Hauora Tāhine, pathways to transgender healthcare services

What is this service?

Hauora Tāhine, pathways to transgender healthcare is the collective name for a number of secondary health services that provide gender affirming healthcare for gender diverse and transgender clients across the Auckland region. 

Auckland Sexual Health welcomes all transgender and gender diverse people. The team provides care for clients aged 18 years and older at the four clinics across Auckland. We will work with you to establish your transition related health goals and provide support around an individualised health plan.

We recognise that you are the expert around your own gender identity, whether you're a binary trans person, non-binary, transsexual, agender, whakawāhine, tangata ira tāne, tāhine, fa'afafine, fakaleiti, akava’ine, genderqueer or however else you might like to describe yourself.

What does the service offer?

  • Exploration of gender identity.
  • Social transition support.
  • Family/whānau support.
  • Initiation of hormonal therapies.
  • Referral for other gender affirming healthcare including fertility preservation, voice therapy, surgical services.

The team will send letters to your GP outlining your management plan and support your primary care health team to provide on-going maintenance therapy once established. Your GP may refer you back to the service for further support if your hormone therapy needs to be reviewed or you need to access further gender affirming health care.

Transgender Healthcare Key Worker

The service offers support to clients navigate and translate our healthcare system and additional support services within the DHB and wider community.  We will be able to advise you on the process and answer questions you may have about transitioning.  If you want to make use of this service please contact Jove on 021 589 519. 

How to get an appointment

  • Self-referral by phone or email.
  • Referral by your GP or other health provider

If you want an appointment at any of our clinics in Auckland (Greenlane, New Lynn, Glenfield or Mangere) please phone us on 0800 739 432 to speak to a nurse.

Links

Healthpoint – Hauora Tāhine, pathways to transgender healthcare services (external link)

OUTLine New Zealand Inc.(external link)

Rainbow Youth (external link)