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Scottish Gender Identity Services

In Scotland, there are currently four NHS Gender Identity Clinics (GICs) – Glasgow Sandyford GIC (adults and young people), Edinburgh Chalmers GIC (adults), Aberdeen Cornhill GIC (adults), and Inverness Raigmore GIC (adults). There is also a private sector GIC for adults provided by Your-GP in Edinburgh.

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Glasgow Sandyford GIC

Adult and Young Peoples Gender Identity Services,
Sandyford,
6 Sandyford Place,
Sauchiehall Street,
Glasgow, G3 7NB

Website: https://www.sandyford.scot/sexual-health-services/gender-identity-service/

Sandyford GIC accepts GP and self-referrals for adults and young people from across all parts of Scotland. It is the only GIC for young people under 18 in Scotland.

The waiting time for a first appointment is currently over three years.

Phone lines are open from 8:30am–11:30am Monday–Friday. Please call 0141 211 8137 for the adult service and 0141 211 8618 for the young person’s service during this time. (If you can’t get through to the gender service and need to speak to someone urgently try calling the Sandyford main switchboard on 0141 211 8130.)

You can email the Sandyford adult service on adultgender.sandyford@ggc.scot.nhs.uk and you can email the Sandyford young person’s service on youngpeoplegender.sandyford@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

Lothian Edinburgh Chalmers GIC

Chalmers Gender Identity Clinic,
2A Chalmers Street,
Edinburgh, EH3 9ES

Website: https://www.lothiansexualhealth.scot/gender-identity-clinic/gic/

Chalmers GIC accepts GP referrals for service users aged over 17 living in NHS Lothian, NHS Borders and NHS Fife areas.

The waiting time for a first appointment is currently around two and a half years.

Telephone: 0131 536 1570, phone lines open 1pm-4pm Monday-Friday.

Chalmers GIC does not accept emails from patients. It will respond to emails from GPs.

Grampian Aberdeen Cornhill GIC

Grampian Gender Identity Clinic,
Royal Cornhill Hospital,
Cornhill Road,
Aberdeen, AB25 2ZH

No Website.

Grampian GIC accepts GP referrals for service users aged over 18 living in the NHS Grampian area only.

The waiting time for a first appointment is currently around one and a half years.

Telephone:  01224 557651

You can email Grampian GIC on Grampian.gic@nhs.net

Highland Inverness Raigmore GIC

Highlands Gender Identity Clinic,
Zone 14, Clinic 1
Raigmore Hospital
Old Perth Road,
Inverness IV2 3UJ

Website: http://www.highlandsexualhealth.co.uk/services/gender-identity

Highlands GIC accepts GP referrals for service users aged over 18 living in the NHS Highland area only.

The waiting time for a first appointment is currently around one and a half years.

Telephone: 01463 888300

Private Sector: Your-GP GIC

Your-GP is currently the only private sector GIC located in Scotland.
Website: https://your-gp.com/gp-services/all-gp-services/gender-clinic/

National Gender Identity Clinical Network for Scotland

The National Gender Identity Clinical Network for Scotland (NGICNS) aims to work with gender identity clinics, gender reassignment surgical providers, primary care, patient and third sector representation to achieve timely, coordinated, service provision and equitable access to planned gender identity clinical services across Scotland.

On its website, you can find lots of useful information about hormones, surgeries and other medical services provided under the NHS Scotland Gender Reassignment Protocol.

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