Chatham-Kent Community Health Centres

150 Richmond Street, Chatham

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The Chatham-Kent Community Health Centres (CKCHC) is pleased to announce that we now provide services to transgender children and youth in the Chatham-Kent and surrounding area.


Services include:

  • assessment and diagnosis of gender dysphoria;
  • management of common comorbid mental health conditions;
  • assessing for appropriateness of hormone blockers (GnRH agonists) and gender-confirming hormone therapy;
  • prescription of hormones or hormone blockers and coordinate medical monitoring of treatment as appropriate.


Dr. Ian Johnston is leading these services. Dr Johnston is a general consulting paediatrician with ten years of experience dealing with transgender children and youth in Chatham-Kent.


Referrals from physicians or nurse practitioners are strongly encouraged, but we will accept persons without access to primary care.


As this is a paediatric clinic, referrals are limited to individuals 18 years of age and younger.


Please direct referrals to the attention of:

Chatham-Kent Community Health Centres

Paediatric Transgender Clinic

Fax:  519-397-5497



If you have any questions regarding this service, please contact:


Heather Carnahan, Director of Clinical & Client Services; 519-397-5455 x110


Sherri Saunders, Executive Director; 519-397-5455 x106

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