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Gender Affirming Care in Kamloops

ICDO is proud to host the Kamloops Equality Health Centre to meet the healthcare needs of the transgender population in Kamloops and surrounding communities.

The clinic provides gender affirming care, with a particular emphasis in hormone readiness assessment and replacement therapy, surgical assessments and referrals, pre- and post-operative care, as well as counselling.
Medical services are provided by physicians in collaboration with other healthcare professionals, with psychosocial supports, group and individual counselling sessions available on-site for those that require it. Telemedicine service delivery is available at request to patients who reside outside the Kamloops area.

Vision

A future where gender self-determination and authentic expression are respected as basic rights and matters of common human dignity.

Mission

We promote integrated care that enhances emotional wellness and fosters a safe, respectful environment for all those that walk through our doors. We take an intersectional approach to our work and believe that fighting one form of oppression means fighting all forms of oppression. We strengthen our community’s health so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their medical diagnosis, gender identity or expression.

Values

Embrace diversity
Improve access
Provide leadership
Promote inclusiveness
Care without judgement
Treat with dignity and respect

Visit Us

Based out of the Interior Chemical Dependency Office

239 Lansdowne Street
Kamloops, BC V2C 1X8

Phone: 778-471-4218 Fax: 778-471-6490
Email: info@icdo.ca
A referral is required; for your convenience, a referral form is available here for download to take to your physician. We look forward to seeing you!
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Our Services

Readiness assessments

Consultative gender affirming care for transgender individuals including hormone readiness assessments and replacement therapy, as well as surgical readiness assessments and referrals.

More than just a consultation

Consultation, follow up assessment, therapy initiation and monitoring.

On-going education and care

Pre and post-operative education, counselling, and medical care.

Primary care support

Support to primary care providers in managing specific clinical challenges with on-going progress note updates to the referring physician.

Affordable sessions

Unlimited psychosocial support, group therapy, and individual counselling sessions if requested, based on a low-barrier nominal flat monthly fee.

Community connection

Connection to support networks within the community.

Primary care education

Education and support for primary care providers to follow and monitor hormone therapy once initiated, particularly for out of town patients to minimize travel.

Many professionals available

Consultation with pediatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists, counsellors, and other healthcare professionals as required.

Who can access Kamloops Equality Health Center?

Kamloops Residents and Residents of Surrounding Areas

Residents of Kamloops or those for whom travel to Kamloops is the most convenient location to access culturally safe or gender affirming care.

Children and Youth

Children/Youth of any age to facilitate appropriate referrals to specialized children/youth mental health clinicians and pediatric endocrinologist as needed.

Gender Diverse Adults and Transgender Adults

Gender diverse and transgender adults seeking gender affirming support and medical care.

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ICDO is a private clinic that is not supported by external organizations. Thus patients pay a monthly fee for non-MSP funded services. If a patient is receiving Social Assistance or PWD Disability benefits through the province of BC, a portion or all of this fee is subsidized by the Ministry of Social Development. Additional fees may be applicable for telehealth services.
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