Nursing Led Primary Care
Our primary care is led by nurses who can provide you with gender-affirming care support and other services. Please note we do not currently have the capacity to prescribe or write referral/assessment letters for HRT. Nurses at our clinics can provide:
- sexual health screening (including HIV testing, STI screening, and hepatitis screening)
- pap testing
- narcan (naloxone) training and information about harm reduction
- counseling on hormones and surgeries
- information on safer binding and tucking
- mental health support
- general health education
- safer injection supplies
- narcan kits
- safer sex supplies
We think being a member of trans and gender diverse communities is something to celebrate and be proud of. We also know that our communities have to deal with a lot of oppression. Whatever challenges you face, we have a team of registered clinical counselors who can help you stay resilient.
At every clinic we offer counselling appointments on a drop-in basis. These visits are an opportunity for trans and gender diverse people to access immediate support, resources, and referrals to other services. Appointments are made with the receptionist at the front desk on a first-come, first-served basis. Check our Facebook page to confirm that the drop-in counselor will be available at the clinic you wish to attend.
Several of our counselors identify as members of trans or gender diverse communities. All of our counselors strive to be strong allies. They have experience supporting people with a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, dysphoria, relationship difficulties, and transitioning. Please note that we do not offer long-term trauma therapy, but can make referrals.
Our Lawyers can provide summary legal advice for free on a variety of topics. We’re pleased to have Adrienne Smith and Fadi Yachoua on our team. Adrienne will be available to provide summary advice about legal issues you may have – family law, human rights, employment, etc. They are also available to assist with legal identity document changes and notarization. Fadi assists our clients with questions about immigration. Our lawyers can provide support and guidance but cannot take on your case and act for you as your lawyer.
If you are coming to see one of our lawyers, please bring any paperwork that relates to the issue you want to ask about. To ensure availability, please contact us for an appointment.
Our nutritionist Gerry Kasten is available by request to discuss issues related to health and nutrition.
We know how important it is for care providers to be affirming of our genders and to provide safer & trauma informed body work. We are pleased to offer massage therapy with Sid at select clinics! Sid is a registered massage therapist who is also trained in Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy.
To ensure availability, please contact us for an appointment.