Gender Clinic

**please note this page is under construction and is subject to frequent changes**

Welcome to the Monash Health Gender Clinic

The Gender Clinic is a state-wide service that accepts referrals for individuals who are aged 17 and above and reside in the state of Victoria. We provide individualised, client centred care for trans, gender diverse and non-binary people with the aim of improving their health and well-being. We welcome sister-girls and brother-boys from our indigenous communities.

Our Staff

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Information

The Monash Health Gender Clinic aims to assist the trans, gender diverse and non-binary community through:

  • Conducting specialist mental health assessments relevant to gender dysphoria in accordance with international guidelines (World Professional Association for Transgender Health Standards of Care v7).
  • Referring where appropriate to experienced private or public clinicians who are able to assist with hormone therapy, surgery, psychotherapy or voice therapy.
  • Providing ongoing mental health support related to an individual’s gender transition.
  • Conducting multidisciplinary meetings to co-ordinate care for clients.

Please be advised that Gender Clinic is not an emergency response service for acute mental health conditions. Should urgent action be required, please contact your local Psychiatric Triage Service. If in the Monash Health area, call 1300 369 012.

The Gender Clinic currently has a wait list system but if you prefer a quicker response you may wish to be seen privately. For a list of private providers go to the following page: http://www.anzpath.org/about/service-providers/victoria/ or alternatively you can click on this link List of Private Providers. You can remain on the Gender Clinic waiting list whilst seeing private providers. 

The First Step

Access to specialist assessments is available publicly or privately. If you are interested in attending the Monash Health Gender Clinic (at no cost to you, but with a longer waitlist) please provide the following:

  • a referral from a medical doctor (preferably your GP)
  • complete the General Information Form found at the end of the Information Pack

Our preferred method is via email to the Gender Clinic. Alternatively you can send by post:

Gender Clinic
352 South Road
Hampton East Victoria 3188

Phone: (03) 9556 5216
Email: genderclinic@monashhealth.org

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the clinic between Monday and Friday 9am to 5pm.

Click on the following links to find out more: Gender Clinic Info Pack  Frequently Asked Questions

Health professionals

For general information on referral processes, services and educational resources, click here: Information for health care professionals

When referring to the clinic, please include the information here: Referral information required 

We provide secondary consultations for health practitioners working with trans, gender diverse and non-binary clients. For information click here: Secondary consultation

For information on working with non-binary clients, click here: Inclusive Practice with Non-Binary Clients

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Contact Us

Gender Clinic

352 South Road Hampton East Victoria 3188
Phone: (03) 9556 5216
Email: genderclinic@monashhealth.org

 

Latest News

Training provided to health professionals

10 May 2018

Recently, the Gender Clinic provided training to the Society of Australian Sexologists about research findings and clinical strategies for the sexual challenges and sexual health needs reported by our trans, gender diverse and non-binary clients. This was also a great opportunity to find new referral options for people seeking assistance in this area. The Gender Clinic also provided training to the Monash Health Psychology Graduate and Registrar Program, a training program for psychologists across various fields. This presentation aimed to help psychology registrars understand the role of mental health practitioners in trans and gender diverse healthcare.

Midsumma Carnival

17 January 2018

Midsumma Carnival saw a very successful Gender Clinic stall. 55 people completed our survey, and our life size unicorn and badge-making were very popular. Thanks to staff and community members for an enjoyable and productive day.

Community Forum

12 January 2018

A report that details the discussions and reccomendations from the Community Forum has been prepared by the facilitator, Healther Wellington. If you would like a copy, please send a request to riki.lane@monashhealth.org