Gender Affirming Care

M Clinic is excited to introduce a new service for the trans, gender diverse and non-binary communities, the new Gender Affirming Clinic. This clinic is a privately operated initiative supported and funded by WAAC to contribute to the medical affirmation needs of the community.

Booking in to WAAC’s Gender Affirming Care Clinic requires a referral from a GP to see our Sexual Health Physician; Dr Joseph Cotter (he/him). M Clinic uses the Informed Consent model for Gender Affirming Care. As such you will be required to read through and sign consent forms prior to starting hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Pathology collection at your initial consult is done onsite.

Please note that:
• All initial consults are face to face.
• We only see clients who are over 18 years of age.
• We cannot provide Mental Health Care plans.
• We cannot provide any surgical affirmation procedures (however we can provide supporting documents).
• We require a current GP referral (can be an indefinite referral) in order to book you in.
• The clinic operates on Fridays from 10am to 2pm.

If you have questions about our service or have a referral to send through please email:  We will contact you after we receive and review your referral to book your in for your first appointment. Please note that this clinic only runs for four hours a week 

For Clients with Medicare

If you have Medicare your name assigned at birth (dead name) will be used on your pathology request forms. This is to link your pathology samples with your Medicare details so you can receive a Medicare rebate. If you change your Medicare card details please let us know so we can update them. 

For Clients without Medicare

If you do not have Medicare you will be billed the pathology costs for Gender Affirming Care related items. If you have standard or above insurance you can claim up to 85% back from your pathology costs. M Clinic will provide the necessary receipts and invoices for claiming.

Please see the diagrams below for the typical pathway for feminising HRT, and masculinising HRT with injectable testosterone undecanoate (Reandron) at M Clinic’s Gender Clinic. Other testosterone preparations are available and can be discussed during consultation with our doctor to suit individual needs.

Gender Clinic appointment costs:

There is an upfront cost for your appointment, followed by the Medicare rebate.  Your consult has an out of pocket (gap) fee of $50. 

Type of Appointment Upfront consult cost Consult cost (after Medicare rebate) Pathology costs* (non- Medicare)
Initial consult $290.75 $50 $225-$257
Initial follow up (at 1 week +) $163.30 $50 $121-$147
3 month follow-up $170.55 $50 $121-$147

*If you have Medicare your pathology costs will be paid for by Medicare.

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