Transgender Services

Availability

North South North West Statewide

Pre-referral work-up

History

This is a multi-disciplinary service and the team includes:

  • Clinical Nurse Consultant
  • Counsellor
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Sexual Health Physician
  • Visiting Specialist Psychiatrist (internal referral only)
  • Specialist Endocrinologist (internal referral only)

Patients can self-refer but involvement of a GP is preferred, staff can assist with finding a GP.

Referrals accepted for people 15 yrs and older.

Tests

No pre-referral testing or investigation is required but patients should be encouraged to link with Working It Out. This service links to additional resources.

The assessment and referral process can take some months and waiting times for specialist appointments may be up to six months.

Interim/GP management

To refer a patient with this condition, please see the Sexual Health clinic page for the full referral process and templates.

This clinic aims to provide an assessment and management service for patients with gender concerns and follows the guidelines published by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) and endorsed by ANZPATH.

All patients will require assessment by the Sexual Health clinical team before appointments with specialist Psychiatrist or Endocrinologist can be made. Ideally GP referral would be appreciated.

For more information please see the Tasmanian Health Pathways website.

Red flags are clinical indicators of possible serious underlying conditions requiring further medical intervention. They may or may not indicate an emergency.

Emergency:

Proceed to Emergency Department (ED). Please contact ED Medical Officer in Charge:
LGH ED
– Phone: (03) 6777 6405  Fax: (03) 6348 7382
MCH ED
– Phone: (03) 6478 5120  Fax: (03) 6426 5115
NWRH ED
– Phone: (03) 6493 6340  Fax: (03) 6430 6691
RHH ED
– Phone: (03) 6166 6100  Fax: (03) 6222 8919

Urgent:
Semi-urgent:
Routine:

Next available appointment