Nova Scotia

Gender Affirming Care is governed by the province’s Gender Affirming Care Policy (2023). All details on assessment, referral and approval can be found there. Nova Scotia also has a specific health program that supports gender diverse people, called prideHealth. Through this program, several healthcare services that support gender affirming care (like psychological services, counseling and hormone treatment) are insured.

Youth (aged 19 and under) can seek out gender affirming care by contacting the IWK Trans Health Team if they are located in Halifax. Youth outside of Halifax can call Nova Scotia Health's Mental Health and Addictions Intake Service toll-free at 1-855-922-1122 and ask to be connected to the child and youth community health clinic nearest them. Adults aged 19+ can contact prideHealth to be put in touch with a Gender Affirming Hormone Prescriber.

Gender affirming surgeries are a publicly funded service through Medical Services Insurance (MSI). Some surgeries are available in Nova Scotia, while others will be referred to Montreal GRS. For those who travel to Montreal for gender affirming surgery, many costs directly associated with the procedure can be covered. These include transportation and accommodation costs as per the Nova Scotia Out-of-Province Travel and Accommodation Assistance Policy.

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