Thank you for your interest in accessing Trans related services through London InterCommunity Health Centre. Over the past five years, we have started and grown the Trans Health program and are continuously learning how to better serve the community.
We are pleased to inform you that the Southwest Local Health Integrated Network has provided dedicated funding for a full time registered nurse to support transgender health service at the Health Centre in the London-Middlesex catchment area. This additional staffing will help the Health Centre better serve the community.
With the additional staffing support, the Health Centre is committed to reducing the intake wait time, which is currently summer 2020. Because of this excessive wait time, and the introduction of our new staff, we are pausing any new referrals until April 1st, 2020 to reallocate our new and current resources, and attempt to alleviate this unsustainable delay. Access to initiating cross gender hormone therapy, access to new pubertal suppression and new assessment for surgical readiness are all closed. Please know that we continue to provide services for existing clients. As well, there is no disruption to accessing mental health services at this time.
Please note that only residents of London-Middlesex are eligible for services at the Health Centre. For anyone living outside this area, please consult your local Community Health Centre or Rainbow Health Ontario.
Trans Health Fact Sheet: 2018 Trans Health Team fact sheet
Trans Health Community Resources: 2018-12 LGBTQ2S Community Resource List for London