Resources for LGBTQ+ Patients

Below are links to resource pages that may be of interest to LGBTQ+ patients.

Know Your Healthcare Rights
It is especially important for members of the LGBTQ+ community to take steps to ensure they know about and protect their rights to receive the best care possible.

What To Do If You Experience Discrimination
The LGBTQ+ community is more likely to experience discrimination in healthcare settings than our non-LGBTQ+ counterparts – learn about steps you can take if you aren’t treated fairly.

Protecting Your Visitation & Decision Making Rights
It is especially important for the LGBTQ+ community to take steps to ensure that the people we choose may visit us and make medical decisions on our behalf in times of emergency.

Affordable Care Act Resources
The LGBTQ+ community is less likely to have health insurance than our non-LGBTQ+ counterparts – learn about your coverage options through the Affordable Care Act.

Find an LGBTQ-Friendly Healthcare Provider
Search the GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality provider directory for primary care providers, specialists, therapists, dentists and other health professionals in your area.

Coming Out to Your Doctor
One of the keys to good healthcare is being open with your healthcare provider.

Health Resources for Transgender Patients
Transgender and gender nonconforming people can face an exceptional degree of bias and discrimination in healthcare. Learn how to get the equitable, inclusive care you need.

Resources for Autistic Trans Patients
This guide will help our trans and autistic community members know better what to expect when going to doctors or hospitals, understand rights and responsibilities, and strategize for safety planning, effective communication, accommodations, and more.

The Human Rights Campaign reports on news, events and resources of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation that are of interest to the general public and further our common mission to support the LGBTQ+ community.

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