Transgender Medicine

El Rio provides affirming, respectful, high-quality healthcare to the Tucson Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) communities.


We are dedicated to provide trans-affirming, patient centered care.

Primary Care Family Medicine – providing primary care (including preventative, chronic and acute services), gender-confirming hormone therapy and referral to specialists.

Primary Care Adolescent and Pediatric Medicine – providing primary care (including preventative, chronic and acute care services), gender-confirming hormone therapy, puberty blockers, discussions about gender identity and referrals to specialists.

Sexual & Reproductive Health Services – providing care for everyone in need of sexual and reproductive health services, including routine cervical cancer screening, atypical bleeding, PCOS, pelvic pain and pre-conception/fertility counseling. (Note: we do not provide primary care or gender confirming therapy through our providers).

Behavioral Health Services – Assistance with challenges managing chronic illness, barriers to making health changes, stress factors that impact physical health. We also assist with referrals to community resources.

Physical Therapy Services – For patients needing assistance with musculoskeletal injuries, arthritis, conditioning, and post-op orthopedic care.



Scarleteen | Sex Education For The Real World

Bread and Roses – Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (

TRANS LIFELINE – Transgender Suicide Hotline 1-877-565-8860

Southern Arizona Gender Alliance

Gay Tucson – General Resources

Fenway Health

Healthy Binding

Thornhill-Lopez Center on 4th

Families Transformed

Gender Spectrum

The Trevor Project

Human Rights Campaign