Gender Health Services

Gender health care that meets your needs.

Gender diversity refers to behaviors or appearances that do not match traditional ideas about gender. People who identify as transgender have a gender identity or expression that differs from their assigned sex at birth. 

It is important to have a healthcare provider who understands your needs. Need2Know Lake County offers confidential gender health care. We welcome all people. We do not discriminate based on a person’s race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, past or current drug use, or ability to pay.


You are not alone, find support. Call (847) 377-8450

Surgery Navigation

Surgery Navigation

For some gender diverse people, surgery is a natural part of affirming gender. This can be a complicated process that is always changing. Our health navigators and behavioral health staff are here to help you navigate this process.  

Surgeries may include:

  • Breast augmentation (giving a more prominent chest/breasts)
  • Mastectomy (taking away breasts)
  • Orchiectomy (taking away testicles) 
  • Vaginoplasty (creating a vagina)
  • Phalloplasty (creating a penis)

Hormne Services

Hormone Services

We provide hormone replacement therapy for transgender and gender diverse people. Our medical providers treat you with respect and dignity. We can work with you to decide if hormones are right for you.

Hormne Services

Support Services

Support Group

Join our support group for all gender-diverse people over age 14. Our group is not a therapy group. It is for social support, education, and fun!  

Topics can include:

  • Name changes
  • Gender/sexuality 101
  • How to come out
  • What to expect from hormones 
  • Being transgender in the workplace
  • Gender diversity in dating 
  • Immigration and gender diversity

Health Navigation

Health navigation is a free service that helps people coordinate their medical care. We can help you with:

  • Doctor appointments
  • Any problems you may have with medication and a provider
  • Transportation
  • Referrals

Additional Resources

Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking

A Safe Place
2710 17th St Ste 100, Zion, IL 60099 
Phone: (847) 731-7165 

Sexual Abuse

Zacharias Center
4275 Old Grand Ave, Gurnee, IL 60031
Phone: (847) 244-1187

LGBTQ Suicide Helplines

The Trevor Helpline
Phone: 1-866-4UTREVOR

Trans Lifeline US
Phone: (877) 565-8860

LGBT National Youth Talkline 
Phone: 1-800-246-7743

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
Phone: 988

National Runaway Safeline
Phone: 1-800-RUNAWAY

More Information

Human Rights Campaign