Gender identity clinic (GIC)

The Gender Identity Clinic (GIC) is the largest and oldest gender clinic in the UK, dating back to 1966. We accept referrals from all over the UK for people with issues related to gender.

We are a multi-disciplinary administrative and clinical team, including psychologists, psychiatrists, endocrinologists and speech and language therapists. We work together in order to provide holistic gender care, focusing on the biological/medical, psychological and social aspects of gender.

The clinic is sometimes referred to as the Charing Cross (CX) Gender Identity Clinic. This is because it used to be near the Charing Cross acute hospital. The GIC is now based near Finchley Road Underground Station in North West London.

Contact the GIC Patient Advice and Liaison Service

To contact the PALS team about the Gender Identity Clinic, please use our usual PALS form. Remember to tick the 'Gender Identity Clinic Enquiry' box, and to supply your date of birth.

Telephone opening times

For referrals and all other matters, please call us on 0208 938 7590.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9.15am to 4.15pm.

Friday: 10am to 4.15pm. Closed for lunch from 1pm to 1.30pm.

Visit the GIC website

Visit the GIC website
Gender identity development service (GIDS)

For children and young people, and their families, who experience difficulties in the development of their gender identity.