DHB Gender-affirming health services
Dear Capital and Coast District Health Board,
Could you please advise whether the following gender-affirming healthcare services are funded by the Capital & Coast District Health Board for transgender patients, and whether the services are currently available:
- Hormone therapy
Could you please provide information about the process of accessing those services that are available?
- Is care available on an Informed Consent basis?
- Specifically, is an assessment by a mental health professional required in order to access gender-affirming healthcare services? If so, which services?
- In the case of hormone therapy, can primary health providers prescribe hormones, or does this have to be initially approved by an endocrinologist?
- Is any period of real life experience required to access hormone therapy?
From: OIA Request [CCDHB]
Capital and Coast District Health Board
Kia ora Aly
Thank you for your request for official information regarding
gender-affirming health services, which was received by Capital & Coast
District Health Board (CCDHB) on 26 November 2020.
Your request has been received and logged. As required under the Official
Information Act 1982, we will respond to your request within 20 working
days. You should therefore receive a response on or before 24 December
If a large amount of information has been requested or if CCDHB needs to
consult in order to make a decision, we may need to extend this date (this
is provided for in section 15A of the Act). We will advise you if such an
extension is necessary.
Our reference number for your request is: OIA2020112601.
Correspondence Officer | Communications Unit | Capital & Coast District
Health Board | Ūpoko ki te uru hauora | www.ccdhb.org.nz |