Service Description

Gender affirming surgery is surgery to affirm a person's gender identity. Gender affirming surgery is an insured, publicly funded service in Nova Scotia.


Please visit website for full eligibility details

Application Process

Please visit website for full application process.

People who are interested in accessing gender affirming surgery should contact a doctor, nurse practitioner, specialist or any other health care provider with clinical competencies as outlined in the Standards of Care, for a psychosocial assessment.

People that do not have a healthcare provider who can conduct the assessment, can contact prideHealth for help. prideHealth also has other resources to help people understand the process.

Documents Required

Please visit website for required documents


No fees for those eligible

Languages Offered


Coverage Area

Nova Scotia

Contact Details

Department of Health and Wellness

Barrington Tower
1894 Barrington Street
Halifax NS  B3J 2A8
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Mailing Address:
PO Box 488
Halifax NS  B3J 2R8

Site Info

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Wheelchair accessible

Coverage Area

Nova Scotia