Offering a fast & friendly service to help

start your
transition

The Gender Clinic at Popelyuk Adult Psychiatry, 70 Harley Street, provides psychological assessments and diagnoses for people over 18 suffering from gender dysphoria.

We offer a fast, efficient & highly professional
service for people seeking hormone therapy or surgery.

Why choose us?

1

Dr Popelyuk is a well-known and well-respected psychiatrist in gender medicine and his team of clinicians offer expert assessments to anyone aged 18 and over

2

Our supportive and responsive administrative team responds to enquiries within one working day.

3

We keep our average waiting time for psychological assessments to under three weeks.

4

Our assessments are accepted by surgeons and endocrine clinics across the UK and abroad.

5

Most of our consultations are held by way of a secure video link, so travel to London is not necessary to receive a diagnosis. We can, however, offer in person appointments for those who prefer to be seen in person.

6

Assessment reports are sent quickly to you and your chosen clinic or surgeon within 10 working days of your assessment.

7

Our admin team can guide you through every step of the simple assessment process.

8

Our previous patients speak very highly of us on TrustPilot

We are a gender clinic on Harley Street with a fast-turnaround & short waiting list.

About us

We provide thorough assessments, diagnoses and/or referrals for medical transition treatment. We work very closely with the London Transgender Clinic, where most of our patients are referred for endocrine treatments or surgical procedures; however, we also refer our patients to other professionals and clinics across the UK and some abroad.

Dr Dmitri Popelyuk, consultant psychiatrist, is the head of our clinic. He works with a team of clinical psychologists and psychiatrists to diagnose gender dysphoria and recommend transgender and non-binary patients for medical transition.

We appreciate that some people who come to us have already been waiting to medically transition for a significant amount of time and this can be frustrating. That is why we strive to offer short waiting times for appointments and fast turnaround for reports so that patients can be assessed and progress to the next step in their medical transition as soon as possible.

Assessments for hormones or surgery can usually be completed within three weeks of booking with us, and you and your chosen clinic will receive your report within 10 working days/two working days of your appointment.

For more information, get in touch. We are happy to answer questions over the phone and will respond within one working day, usually less, to all emails and phone calls.

Assessment for recommendation towards medical transition

At The Gender Clinic, our doctors can provide an assessment for gender dysphoria along with a recommendation for hormone therapy or surgery within a few weeks. These assessments can usually be completed within the initial assessment with no follow up required. Our admin team can discuss your individual situation with you over the phone.

During the assessment, the clinician will speak with you to establish your history of gender dysphoria, ensure that you have no conditions that could serve as a contraindication and assess your mental capacity to confirm your ability to make fully informed decisions and protect the integrity of your assessment report.

They will also speak to someone who knows you well and can provide additional information. This enables us to accurately diagnose gender dysphoria within the initial assessment.

All our clinicians are experienced, friendly, and kind; they understand that, for some people, the nature of an assessment might seem daunting, and they are used to helping people overcome any anxiety they may have.

You are welcome to contact our administrative office ahead of your appointment if you have any further questions before your assessment and we will be happy to answer any questions or allay any fears you may have to ensure you have as smooth a process as possible.

We adhere to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–5) and International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10/11) criteria for diagnosing Gender Dysphoria.

For treatment recommendations, we follow the World Professional Association for Transgender Health ‘Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender Nonconforming People’, as well as the UK Intercollegiate ‘Good practice guidelines for the assessment and treatment of adults with gender dysphoria’.

Prices

* Follow up Appointments are often required for those who have seen us previously and wish to continue with their medical transition. For example, if you have started hormones but now wish to get surgery.

In some cases, where a patient has a particularly complex history or does not have a well-established history, follow up appointments are required in addition to the initial assessment to provide the initial diagnosis.

We provide electronic pdf change of gender letters to the DVLA, Passport offices and other bodies free of charge to those who have been assessed at our clinic. For hard copies of any letters/reports with a wet signature, there is a small administrative fee of £25.

Initial Assessment
(60 minutes) £500

Follow up Appointment
(30-40 mins) £350*

* Follow up Appointments are often required for those who have seen us previously and wish to continue with their medical transition. For example, if you have started hormones but now wish to get surgery.

In some cases, where a patient has a particularly complex history or does not have a well-established history, follow up appointments are required in addition to the initial assessment to provide the initial diagnosis.

We provide electronic pdf change of gender letters to the DVLA, Passport offices and other bodies free of charge to those who have been assessed at our clinic. For hard copies of any letters/reports with a wet signature, there is a small administrative fee of £25.

DOCTORS

Our psychiatrists & psychologists have a wide range of experiences treating patients.

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Dr Popelyuk
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Dr Hejda-Forde
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Dr Khalid
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Dr Anderson
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Dr Streeruwitz
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Dr Leontis

FAQs

What is Gender Identity?

Gender Identity is our sense of who we are and how we view ourselves. Most people identify as either “male” or “female” (known as binary identities). Some people feel that the way they identify does not fit this traditional gender binary (non-binary identity). Some people may prefer to use different terms outside the gender binary such as agender, gender diverse, enbe, bigender, gender queer and gender fluid.

What is Gender Dysphoria?

Gender dysphoria describes the sense of unease that some people feel because of a mismatch between their gender identity and the sex they were assigned at birth.

The ICD-11 definition is as follows:
Gender incongruence is characterised by a marked and persistent incongruence between an individual’s experienced gender and the assigned sex.

What is the minimum age for an assessment at The Gender Clinic?

This is an adult clinic so all patients must be aged 18 or over.

How long is the waiting list?

We aim to keep this as short as possible and generally can offer appointments within two to three weeks.

Can I be assessed remotely?

All of our appointments take place remotely. We have a very limited number of appointments that can take place in person at present. Being assessed remotely does not affect the validity of your final report or recommendation.

 

Do you accept insurance payments?

While some providers do not cover this sort of treatment, increasingly, many do. If your provider is prepared to cover the appointment, we require your policy number and authorisation code for the appointment. The appointment can only be confirmed once we have received a Guarantee of Payment from the insurer. Alternatively, you can pay the cost of the appointment yourself and we will be happy to provide you with an invoice by which you can reclaim the cost from your insurer.

Do you offer a payment plan?

Unfortunately, we are not in a position to offer a payment plan for the appointment. Payment is required in full at the time of booking.

We recognise you may have more questions and our admin team would be happy to answer them and explain the finer details of how an assessment works with you over the phone.

Contact

Alternatively, you
can call the clinic on

+44207 099 5383

between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday

Our clinic address is

70 Harley Street London W1G 7HF