Gender Clinic COVID-19 Update – 2 September 2022
The Gender Clinic currently has a long wait list: in July 2022, we were booking appointments for clients whose referrals were received in April 2021.
Gender Clinic staff are working both offsite and onsite. While telehealth is the Monash preference, we can offer face to face appointments when the clinician deems this is necessary. If you have an upcoming appointment, please contact our admin team to advise them if you would prefer a face to face appointment otherwise we will assume that the appointment is to be held via telehealth. Also advise the admin team if you would like to enter the building via a private side entrance, rather than the main front entrance.
For gender affirming surgeries, Mr Andrew Ives and Mr Cheng have very long wait lists at present for new clients. However they are both continuing to perform gender affirming surgeries. Please contact them directly if you need further information.
If you urgently need support, please see our resources lists: TGDNB Peer Support; Clinical Support. In particular Switchboard Victoria run two phone contact lines open every day: Rainbow Door 10am-5pm (https://www.rainbowdoor.org.au/ 1800 729 367); and QLife (QLife.org.au 1800 184 527) 3pm-midnight. Lifeline (Lifeline Australia 13 11 14) provide all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
In August 2020, the Gender Clinic commenced operating as a Specialist Clinic.
Secure eReferral by HealthLink is now our required method of referral; we no longer accept referrals by fax, email or post.
Find up-to-date information about how to send a referral to Monash Health Specialist Consulting Clinics on the eReferrals page on our website.