Services & Programs

Gender Variance Program

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The Gender Variance Program is divided into Pediatric and Adult components. The Pediatric GVP provides healthcare and support for youth with gender variance and their families. The Adult GVP provides medical and psychological support for individuals 19+.

Pediatric GVP

This program provides healthcare, assistance, support and referral to community resources for youth with gender variance and their families; these services are for any patients who have questions about social or medical transition, or caregivers who wish to support gender non-conforming children in different settings (family, academic, community).

Adult GVP

This program provides medical and psychological support for individuals 19+ who have questions about gender transition, who are in the process of transitioning, or who have completed transition and require non-judgemental healthcare.

Young Children

For parents of children 7 and under who do not necessarily require medical intervention, information sessions are available to address the topic of gender variance. Please contact the clinic if you are interested in attending a session.

How to become a new patient in the gender variance program:

Seven years of age and under:

For patients under 7, we mainly offer psychosocial support. Children can be placed on our waitlist but will rarely be needing medical services before the age of 8.

Other options include our:

Parent information session:  We offer parent information sessions (in group format) led by Dr. Françoise Susset, psychologist. Information sessions are intended to support and equip parents (and/or other family members) who have a young child with variance of gender expression or identity. The date of the next meeting has not been chosen yet but if you are interested, email us at coordination@centremeraki.com and we will add you to our list. We will contact you as soon as a date is selected. The fee is $ 20 per person for a 2 hour session. Please note that the sessions are held in the evening.

Resources: We can provide you with more resources by email. Please send a message at coordination@centremeraki.com for more information. 

Between 8-17 years old

Patients can be placed on our waitlist for medical services with a pediatrician.

To be placed on our waitlist, please email the following to info@centremeraki.com:

If a patient already sees a mental health professional, reports are welcome but not mandatory. Note that patients do not need to have been evaluated by a mental health professional in order to have access to our services.

18 years and older 

Patients can be placed on our waitlist for family medicine.

Please email the following to info@centremeraki.com

No medical referral is needed. If a patient already sees a mental health professional, reports are welcome but not mandatory. Note that patients do not need to have been previously evaluated by a mental health professional in order to have access to our services.

FOR EXISTING PATIENTS 

Prescriptions

If you wish to have a prescription renewal, please ask your pharmacist to send us a prescription renewal form by fax at 514-934-3393

Please note it is the physician’s decision if a prescription can be renewed via fax or if a follow-up visit is required

 

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