Physicians and nurse practitioners in the Calgary area can now turn to Specialist Link for non-urgent transgender health advice.
Transgender health is the latest tele-advice service added to Specialist Link’s growing roster of specialty advice services. It is available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday (except statutory holidays). The service supports:
Questions from physicians who want need support for transgender and gender diverse patients
Enquiries related to patients already on hormones who are seeking an opinion regarding transgender health
Questions about monitoring, screening, defining lab targets, managing abnormal labs, side effects and other clinical concerns
Resources or referral information for adult patients expressing gender diversity and wishing to start medical transition – for example, hormonal starts and gender affirming surgery
Appropriate resources and referral information for patients under the age of 18 expressing gender diversity, including exploration or starting medical transition
Specialist Link offers 52 tele-advice services, from addiction medicine to wound care. Requesting tele-advice is simple: Visit www.specialistlink.ca and click on the preferred service (transgender health can be found under ‘specialty services’). You can also call 403-910-2551 and press 8, 2.
For more information, please contact [email protected].
OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY: Obstetrics and gynecology are now separate tele-advice lines, accessible via Specialist Link. The two services were previously available via one tele-advice line.