Washington University Physicians are committed to providing excellent, patient-centered care to LGBTQ+ patients in a respectful environment. LGBTQ+ patients have unique health needs. Sharing information about your sexual orientation and gender identity with your care team helps us provide a more personalized health care experience, specifically tailored to your needs.
Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Your Care
- Some conditions are more or less common in LGBTQ+ patients than in other groups. Recommendations for health care screenings, vaccinations, medications and other services can be different based on your gender identity and sexual behavior.
- Across the country, health care providers are more frequently asking about sexual orientation and gender identity with the goal of providing better care to LGBTQ+ patients. Learn more at doaskdotell.org.
- The information that you share with your provider is confidential and protected in the same ways as other medical information.
Health Care Services
While all of our clinics are welcoming and inclusive, a number of our services provide care that may be specifically of interest to LGBTQ+ patients:
LGBTQ+ Patient Rights
We are committed to ensuring your rights to health care without discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. See more info about patient rights and our non-discrimination policies.
LGBTQ+ Patient Resources
We strive to empower all of our patients with the knowledge to maximize their health. See more info on LGBTQ+ patient health tips and research on improving LGBTQ+ health.