How to find an NHS gender identity clinic

Trans people's general health needs are the same as anyone else's. But trans people may have specific health needs in relation to gender dysphoria or gender reassignment, realignment or confirmation.

Your particular needs may be best addressed by transgender health services offered by NHS gender identity clinics.

You will usually need to be referred to a gender identity clinic by your GP.

GP referrals for gender dysphoria treatments are usually followed by an assessment by a psychiatrist or another specialist doctor before treatment is begun.

GPs and other health professionals may not have much experience with trans health issues or gender dysphoria. If you need to see a healthcare professional about your condition, it might be worth being ready to point them to good sources of information during your appointment.

The seven NHS gender identity clinics in England are based at the following locations:

Gender identity clinics in London and the southeast

West London Mental Health NHS Trust Gender Identity Clinic

179-183 Fulham Palace Road, London, W6 8QZ

Telephone: 020 8483 2801

The West London clinic's website has an overview of information useful for anyone with gender identity needs, not just those in the area.

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust Gender Identity Development Service for children and young people

GIDS, The Tavistock Centre, 120 Belsize Lane, London, NW3 5BA

Telephone: 020 8938 2030


The Tavistock's website includes information about the services they offer children and young people (up to the age of 18), and their families, who are experiencing difficulties in the development of their gender identity.

Gender identity clinics in the north

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust Gender Identity Services

Porterbrook Clinic, Michael Carlisle Centre, Nether Edge Hospital, 75 Osborne Road, Sheffield, S11 9BF

Telephone: 0114 271 6671

The Sheffield Gender Identity Services website includes information about referrals, clinic opening hours, and links to eligibility criteria and the Porterbrook Clinic.

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Leeds Gender Identity Service

Management Suite, 1st floor, Newsam Centre, Seacroft Hospital, York Road, Leeds, LS14 6WB

Telephone: 0113 855 6346

The Leeds clinic's website covers referrals and commonly used medications.

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust Northern Region Gender Dysphoria Service

Benfield House, Walkergate Park, Benfield Road, Newcastle, NE6 4PF

Telephone: 0191 287 6130

The Northern Region Gender Dysphoria Service website has a leaflet outlining eligibility and how to access services. 

Gender identity clinics in the Midlands

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Gender Clinic

Danetre Hospital, London Rd, Daventry, Northamptonshire NN11 4DY

Telephone: 01327 707200


Visit the Northampton Gender Clinic's website for more information.

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Nottingham Centre for Gender Dysphoria

3 Oxford Street, Nottingham, NG1 5BH

Telephone: 0115 876 0160

Visit the Nottingham Centre for Gender Dysphoria website for more information.

Gender identity clinics in the southwest

Devon Partnership NHS Trust West of England Specialist Gender Identity Clinic

The Laurels, 11-15 Dix's Field, Exeter, EX1 1QA

Telephone: 01392 677077

The Laurels' website has information about the types of services on offer and the help available during transition.

Page last reviewed: 24/09/2014

Next review due: 24/09/2017


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