Woonona Medical Practice is a safe and inclusive practice offering all aspects of LGBTIQ healthcare, including gender affirming hormone therapy for trans and gender diverse patients. We are passionate about health equality, and are proudly part of the Welcome Here Project.
Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy
Dr Megan Thomas provides gender affirming care for people of all ages and identities. This includes supporting social and legal affirmation, prescribing hormone therapy (including oestrogen implants), and referring to surgical colleagues if desired.
The informed consent model is utilised for patients aged 16 years and over. The informed consent model enables GPs to provide hormone therapy and manage all aspects of healthcare using a patient centred approach, unique to individual goals and needs. Some people with more complex health needs may require input from other specialists.
Initiating hormone therapy usually requires 2-3 visits with a GP to allow time for thorough assessment and management planning. Note that chest/breast or genital examinations are not required to start gender affirming hormone therapy.
Patients under 16 years old will always require input from additional specialists if hormone therapy is desired. A GP can coordinate care, organise initial assessment and investigations, and provide referral to a paediatric gender service for commencement of hormone therapy and ongoing care planning.
For more information on trans and gender diverse health, check out TransHub.
Please note that Woonona Medical Practice is a private billing practice, allowing us to spend time providing quality healthcare. Fees include the Medicare rebate which means out of pocket expenses are limited to $20-$40 regardless of the length of appointment time. Regular patients of WMP will be eligible for a GP Management Plan (Enhanced Primary Care Plan) and reviews of this plan which are bulk billed. For initial consults please book an extended (45 minute) consult. Please contact reception for more information.
For privacy reasons you may wish to use an alternative name for us to communicate with you, you can nominate a pseudonym when booking an appointment.
Source: Medical Journal of Australia .