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Important Information About Transgender Health Care at Dignity Health

At Dignity Health our goal is to deliver compassionate, high-quality, and affordable health services to all, including transgender patients and their families, offering a wide range of transgender health care at our inpatient and outpatient facilities. Guided by robust policies, Dignity Health prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression, and calls on all employees to provide unbiased, respectful, sensitive care to transgender, non-binary, and gender-expansive patients and their families. Our network of care includes, but is not limited to, offerings such as hormone therapy, psychological services, mastectomy, breast augmentation, orchiectomy, and hysterectomy, although not all services are available at all facilities.

When a service is not available at a given location, care is transitioned to a provider within reasonable driving distance that offers the desired service. For example, providers are made aware that some sterilizing procedures, including some surgeries, are not performed at our Catholic facilities (see list below), and in these instances providers transition a patient’s care to other providers within a reasonable distance, including our non-Catholic facilities (see list below). These non-Catholic facilities include Dignity Health’s Saint Francis Hospital in San Francisco, where The Gender Institute has been recognized as a pre-eminent center offering a “best in class” experience in transgender healthcare. 

We welcome inquiries from patients and providers about the wide range of transgender health care available at our facilities. We are deeply committed to providing high-quality, supportive, welcoming care, regardless of gender identity or expression. 

California Catholic facilities**:

  • Mercy Hospital of Folsom
  • Mercy Medical Center Mount Shasta
  • Mercy Medical Center Redding
  • Mercy San Juan Medical Center
  • Dominican Hospital
  • Mercy General Hospital
  • Arroyo Grande Hospital
  • Marian Regional Medical Center
  • St. Mary’s Medical Center
  • St. John’s Regional Medical Center
  • St. John’s Hospital Camarillo
  • St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health
  • St. Joseph’s Medical Center
  • Mercy Medical Center Merced
  • St. Bernardine Medical Center
  • St. Elizabeth Community Hospital
  • St. Mary Medical Center Long Beach
  • Mercy Hospitals of Bakersfield - Southwest
  • Mercy Hospitals of Bakersfield - Truxtun

**As a general principle, our Catholic facilities do not perform sterilizing hysterectomies and orchiectomies on any patient regardless of gender identity or expression.

California other than Catholic facilities:

  • Bakersfield Memorial Hospital
  • French Hospital Medical Center
  • California Hospital Medical Center
  • Northridge Hospital Medical Center
  • Methodist Hospital of Sacramento
  • Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital
  • Woodland Memorial Hospital
  • Glendale Memorial Hospital
  • Saint Francis Memorial Hospital
  • Community Hospital of San Bernardino
  • Sequoia Hospital
  • Mark Twain Medical Center