You know you’re not going to go to the doctor if you feel like you’re going to get treated poorly, right? That’s actually the main reason lots of LGBTQ folks avoid going to the doctor – fear of discrimination. But then that means that when we get sick, we don’t get care. Then we get sicker. And pretty soon, it turns out that our whole community has a tendency to be less healthy than our straight brethren.
So let’s nip this in the bud. You need care – competent, welcoming, informative, safe, affordable, respectful care. Luckily, there are nurses and doctors (and dentists and therapists and chiropractors) who are standing up as safe providers – ones who aren’t just willing to serve LGBTQ patients, but who are educated and eager to see you get healthy. Find one.
Find A Safe Provider
Doctor (LGBT Guild)
Transgender Health Network
Recommend a Safe Provider
Tips for Finding a Safe Provider
LGBT Aging Center
Health Care Problems in LGBT Patients
Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research
Questions to Ask Your Doctor