Mazzoni Center’s Pediatric & Adolescent Comprehensive Transgender Services program, also known as PACTS., is the only community-based program of its kind in the Philadelphia area.
We recognize that trans youth and their families have specific needs and questions, and we have developed a comprehensive approach to addressing them.
Our collaborative approach to care draws on the input and expertise of multiple departments within Mazzoni Center - medical providers, social workers, therapists, and legal staff - to provide the best possible care for clients. We use an informed consent model, assessing current knowledge and educating the family about treatment options and other medical issues surrounding the social and medical transition process.
The PACTS Team works together to form a comprehensive and individual treatment plan for each patient and family.
In addition, we offer quarterly social events and/or educational workshops for youth and their loved ones, often in collaboration with other agencies in Philadelphia serving LGBTQ youth such as The Attic Youth Center. PACTS. program participants have found these added supports to be an extremely valuable aspect of the program.
Mazzoni Center also produces the annual Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference, drawing over some 4,000 participants from around the globe. The conference is free and offers hundreds of workshops including youth, teen and parent tracks.
As a non-profit agency, Mazzoni is committed to ensuring that all families have access to quality care. We accept most insurances and have an affordable sliding scale for those who are uninsured. This makes previously unattainable family and community health care possible for many people.
Our goal is to provide quality care in an affordable and culturally sensitive environment. We want families to know they are not alone, and to be able to access the many supports and resources that can help them make this journey together. For more information about PACTS please contact Trans Services Manager Elaine Dutton at 215-563-0652 x 320 or [email protected]