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Transgender Youth Program

 (802) 847-4612

1 South Prospect
Level 3
Burlington, VT 05401

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

At the UVM Children’s Hospital, we believe that all people, including children and teens, should be allowed to live their lives in their preferred gender. The Transgender Youth Program (TYP) supports gender-diverse youth and their families with a multidisciplinary team of medical, psychological and social work providers.

Services We Offer

The Transgender Youth Program strives to provide patients and families with comprehensive education and resources regarding available options for social and medical transition. We offer a spectrum of care, from simple observation and guidance to evidence-based developmentally appropriate medical interventions

Our clinic follows the guidelines for gender-affirmative care, as outlined by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Endocrine Society and the World Professional Association of Transgender Health.

After you are referred to the TYP, our social worker will call you, provide an introduction to the program and obtain some basic background information prior to your first visit to the clinic.

After intake, you will be scheduled for initial TYP psychology and medical visits. These are informational visits for patients, families and TYP staff to share information and consider next steps in care.

Unfortunately, TYP psychologists are not able to provide ongoing regular therapy for those who might need it; if you are interested in finding a therapist in the region with experience working with transgender youth, please reference this list.

After initial intake, our team offers medical care as indicated. We also provide referrals to other specialty providers as needed.

Contact the Transgender Youth Program

Patient and family support and education is a top priority, and we encourage parents to contact us with questions or concerns. For more information, please call us at 802-847-4696.

The TYP is open three days per month.

Gender Resources and Definitions

Gender-Diverse & Transgender Children (American Academy of Pediatrics)

Supporting and Caring for Transgender Children (Human Rights Campaign)

Changing Name and Gender on Identity Documents

Outright Vermont has created a Vermont-specific guide to name and gender changes on identity documents.

  • New York residents can find information about changing gender identity

Please contact the TYP clinic to speak with our social worker if you have any questions or concerns about this process.

Insurance Coverage for Gender Care

Vermont and New York medical insurance companies provide a wide range of coverage for gender-related care. If you have specific questions about insurance coverage, please call our clinic to speak with our social worker or nurse.

Legal Issues

Lambda Legal provides issue-specific fact sheets, brochures and toolkits on legal issues facing transgender youth and their families.

Online Resources

Regional Resources

Outright Vermont
241 N Winooski Ave, Burlington, VT 05401

Pride Center of Vermont
255 S. Champlain Street, Suite 12, Burlington, VT 05401

Vermont Diversity Health Project
255 S. Champlain Street, Suite 12, Burlington, VT 05401

Adirondack North Country Gender Alliance
PO Box 1113, Saranac Lake, NY 12983
ANCGA [at] outlook.com (ANCGA[at]outlook[dot]com)

Erica J. Gibson, MD
Pediatrics - Primary Care
Adolescent Medicine
Marlene T. Maron, PhD
Clinical Psychology
	  	  Elizabeth  McDonald, NP
Elizabeth McDonald, NP
Pediatrics - Primary Care
Kimberlee M. Roy, PhD
Clinical Psychology
	  	  Madison Smith, PsyD
Madison Smith, PsyD
Clinical Psychology