University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital is home to Iowa’s only pediatric lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning (LBGTQ) clinic. This specialized clinic is staffed by a pediatric endocrinologist – a doctor who works with the system that produces hormones – as well as a family medicine doctor.  A pediatric psychiatrist with special expertise in the diagnosis of gender dysphoria (as well as all other psychiatric issues in children) as well as evaluation for appropriateness of hormone therapy for gender transition is also available. The primary focus of the pediatric LGBTQ clinic is to provide hormone therapy for children undergoing gender transition, are transgender, a-gender, or gender-questioning.  Our care team will also provide evaluation for other hormonal disorders of puberty and gender, and sexual development disorders.  All LGBTQ clinic staff are trained through the Safe Zone Project to ensure a welcoming and affirming environment for patients and families.  Adult patients are cared for at the UI Health Care LGBTQ clinic

Services include:

  • Evaluation of the gender-questioning or transgender child
  • Hormone therapy for blocking the onset of puberty
  • Hormone therapy for gender transition (testosterone and/or estrogen)
  • Evaluation of both children and adults with possible disorders of sexual differentiation (formerly called intersex disorders)
  • Resource and referral information and assistance

Insurance billing information

We submit insurance claims to Medicaid and most common commercial insurance providers. 

Locations and Contact

  • UI Health Care–Iowa River Landing
    105 East 9th Street
    Coralville, Iowa 52241
    In House Directions: IRL, Level 4
    Hours
    • Tuesdays 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Contact
    • 319-467-2000
  • UI Stead Family Children's Hospital
    2400 Colloton Pavilion
    200 Hawkins Drive
    Iowa City, Iowa 52242
    In House Directions: Elevator F, Level 2
    Hours
    • Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Contact
    • Appointment: 319-356-2229
    • Emergency: 319-356-1616
    • Toll Free: 888-573-KIDS (5437)
  • UI Stead Family Children's Hospital–Quad Cities
    865 Lincoln Road
    Bettendorf, Iowa 52272
    Contact
    • Phone: 563-344-2240
    • Toll free: 877-386-9105
  • UI Health Care–Scott Boulevard
    3640 Middlebury Road
    Iowa City, Iowa 52245
    Hours
    • Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Contact
    • Phone: 319-467-6789

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