Find a genetic counselor
Several health-care providers and government agencies recommend that individuals with interest in, or information from, their own DNA know how to find a genetic counselor or equivalent health-care professional to discuss their interests and/or data. One way to find such a professional is to ask a current health-care professional for a referral. Another method is to use any of the following resources to locate a professional near you.
United States & Canada
Wondering what genetic counseling is about? The American Board of Genetic Counseling has prepared this brochure: A Guide to Genetic Counseling.
To Find a Genetic Counselor: head to this page on the National Society of Genetic Counselors website. We recommend selecting "Personalized Genomic Medicine" in the 'Types of Specialization' window. However, be aware that this feature does not readily allow for selecting counselors who are familiar with Promethease reports.
Therefore, if you are in the US and would like a referral to a genetic counselor, you are welcome to fill out this form. Based on your preferences, we (SNPedia/Promethease) will put you in touch with a counselor to discuss their services. We do not charge for this and we keep your information confidential. Genetic counselors in our referral base are ABGC board certified and familiar with Promethease reports; they currently offer telecounseling at a preferred rate to Promethease clients for a one-hour long session.
Europe & Middle East
European and Middle Eastern countries vary widely in the availability and scope of genetic counseling. Generally, counselors are found through national health-care services and by referral from health-care providers.
If you are in Europe or the Middle East and would like us to provide a referral to a genetic counselor, please fill out this form. Based on your preferences, we (SNPedia/Promethease) will put you in touch with a counselor to discuss their services. As for those based in the US, we do not charge for this and we keep your information confidential. Genetic counselors in our referral group for Europe & the Middle East are currently primarily based in Europe and are also familiar with Promethease reports; they currently offer telecounseling at a preferred rate of US$150 to Promethease clients for a one-hour long session.
Australia & New Zealand
To Find a Genetic Counselor: head to this page on the Australasian Society of Genetic Counselors website.
The information below is adapted from Table 3 of [PMID 30291341]:
|International||Transnational Alliance of Genetic Counseling (TAGC)||tagc.med.sc.edu/|
|Asia||Professional Society of Genetic Counselors in Asia (PSGCA)||www.psgca.org|
|Australia & New Zealand||Human Genetics Society of Australasia (HGSA)||www.hgsa.org.au/education-training/genetic-counseling|
|Canada||Canadian Association of Genetic Counseling (CAGC)||www.cagc-accg.ca|
|China||Chinese Board of Genetic Counseling (CBGC)||www.cbgc.org.cn/|
|France||Association of French Genetic Counselors (AFCG)||www.af-cg.fr|
|India||Board of Genetic Counseling of India (BGC)||www.geneticcounselingboardindia.com/index.html|
|Israel||The Israeli Association of Genetic Counselors (IAGC)||genetic-counselors.org.il/|
|Japan||Japanese Society of Genetic Counseling (JSGC)||www.jsgc.jp/ (Japanese language only)|
|Japan||Japanese Society of Human Genetics (JSHG)||jshg.jp/e/|
|Japan||Japanese Board of Genetic Counseling (JBGC)||plaza.umin.ac.jp/~GC/|
|Phillipines||University of Phillipines, Manila||ihg.upm.edu.ph|
|Portugal||Association of Genetic Counselors (APPAcGen)||www.appacgen.org/|
|Saudi Arabia||Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCHS)||www.scfhs.org.sa/en/pages/default.aspx|
|South Africa||SASHG (of which GC-SA is a focus group)||www.sashg.org, sashg.org/about/focus-groups/genetic-counselling-south-africa/|
|Spain||Spanish Society of GC (SEAGEN)||www.seagen.org|
|Sweden||Swedish Society of Genetic Counselors (SSGC) Swedish Society of Medical Genetics (SFMG; including certification for GCs)||www.sfgv.n.nu,www.sfmg.se|
|Taiwan||Taiwan Association of Genetic Counseling (TAGC)||www.taiwangc.org.tw|
|The Netherlands||Dutch Association of GC (NVGC); of Clinical Genetics (VKGN); of PAs (NAPA); and of nursing specialists (Venvnvs)||www.NVGC.info/, www.VKGN.org/, venvnvs.nl|
|United Kingdom||Association of Genetic Nurses and Counsellors (AGNC) Genetic Counsellor Registration Board (GCRB)||ww.agnc.org.uk, www.gcrb.org.uk|
|United States of America||National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC)||www.nsgc.org|
|United States of America||American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC)||www.abgc.net|
|United States of America||Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC)||www.gceducation.org|
|United States of America||Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors (AGCPD)||www.agcpd.org|
Know of a medically accredited national society or professional organization for a country or region not listed here? Let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.