Gender Affirmation Surgery (GAS)

GAS Evaluations & Referral Letters

UCEBT provides psychosocial evaluations for those seeking gender affirmation procedures and requiring an additional mental health provider to provide a referral letter. The UCEBT Assessment and Testing Program adheres to the guidelines for assessment as described in the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Standards of Care, 7th Version. These evaluations consist of a single 90 minute appointment with our assessment clinicians. They are billed for the face-to-face (in-person or virtual) assessment time and letter writing time.

In terms of what to expect for these evaluations, our primary goals are to ascertain 1) how mental health symptoms can potentially impact recovery from surgery and being emotionally prepared for potential complications or less than satisfactory outcomes, 2) whether there are any high risk behaviors that may benefit from treatment prior to surgery, 3) what types of supports exists pre- and post-surgery, such as having someone transport the individual to and from surgery, assist with recovery needs, and what financial supports they have planned.

We understand that by the time you meet with us, you have been through a journey of recognizing, understanding, disclosing, and living your gender identity and your need for having gender affirming surgeries. In all, our goal is to get you to surgery, with a minimum of barriers or gatekeeping, and support a positive and satisfactory surgical outcome.