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Pediatric and Adolescent Clinic for Gender Wellness (PAC-G)

About Our Clinic

Our gender clinic provides care to children and adolescents with gender dysphoria and other concerns regarding gender identity. We work in a multi-disciplinary team, including specialists from Pediatric Endocrinology, Pediatric Psychology, and Social Work. Together we work to provide a full physical and psychological evaluation, ongoing care, and referrals as necessary.

What to Expect at your First Visit

The first visit in our gender clinic will focus on learning more about your child’s specific gender concerns. As part of this visit, you may meet with our licensed clinical social worker, who will help coordinate care. In addition, you will be referred to a pediatric psychologist with an expertise in gender issues in youth, to provide a well-rounded understanding of your child’s gender concerns. You will also meet with the Pediatric Endocrinologist, who will answer any questions or concerns that you may have regarding medical management. Once a thorough evaluation is completed, which may take multiple clinic visits, a treatment plan will be determined in collaboration with you, your child, and the multidisciplinary team of providers.

Please bring any relevant medical information and medications, as well as a pen and paper for taking notes, to your visit.

Our Multidisciplinary Team

Our multidisciplinary team continues to grow, and includes a variety of different specialists.

Pediatric Endocrinology - The Pediatric Endocrinologists provide expertise about puberty suppression for children in early puberty, as well as gender-affirming hormone therapy for management of gender dysphoria in older adolescents.

Pediatric Psychology and Psychiatry - Dr. Echo Meyer and Dr. Lee of the UNC Gender Equality Psychiatry Clinic provide integrated and coordinated, high-quality and gender-informed care for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals and their families exploring or undergoing gender affirming treatment in the state of North Carolina and the local Southeast region.

Social Worker - The Pediatric Endocrinology Clinical Social Worker works collaboratively with patients, their families, and the medical team, offering education, support, and navigation through the process of gender-affirming treatment.

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Resources for Patients, Families, Allies

Resources for Medical Providers

Gender Clinic Referrals

  • Referring providers – Please call 919-962-2796. Fax pertinent medical records to our office at 919-966-2423.
  • Families – Please call 919-445-0909 to schedule an appointment.

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