Gender Diversity Service

Who we are

The Gender Diversity Service (GDS) is a specialist outpatient service for the assessment and care of children and adolescents experiencing gender diversity issues.

Conditions we manage

Any child or young person up to the age of 18, who lives in Western Australia, can be referred to the GDS for consultation about concerns regarding their gender identity, gender non-conforming behaviour or gender dysphoria. Gender dysphoria refers to the distress that a person may experience when their gender identity does not align with the sex assigned to them at birth.

Services we provide

The GDS team is a multidisciplinary group of professionals including a clinical nurse specialist, consultant psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, consultant endocrinologist, consultant gynaecologist, research assistant and speech therapist. The GDS provides support to children and young people, and their families, seeking:
  • Information about gender identity in childhood and adolescence
  • Guidance and support
  • Consultation and assessment
  • Assessment and approval for medical intervention for the gender-affirming treatment of teenagers, where appropriate.

Read more about this service in the Gender Diversity Service Welcome Pack.

For urgent mental health help or advice for children and young people, call CAMHS Crisis Connect on 1800 048 636, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Referrals

A referral to the GDS is provided by a general practitioner (GP), paediatrician, psychologist or other health professional directly to PCH.

Please complete a Gender Diversity Service referral form.

All Specialist Rooms, GP’s and WACHS referrers are being advised to direct all non-urgent referrals for PCH outpatient services to the Central Referral Service.  

Online

https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Central-Referral-Service-guide-for-referrers

  • New referrals will be assessed against the eligibility guidelines and prioritised according to medical need
  • Referrals from Nurse Practitioners, other non-medical referrers and private hospitals (including those with a private-public partnership) are to be directed to PCH Referral Office
  • All urgent referrals are to be sent to the PCH Referral Office
  • Urgent referrals must always be discussed with the PCH Consultant / Registrar on call before the referral is sent
  • The referral needs to include the name of the Consultant/ Registrar the referrer spoke to
  • Each referral is to be faxed individually

For more information visit the Referrals to PCH page

PCH switchboard

6456 2222

Location

Gender Diversity Service outpatient clinics are located in Clinic K on Level 2, most easily accessed by the Pink lifts.

View the PCH map for more information.

Related links

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

Mental Health Inpatient Unit (Ward 5A) 

Paediatric Consultation Liaison Program  

Eating Disorders Program

Contact us

Phone: 6456 0202

Fax: 6456 2343

Email us