Please Note: The Trans Health Clinic is making improvements to our referral system. For this reason we are closed to new referrals at the moment. Please check back for an update of when we will reopen for referrals. Please see below for other service options.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Trans Health Program supports trans and gender diverse folks ages 17 and up who are residents of Ottawa and the Champlain Region. We work from a gender-affirming and informed consent approach which meets the standards in the Sherbourne Health Guideline for Gender-Affirming Primary Care.
**We are unable to provide services to Quebec residents or individuals with RAMQ**
The Gender Affirmative services we offer include:
Gender Journeys (peer support groups)
Please note that the video were filmed before Covid-19. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, we have adapted our services to social distancing rules.
Our clinic offers feminizing and masculinizing hormone starts. We tailor this service to your needs and transition goals. Our providers will explain the effects of hormones and work with you as you chose which medication is right for you. The clinic will also connect with your family doctor and give them information they need to continue prescribing hormones once you leave our clinic.
Surgery Referral Supports:
In order to be approved by OHIP for funded gender-affirming surgeries, you will need a surgery assessment from one or two health professionals depending on the surgery. We will ask you about your gender history, your health, and social circumstances. We will then explain to you in detail what the surgery entails and the aftercare process.
The counsellors can assist with gender exploration, managing gender dysphoria, and offer transition support. You may want your partner(s) and/or family to join you during appointments. Our counsellors have experience supporting diverse trans and non-binary people of various lived experiences. They understand the unique challenges faced by these diverse clients.
CCHC also offers same day single session LGBT2SQ+ counselling on Wednesdays from 12pm-8pm.
Gender Journeys Support Group:
The Gender Journeys group is ideal for those in the early stages of gender transitions ages 17+. This group is ideal for those who would appreciate a group context in which to learn about and discuss gender, transition options, and well-being. You do not have to be on hormones to participate - it is open for those who are on hormones, pre hormones, or don't want them at all.