LAST UPDATED 1/2/2024
Due to Florida Senate Bill 254, there are new requirements for prescribing Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy (GAHT) in Florida. We know these new requirements and all the changes present extra barriers to care, and we are committed to helping you get the care you need. We will update this page and notify you via email if anything changes with the requirements.
All FL members will start with a telehealth video visit with one of our Nurse Practitioners. During this visit, you and your clinician will review your medical history and discuss your care plan. Please note: you must have a virtual visit before your in-person visit.
After your virtual visit, you will have a required in-person visit with a physician/doctor to review and sign an Informed Consent form. FOLX will help you schedule this visit with us.
Booking Your In-Person Visit
If you are a FOLX member, we will email you a link to schedule an appointment and the location address.
We have in-person hubs in the locations below:
- Aventura (which is between Fort Lauderdale and Miami)
- Fort Myers
The fee for an in-person visit is $40. The card on file will be charged after the appointment has been scheduled. In-person visits are brief and offered at a reduced rate to support members in meeting this requirement. Insurance cannot be used for these visits at this time.
- Changes to your GAHT Medication (changing routes, adding a new GAHT medication, or switching oils due to an allergic reaction): You must sign a new informed consent in person for the new GAHT medication you are taking. Note that this includes changing the route of your medication, such as switching from estrogen (E) patches to E pills.
- Allergic reactions: we can send a one-time refill of the new medication. However, you must be seen in person to sign a new informed consent form before we can send any additional medication refills.
- Changes in dosage: You do not need an in-person visit or a new consent form to change your dosage. Dosage changes can be done virtually. Message your Care Team in your Athena Patient Portal, or schedule a video visit to discuss more!
- Psychological Social Assessment: As of August 2023, There is no longer a requirement for a psychological/social assessment to receive gender-affirming hormone therapy in Florida.