Range of Services
clinic offers comprehensive psychiatric assessments for clients seeking sex reassignment surgery for Gender Dysphoria. Currently, this is the only clinic
that has been empowered by the Ministry of Health to recommend funding approval
for sex reassignment surgery. We also offer consultations and support to anyone over
18 who wishes to explore issues related to their gender identity or gender
dysphoria which may include any degree of transgender expression. While we can offer assessments for hormone
treatment, for clients with uncomplicated histories this is best done with your
primary health care practitioner. The Trans health Coordinator at Rainbow
can be helpful in providing further information to you or your primary health
care practitioner. Please contact Matt Francino
for further information.
If you have questions about resources in your area you
may contact Christina Yager at 416-535-8501 x37043.
Group services can be very helpful to individuals
waitng for service or exploring issues related to gender identity. The CAMH Gender Identity clinic does not
offer groups. However, people within the
Toronto area are encouraged to contact the Sherbourne
Health Centre for their Gender Journeys program, a facilitated,
time-limited and closed support group supporting people questioning their
gender and/or contemplating transition; the 519 Church Street Community
Centre for open-ended, peer-based trans support groups; and Xpressions,
a membership-based support and social group for cross-dressers. If you are living elsewhere in Ontario and need help
locating group support in your area, please feel free to contact
the clinic social worker at CAMH Gender Identify Clinic.
The Referral Process
In order for you to be seen for consultation, the clinic
requires a referral from a licensed physician (designation: MD) or a nurse
practitioner (designation: NRP). Ask your doctor to fill out the CAMH Adult Referral Form. It should be
faxed to Access CAMH, CAMH’s new centralized
intake. If you have any questions about the referral or intake process, please
call Access CAMH.
Access CAMH phone: 416-535-8501, press 2
Access CAMH fax: 416-979-6815
The following links provide information about our clinic.
Guides for Surgery/Hormones (Source: Vancouver Coastal Health)
If you are an existing client or would like to
cancel/reschedule your appointment, please contact:
(416) 535-8501, ext. 36833