s link to affordable health care. Currently, we are working under a grant from Covered California to find uninsured folks, focusing on the queer and trans community in Northern California. We table at community events, host town hall meetings and educational workshops.

Economic Empowerment Program
GHC provides employment and career counseling appointments. Advocates do an assessment to refer to employment and career counselors.

Time: Mon – Fri (by appointment only)
Location: Gender Health Center, 2020 29th Street, Suite 201, Sacramento, CA 95817; (916) 455-2391
Cost: FREE
Schedule Appointment: Call GHC at (916) 455-2391 for more info or to schedule an appointment

GHC’s Community Outreach is responsible for organizing media events, fundraising events like our annual party, the Gender Bender Ball, and other community events like Sacramento’s Transgender Day of Rememberance. Outreach also networks with other organizations and coordinates tabling at local events, screens and recruits office and event volunteers, provides training and orientation for volunteers, as well as outside trainings for the community. outreach-2797939

Need a Gender 101 presentation for your school or organization? Find out more HERE!

Danelle’s Place is a thrice-weekly trans safe drop-in respite and social space for community members who need a break from the stress of daily life. We provide rest and relaxation, individual and group chat, narrative re-authoring activities, and art therapy.


Time: Monday 11am – 5pm, Thursday 3pm – 6pm, & Friday 3pm – 6pm
Location: Gender Health Center, 2020 29th Street, Suite 103, Sacramento, CA 95817; (916) 455-2391
Cost: FREE
Appointments: Drop-in!

Are your identity documents out of synch with your preferred name and/or gender? Need a new driver’s license, birth certificate, etc…? There are so many forms and rules and they are constantly changing! We can help you decide which forms you need and help you fill them out to get the results you want. By appointment only! Call us now to schedule an appointment.

Time: Mon – Fri (by appointment only)
Location: Gender Health Center, 2020 29th Street, Suite 201, Sacramento, CA 95817; (916) 455-2391
Cost: FREE
Schedule Appointment: Call GHC at (916) 455-2391 for more info or to schedule an appointment

Gender Health Center runs a free/donation based Hormone Prescription clinic in collaboration with the UC Davis school of medicine and UC Davis Family Practice. GHC is NOT a medical facility and we cannot provide any primary care services. The clinic is run by 1st & 2nd year medical students under the supervision of licensed family practitioners.

  • Labs are drawn free of charge at the clinic.
  • GHC also provides a social space for community members to connect at during clinic while they wait to be seen.
  • Free Rapid HIV tests are also provided at clinic
  • Free legal health advocacy is also provided for those who are having issues with insurance or other healthcare related issues (provided by LSNC)

The hormone clinic provides services to community members who would otherwise not have access to medication, however, we do not turn anyone away (hormones are prescribed on a case-by-case basis, following current WPATH standards of care and an informed consent model). Our interdisciplinary team centers around meeting every patient’s health advocacy needs, like getting access to health coverage, a primary care provider and attaining any other medical transition goals.

Due to the nature of the clinic being held only twice a month and it being a free/donation based service, the clinic is extremely impacted. New patients to the clinic can expect a 2-3 month wait to be seen. We understand that this isn’t the timeliest circumstance, but our health advocates are here to work with you to help you potentially get connected to care in a primary care setting.

Please do not hesitate to call us, ask questions or make an appointment with a health advocate to get you into the clinic and connected to care. We are here to support you every step of the way.

**If you are a medical provider needing information or consultation to learn how to prescribe and manage medication please contact alejandro(at)**

Dates: 1st & 3rd Friday of each month
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm (by appointment only)
Location: Gender Health Center, 2020 29th Street, Suite 201, Sacramento, CA 95817; (916) 455-2391
Cost: Donation of $5 (or more) per visit

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, come into the GHC office at 2020 29th St., ste. 201, call the office at (916) 476-2916,
or send email to scripts(at) Spaces fill quickly, so call today.