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 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.