The assessment is conducted in line with the standards of care set out by World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH) and differs depending the type of affirmation being sought (e.g., hormones or surgery). The WPATH standards of care are available here: https://www.wpath.org/publications/soc
Current mental illness does not necessarily mean that you would not meet criteria for affirmation, it may just mean that further mental health support may be required to ensure these difficulties are managed in order to decrease any chances of having a negative impact on affirmation.
The assessment also explores readiness for affirmation, expectations, and supports. If required, there may also be elements of therapy included in the assessment process as deemed necessary. As part of the assessment, and with your permission, Jamie may need to speak to other healthcare professionals involved in your care. Once the assessment is complete, Jamie will be required to write a report to whichever medical professional is supporting you in your affirmation (e.g., a GP or surgeon).
Assessment sessions are $220 for a 50 minute session. With a GP referral and valid mental health care plan a rebate of $129.55 is available for each session. The cost for the report is $300 (plus GST). Medicare does not provide a rebate for reports.
Assessments can be completed Australia-wide (via Telehealth) or face to face at the clinic.
Please contact the clinic on 03 9068 7832 for availability.
Transhub: https://www.transhub.org.au/ a digital information and resource platform for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People and their loved ones.
*Gender dysphoria is the feeling of discomfort of distress that can occur in people whose gender identity differs from their sex presumed at birth, or sex-related physical characteristics.
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