to any trans men who are on hormones and dont have it covered by insurance can u tell me if it is expensive and how u saved the money for it??? i am 18yrs old uninsured and i make under $8 an hour so im afraid its going to be expensive for me and i wont be able to afford it since my job doesnt give me many hours
My T is covered by insurance, but only the dinky little 1mL vials which will only last me about a month so I pay out of pocket for the 10mL vials, which last me closer to 6 months.
These cost between $90 and $120 (sometimes I get an AAA discount).
You’ll also need to buy syringes and needles, which my pharmacy sells for about $1 apiece.
Before you can start T though, your doctor will likely require a series of blood tests, which can be pricey (my pre-insurance cost was $1100) and my doctor wanted them redone every 6 months. A lot of different laboratories have sliding scale fees for the uninsured though, so you should definitely check into that to cut down on the cost.
If you’re considering androgel, that is, I believe, around $500 a month and most American insurances don’t cover it anyway for some reason. I don’t have any personal knowledge of that because I use testosterone cypionate.
Hope that helps a bit.