Are Sex Transitions Covered By Public Health Insurance?

Matthew Henry / Burst

In Quebec, a transgender person can have gender reassignment surgery and treatments free of charge through the public health insurance plan.


To qualify for this type of care, some conditions must be met. These are a few of them:

  • The person must live in Quebec and be registered with Quebec’s public health insurance plan (RAMQ).
  • A doctor must determine that the surgeries or treatments are necessary.
  • The person must provide several documents, including at least one psychosocial evaluation.

Purely esthetic care is not included, such as surgery to make the person’s face look more feminine or breast implants.

Lastly, the surgeries and treatments must be given in a private clinic chosen by the government (GRS Montreal).

Important !
This article explains in a general way the law that applies in Quebec. This article is not a legal opinion or legal advice. To find out the specific rules for your situation, consult a lawyer or notary.

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