Clinical Resources

This section contains resources to support clinicians  providing gender-affirming care, including guidelines and standards, helpful links for supporting patients to access surgery, primary care tools, and online resources.

Guidelines and standards

Supporting patients to accessing care

Funding Coverage

  • Funding Coverage - information on funding coverage options for the range of gender-affirming care your client might seek.
  • Funding Request Template Letters - template letters to help GPs/NPs when supporting eligible clients request funding for medical/post-surgical supplies.

Surgery Options & Referral Process

  • For information on gender-affirming surgeries, see our Surgery section and review the surgical summary sheets in link below
  • Surgical Summary Sheets - information about gender-affirming surgeries for discussion between primary care providers and clients (Rainbow Health Ontario)
  • Surgery Referral - information on how to refer clients for upper and lower gender-affirming surgeries. See Medical Forms for a checklist for referring patients for surgery

Other assistance for your clients

  • For assistance in supporting your patient post-operatively, contact our care coordination team
  • Travel Assistance Program (TAP) - support with travel costs for eligible B.C. residents who must travel within province for non-emergency medical specialist services not available in their own community 
  • Hope Air - a charity that provides free flights for financially disadvantaged Canadians for medically necessary travel

Primary care tools

Online resources

Articles on medical care for youth


For information on trans identity and gender, see our Trans Basics pages.

For resources for families, and children and youth, see Articles, Books & Movies.

For information on Trans Care BC education resources and trainings, see our Education section.


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