Transgender Services

The Department will periodically contact patients waiting for an outpatient clinic appointment via SMS, with a link to an electronic form.  This is part of routine waitlist auditing to ensure patient details are up to date.  If you receive this SMS, please update your details.


North South North West Statewide

Pre-referral work-up


This condition is treated in the Sexual Health Services Tasmania clinic.

This is a multidisciplinary service providing gender affirming medical care in a framework as per the Australian Standards of Care.

Referral is desirable and should include:

  • detail of the reason for referral
  • relevant current medical history including mental health comorbidities
  • relevant current and past medications
  • allergies
  • demographic information



Interim/GP management

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

The Australian Standards of Care provides comprehensive advice.

Particularly use respectful and affirming language. Fears of experiencing stigma and discrimination by health professionals can be a barrier to people seeking care.

Please consider assessing for, and providing, a Mental Health Plan with referral to appropriate clinicians

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.

Transgender Services - Statewide Sexual Health Service (for people from 17 years to adults)

Tasmanian Gender Service (for children and young people up to 18 years) (gender dysphoria / gender diversity)


Proceed to Emergency Department (ED).
LGH ED Reception – Phone: (03) 6777 6405  Fax: (03) 6777 5201
MCH ED* – Phone: (03) 6478 5120  Fax: (03) 6441 5923
NWRH ED* – Phone: (03) 6493 6351 Fax: (03) 6464 1926
RHH ED Reception – Phone: (03) 6166 6100  Fax: (03) 6173 0489

Advice for medical practitioners can be given by the Medical Officer In Charge (MOIC) - see HealthPathways Tasmania for contact information.
*MCH and NWRH MOICs request GPs call them prior to referring a patient to ensure the patient is being sent appropriately to a safe destination.


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