Kardinia Health prides itself on being a community leader in providing support to members of the community who identify as transgender and gender diverse. Kardinia Health has worked hard to create an inclusive and positive environment that provides open access and support for people who may have previously encountered barriers to receiving quality healthcare.
Kardinia Health provides important services and proper support for transgender and gender diverse people such as assistance in exploring gender identity and gender diversity, assistance in accessing treatments and hormones for people thinking about transitioning, as well as other medical advice and resources. Kardinia Health staff have received specific additional training to help foster an environment of inclusion, understanding, and respect when providing support in Geelong to members of the community who identify as transgender and gender diverse.
In addition to providing a supportive environment within the Kardinia Health clinic, Kardinia Health also works with organisations and support groups in the greater Geelong area. This includes working with GASP, a City of Greater Geelong project to help provide safe and inclusive spaces for young people, as well as working with other healthcare providers in the local Geelong area to help educate and better integrate more inclusive health support services.
Kardinia Health provides important services and support for transgender and gender diverse people, including counselling to explore issues around gender identity and additional support during transition. The General Practitioners at Kardinia Health are trained and researched in the pathways available to members of the community who identify as transgender or gender diverse and are able to offer tailored support and treatment including the prescription of hormone treatments, without the need to see a specialist.
Kardinia Health continues to ensure they provide quality support in Geelong to all members of the transgender and gender diverse people community and will always strive towards fostering an inclusive, respectful environment for every member of the community. The General Practitioners and support staff will always strive to ensure Kardinia Health provides a safe, welcoming space and that all clients are treated equally and respectfully.