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Steps for becoming a GENECIS patient
Step 1: Phone Intake
The purpose of the phone intake is to collect initial information regarding each new patient and their family. During the phone intake, families are provided with individualized resources and support. The next steps to become a GENECIS patient are also discussed. Currently, the GENECIS program is only able to accept new patients that are under 18 years old at the time of intake (existing patients can typically continue with the program up until 21 years old).
- Complete Release of Information Form - We will send you a form (or you can download/print this form) that allows us to be in contact with your child’s therapist.
- Therapist Letter of Support - Currently, we require that your child have mental health support for the duration of time that they are receiving medical care with the GENECIS program. After your phone intake, we will send you several resources, including a list of therapists who work with transgender youth. This list is only a resource. You can choose any therapist you like. However, your therapist should be able to address gender dysphoria and be willing to write a letter of support for your child to receive care within the GENECIS program. We provide resources for therapists on what to include in this letter.
- Complete Assessment Forms - The purpose of the assessment forms is to collect information about gender dysphoria, mental health, current wellbeing, and family functioning. Assessment forms are typically completed at home prior to the in-person assessment visit.
Step 2: In-Person Comprehensive Assessment Visit
The purpose of the assessment visit is to learn more about each patient’s experience of gender dysphoria, their overall mental health and well-being, and the family’s support system. All parents/guardians are encouraged to be involved in the assessment process.
At the end of the assessment visit, families are provided with additional feedback and referrals based on the needs identified during the visit. This visit typically lasts between 3 to 4 hours.
Step 3: Initial Medical Visit
After the in-person assessment visit, the patient’s case is discussed at a staffing meeting attended by GENECIS program providers. During this meeting, GENECIS patients are matched with a medical health provider and scheduled for an initial medical visit.
During the medical visit you will learn more about options for medical care. This is the time for you to ask questions and discuss any concerns you may have. Your child will have a physical examination and we will establish a plan of care. This visit typically lasts up to 3 hours.