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THE WI TRANSGENDER HEALTH DIRECTORY

Kellen Grimm L.Ac

Acupuncturist & Herbalist

Acupuncture/Chinese medicine provider

I provide acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, cupping, gua sha, pre- and post-op care, and scar treatments. I also offer a free initial consultation to answer questions about how my practice can serve you.

As a transgender person, I am passionate about trans competent health care and the intersection of social justice and health. I live dedicated to the transformation of the body-mind-soul in order to achieve growth, balance, and passion. I see how, in our society, holistic health in general and acupuncture in particular commonly exclude some people. Thus, I am committed to maintaining a practice that is anti-racist and anti-classist.

I co-own North Node Clinic with my partner, Ellice Plant. We started our clinic to serve Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex people in an accessible and affordable way. We believe that competent care is about trusting your expertise about your body, your experiences, and your goals. While we are white, we do not know how to treat all white people; we need to ask and to listen. While we are queer and trans, our experiences and our goals differ from each other’s and from queer and trans people all over Milwaukee; to support our LGBTQI clients, we need to ask and to listen.

A struggle many people face in accessing healthcare is having to educate their providers about their identities. At North Node Clinic, we know it is our responsibility to reach outside our own personal experiences in order to understand clients who do not share our identities. We have rich professional histories that have educated us, and we are dedicated to continuing education not at the expense of our clients’ time with us.

At North Node Clinic, you will be trusted as the foremost expert in your treatment needs, and we will work to be witness and ally to your experience and growth.

Provider’s Gender: Nonbinary, Transgender

Provider’s Pronouns: they/them

Provider’s Sexual Orientation: Queer

Provider’s Race: White/European descent

Provider’s Languages: English

Language Interpreters Available: No

Cost for Language Interpreters: none

Insurance Accepted by Provider: None

Other Payment Options Available: Fee-for-service

Types of Visits Offered by Provider: Home visits, Services at community organizations

Trans-specific AODA services: Array

Level of undress required to receive services: Patients can undress or remained dressed to their level of comfort., Area(s) that I am working on must be uncovered., Patients can keep any prostheses/braces related to gender/transition and/or medical conditions/disabilities on during the session.

Types of ID accepted to receive services No ID Required

How old must a person be to receive services? 18

Parent/guardian consent required for minors under age 18 to receive care? Yes

Accepting new patients? Yes

Informed Consent model for transition care Yes
Large volume of Trans patients Yes
2+ years’ experience working with Trans people Yes
5+ years’ experience working with Trans people No
10+ years’ experience working with Trans people No
Significant experience monitoring hormones for Trans patients n/a
Significant experience monitoring puberty blockers for Trans patients n/a
Intake forms are Trans inclusive (paper and/or electronic) Yes
Patients can easily change name and/or gender in records Yes
Has process in place to allow different name and/or gender marker in records and for insurance/billing Yes
Correct name and gender on all records and print-outs (wristbands, orders, lab results, etc.), regardless of legal name or gender Yes
“All Gender” bathrooms available onsite Yes
All bathrooms onsite are “All Gender” Yes
Has received training in providing Trans affirming care Yes
All staff in practice/office have received training in providing Trans affirming care Yes
Enforces Trans-inclusive nondiscrimination & anti-harassment policies Yes
All services are open for people of all genders Yes
Gender-specific services open for Trans people based on identity and/or comfort, not legal or birth-assigned sex Yes
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Address

North Node Clinic
231 E Buffalo St, Suite 306
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202


Business Hours

Monday: 10-8
Tuesday: 10-8
Wednesday: 10-5
Thursday: 12-5
Friday: 10-5
Saturday: 10-5
Sunday: Closed

Office Location Type: A building that contains other businesses and/or providers you are not affiliated with

Is Provider Office Accessible/ADA-compliant? No

Parking/Transportation Available at Provider Office? Paid parking lot/structure, Paid/Metered street parking, Within 1 block of a bus line/other public transit


Contact Information

 (414) 239-8234
 kellen@northnodeclinic.org
 http://northnodeclinic.org

43.033482, -87.908004

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