Adult Gender Identity Clinic

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The Gender Identity Clinic (GIC) is the largest and oldest gender clinic in the UK, dating back to 1966. It accepts referrals from all over the UK for people with issues related to gender. The team is a multi-disciplinary administrative and clinical team, including psychologists, psychiatrists, endocrinologists and speech and language therapists, who work together to provide holistic gender care, focusing on the biological/medical, psychological and social aspects of gender.

The clinic is sometimes referred to as the Charing Cross (CX) Gender Identity Clinic due to its proximity to the acute hospital, but is actually based in a standalone clinic just off Fulham Palace Road.

The service website with information for service users and patients, along with referral information for medical professionals. 

Telephone opening times

For referrals and all other matters, call 0208 938 7590.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9.15am-4.15pm
Friday: 10am-4.15pm. Closed for lunch from 1pm-1.30pm

Eligibility criteria


  • Over 17 and 9 months in age (to be seen on or after their eighteenth birthday).

For those younger than this, see the Gender Identity Development Service.


  • People with psychosexual issues in the absence of gender identity concerns
  • People exclusively seeking breast augmentation, thyroid chondroplasty (tracheal shave) or cricothyroid approximation (vocal pitch) surgery (these interventions are no longer funded by NHS England Specialist Commissioning).

How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs

EMIS form

Referral methods: e-Referrals, EMIS managed referral

To locate the Gender Identity Clinic service on eRS, enter the following in the search fields:

  • Priority = Routine
  • Specialty = Mental Health – Adults of all ages
  • Clinic Type = Not Otherwise Specified
  • Organisation or Site Name field = Tavistock and Portman


A referral form can be found in ISL EMIS under
ISL global documents > Gynae, Sexual and Reproductive > Gender Identity Clinic Referral - Adult - Tavistock and Portman