Gender-Affirming Care

At UC San Diego Health, you'll find providers who understand that gender-affirming care can help you live a healthier, more authentic life.

We know that getting high-quality health services can be challenging for those who are transgender or nonbinary. Look to UC San Diego Health for the most comprehensive gender health program. We are the only hospital system in San Diego to offer the full spectrum of gender-affirming services to individuals 18 years of age and older. 

We want to help you feel comfortable through your gender journey. That's why we offer coordinated care with a licensed clinical social worker to help you navigate our services in a way that meets your individual needs.

How to Become a Patient

To become a patient, you can work with our Gender Health team or can make an appointment directly with the appropriate doctor on the list below. If you have an HMO insurance plan, you will need your primary care physician to refer you to a specialist. You may also select a primary care physician with our gender health program.

Select a Primary Care Physician

Care Coordination

Rai Khamisa, LCSW (they/them), is our Gender Health Program manager. Rai is a POC gender-affirming licensed therapist who prides themselves on serving the communities they inhabit. They have built their career on working with queer and trans/gender diverse individuals, BIPOC communities, and universities and businesses that want to provide a more affirming environment for gender diverse individuals.

They continue to work towards reaching communities that identify in the LGB+, trans, gender diverse, and BIPOC spectrums through therapy and case management, supervision, program development and training.

Working closely with patients, medical staff, our gender health insurance specialist and other program managers, they hope to earn your trust in supporting you during your gender journey. For more information, email us at or call 619-543-3633.

Providers and Key Services

To better serve the transgender, nonbinary and gender diverse communities, we offer a targeted, multidisciplinary approach to gender health that includes primary care physicians and medical specialists with experience in gender-affirming care. With this comprehensive approach, you can select the services and surgeries that are right for you and your gender health goals.


Due to privacy and ethical considerations, we do not publish photos of our patients on our website. During your consultation, you will have the opportunity to view pre-operative and postoperative patient photographs.