DHB Gender-affirming health services

Alistair made this Official Information request to Auckland District Health Board

The request was successful.

From: Alistair

Dear Auckland District Health Board,

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?

Yours faithfully,


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From: Priscilla Philip (ADHB)
Auckland District Health Board

Dear Alistair


Re: Official Information Request – DHB Gender-affirming health services


I am writing to acknowledge your official information request dated 17
March 2021.


We will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as possible and, in
any event, no later than 14 April 2021. We will contact you if an
extension is required.


Currently Auckland DHB and Auckland Regional Public Health Service are
receiving a number of COVID related Official Information Act requests, at
a time when the staff who would be able to inform a response are committed
to the national rollout of the COVID vaccine.  This may mean that
responding to your request within the statutory 20 day period will be


Please note that, like other DHBs across New Zealand, Auckland DHB has
adopted a model of proactive disclosure which sees OIA responses
publically available on our website approximately one month after they
have been released.  If you believe that there are any special reasons why
proactive disclosure should not apply to our response to you, we will be
happy to consider this.


Kind regards




Priscilla Philip

Executive Assistant to Sue Waters, Chief Health Professions Officer

OIA Coordinator

DDI 09 307 4921 (24794) |  +64 21 870 171

Te Toka Tumai (Auckland District Health Board)| Level 12 | Building 01 |
Auckland City Hospital

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From: Elaine Keenan (ADHB)
Auckland District Health Board

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Dear Alistair


Attached please find ADHBs response to your OIA request dated 17 March




Elaine Keenan

Team Administrator/OIA Coordinator

Corporate Business Services

( (09) 630-9943  ext 22346 | * [email address]

Auckland District Health Board | Level 1 |  Building 37 | Auckland City
Hospital | Park Road | Auckland





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