LGBTQ+ Services

McLaren Health Plan promotes a culture of inclusivity and diversity of lived experience.

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Mental Health

According to the most recent Trevor Project Survey

  • 45% of LGBTQ+ youth seriously considered suicide in the past year
  • 14% of LGBTQ+ youth attempted suicide in the past year
  • 60% of LGBTQ+ youth who wanted mental health care in the past year were not able to get it
  • 73% of LGBTQ+ youth reported symptoms of anxiety
  • 58% of LGBTQ+ youth experienced symptoms of depression
  • 36% of LGBTQ+ youth reported they have been physically threatened or harmed due to their gender identity

Source: The Trevor Project, 2022 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health

Caring for yourself includes proper mental health. McLaren Health Plan Medicaid member benefits include unlimited mental health visits, in-network and out-of-network, with no authorization required. Use our online search tool or Contact Customer Service if you need assistance locating a provider. McLaren Community and Health Advantage members should contact Customer Service for specific mental health benefit information.

Gender Affirmation Procedures

Surgical gender affirmation procedures, also known as gender reaffirmation, are procedures for genital and non-genital surgeries that may include:

  • Intersex Surgery
  • Breast removal and/or reconstruction
  • Penis and/or scrotum removal
  • Construction of artificial vagina and female genitalia
  • Construction of artificial penis and male genitalia
  • Hysterectomy

Surgical procedures for gender affirmation require prior authorization to review for medical necessity. McLaren Health Plan uses the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) guidelines to determine medical necessity.

For more information, contact Customer Service at 888-327-0671.

Fertility Services

Services for infertility are generally excluded from Medicaid coverage. Services may be covered for our Community and Health Advantage members. Contact our Customer Service Department for an explanation of your specific benefits.

HIV Prevention and Contraception

Learn more about family planning and contraceptive coverage

CDC Information on HIV Prevention and PrEP therapy

Helpful Resources

  • Contact our Customer Service Department and ask to speak to your nurse if you need assistance with obtaining health care or other needed resources.
  • FindHelp – McLaren Health Plan’s searchable database of a variety of community resources including food, education, housing, jobs, and other things you may need.
  • Ruth Ellis Center – provides trauma-informed services and resources for LGBTQ+ youth and young adults with an emphasis on support for young people of color.
  • The Trevor Project – provides information and support including counseling services to LGBTQ+ youth 24/7
  • The Michigan Department of Health and Human Resources provides a comprehensive list of available resources