For many trans, non-binary, and gender-expansive people, hair restoration can be an important part of medical transitioning. We are proud to start offering restorative hair transplants on-site in our San Francisco office, working with exclusively trans and gender-diverse folks.
If you are a feminine-spectrum trans woman or gender-diverse person who experiences dysphoria related to your hairline or high forehead, we would love to help you move forward with your transition-related goals. The Insurance Advocacy Team at the Gender Confirmation Center is excited to work with patients to petition insurance companies to cover this service.
Just as with surgery, in order for insurance companies to agree to cover these costs, you need to provide a letter from a licensed mental health professional that outlines your specific need for hair transplants based on experiences with gender dysphoria related to that procedure. After you provide us with the letter and a copy of your insurance card, we will get back to you with information on how much your insurance will cover and how much you will be asked to pay out of pocket. Please contact our office to find out if your insurance company covers these services and to make a hair restoration appointment.
If restorative hair transplants will reduce your experience with dysphoria and you do not currently have a mental health provider, you can use the WPATH Provider Search tool to find someone in your area who is equipped to write you a letter of recommendation.
While we can’t promise that your insurance company will agree to cover any or all of the cost of getting hair transplants, our staff is here to work with you and your insurance to the best of our ability. The more we’re able to advocate for coverage with insurance companies, the better equipped we will be to offer these services moving forward.