Accepting new patients

No ratings to display.

Amy Penkin, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.

Accepting new patients

  • Clinical Program Manager, Transgender Health Program

Expertise

Special focus

  • Transgender Care

About me

Amy Penkin joined OHSU in January 2015 as the Program Coordinator for the newly launched Transgender Health Program (www.ohsu.edu/transhealth). She has been a clinical social worker for 20 years and throughout her career has provided direct care, advocacy, and education in community mental health and healthcare environments. Since 2005 she has been responsible for program/policy development, grant writing, clinical supervision for social workers seeking licensure, and program management. Amy has a history of providing and overseeing care for the LGBTQ community and is dedicated to promoting health equity for these and other underserved populations experiencing health disparities. In addition to working in the Portland Metro Area since 2009, her history includes teaching and working as a social worker, advocate, consultant, and private practice therapist in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Amy has travelled extensively for social work and human rights projects in Central and South America and throughout Asia. Amy earned her master’s degree in social work from the University of California, Berkeley and subsequently served as adjunct faculty and field instructor for Schools of Social work at UC Berkeley, San Francisco State University, Smith College and Portland State University.

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish (some)

Education and training

    • M.S.W., 1999, University of California, Berkeley
Read staff profile

Insurance

Before scheduling your appointment, we recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the OHSU Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any copayments, co–insurance, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with OHSU providers, your out of pocket liability may be higher. Visit the billing and insurance section of our site for more information.