Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island publicly funds various gender affirming procedures and surgeries, as outlined in their Gender Affirming Care Coverage Policy. The Policy was updated in July 2023, adding chest masculinization and voice therapy to the covered services.

Doctors and Nurse Practitioners with the right qualifications can offer hormone therapy treatments. If a patient doesn’t have access to a qualified doctor or nurse, they can seek out a readiness assessment through the Patient Navigator. Those who don’t have a family physician or nurse practitioner (or don’t feel comfortable discussing this with them), can self-refer to the Gender Affirming Clinic that is held twice a month at the Sherwood Medical Centre, 2nd floor, 15 Brackley Point Rd., Charlottetown. You can call 902-569-7772 or email [email protected].

Some gender-affirming surgeries are performed in PEI, however most will be referred out-of-province. In general, travel and accommodation costs are not covered. All procedures must be pre-approved to be covered by Health PEI. Approval for non-surgical procedures can be obtained by having a primary care provider complete and submit the Gender Confirming Procedure Prior Approval Request Form and submit it to the Health PEI Gender-Affirming Clinic, or Health PEI’s Out of Province Coordinator, if the surgery will be completed out-of-province. Financial Assistance for Out-of-Province Medical Travelis also available.

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