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Specialty Clinics and Other Services Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health

Gender Identity Clinic

Range of Services

The clinic offers comprehensive psychiatric assessments for clients seeking sex reassignment surgery for Gender Dysphoria. Currently, this is the only clinic in Ontario 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 Health Ontario 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:

GIC Secretary:
(416) 535-8501, ext. 36833

CAMH Switchboard 416-535-8501
CAMH General Information Toronto: 416-595-6111 Toll Free: 1-800-463-6273
Connex Ontario Help Lines
Queen St.
1001 Queen St. W
Toronto, ON
M6J 1H4
Russell St.
33 Russell St.
Toronto, ON
M5S 2S1
College St.
250 College St.
Toronto, ON
M5T 1R8
Eight offices across Ontario