Range of Services
The clinic offers comprehensive mental health assessments for clients seeking transition-related surgeries for Gender Dysphoria. Currently, this is the only clinic in Ontario that has been empowered by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to recommend funding approval for transition-related surgery (although the government has announced a proposal to expand this to qualified health care providers across the province in early 2016.). 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. Please see Related Information on this page.
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 available on this website. 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. The contact information for referrals is:
Access CAMH phone: 416-535-8501, press 2
Access CAMH fax: 416-979-6815
The Gender Identity Clinic (Adult) is located on the 3rd floor at 100 Stokes Street, CAMH Toronto Location. (Queen and Ossington) However, some appointments take place at 250 College (College and Spadina). The appointment location will be confirmed with you at the time appointments are made.
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