Phasing Out Medical Services at CWHWC

Dear community members,
For the last five years, all of our staff have been working for free to make a healthcare space where trans people feel safe and respected. We feel so thankful for everyone who has been part of this community project, including you. Together we have built something really special.
We are writing to let you know that the clinic is going through a time of change. We need to phase out the services offered by our doctors. We no longer have enough doctors volunteering with us to keep offering medical care.
We also want you to know that we will help you find a new doctor. We will make sure your new doctor knows about trans health. We will also connect you with a doctor who is as close to your home as possible. You matter to us very much. Your health matters, too. We will continue to be here for you.
Three people on our team are here to help you with this change: Carsen, Nesa, and Lauren. If you have seen a doctor at our clinic in the past two years, they will contact you shortly to make a plan. Our goal is to help everyone find a new doctor by June. If you have been seeing us regularly, we will keep seeing you until it is appropriate to shift your care to another doctor. If you are going for surgery soon, we will still provide care for you before and after your surgery.
Our clinic is not going anywhere. We will still offer all of our other services:
  • Nursing services: hormone information and support, sexual health information, STI testing, pap smears, and pre-op and post-op care.
  • Drop-in counselling
  • Drop-in peer space and snacks
  • Free legal advice
  • Free nutrition support
  • Community kitchens every second month
We are also working to expand our services to include massage, acupuncture, personal fitness training, peer support programming, and more.
Carsen, Nesa, and Lauren are here to help meet your needs during this change. If you need to get in touch with them, don’t hesitate to email them at resource.cwhwc@gmail.com. You can also come to our next clinic on Monday January 23 from 6-9pm to talk to someone in person about this change.
We know change can be cause a lot of stress. If you are in crisis, please call:
You’re not alone. We’re all in this together. We will be in touch again soon to help you make a plan that works for you.
Sincerely,
Your team at the
Catherine White Holman Wellness Centre