Services for LGBT Patients

Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality

Mt. Hood in the Summer

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is committed to ensuring that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients and their families are welcomed, respected and given culturally competent care. OHSU’s goal is to provide healthcare services that offer quality care for all of our patients. OHSU continues to strengthen its services and programs to ensure that they are inclusive and culturally appropriate to serve the needs of Oregon’s diverse patient population. The following highlights OHSU’s services and leadership activities which promote and support LGBT healthcare equality.

OHSU was recognized in 2011 and 2012 as a Leader in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign.The Healthcare Equality Index confirms that OHSU policies and practices meet and/or exceed the criteria for inclusion in the survey.

  • OHSU’s patient’s rights policy is inclusive of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.
  • OHSU’s visitation policy grants same-sex couples (partners/spouses/ significant others) the same access as different-sex couples and next-of-kin.
  • OHSU’s visitation policy grants same-sex parents the same access as different-sex parents for visitation of their minor children.
  • OHSU provides cultural competency training that addresses healthcare issues related to the LGBT community.
  • OHSU’s employment non-discrimination policy is inclusive of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.

Inclusive medical services for LGBT patients

OHSU Richmond Clinic, in partnership with TransActive Education & Advocacy helps to ensure access to primary care for gender nonconforming youth and their families by taking referrals as needed for primary care and by hosting regular support group meetings for Youth Trans Group and Family Support Group. At OHSU Richmond Clinic, a number of family medicine faculty members are working to provide primary care and hormone therapy to transgender adults. The staff at Richmond is committed to culturally sensitive care for transgender individuals. To make an appointment, call 503 418-3900 or an OHSU Family Medicine Clinic near you.

OHSU’s Division of Plastic Surgery offers comprehensive reconstructive and cosmetic procedures for the face and body, breast surgery, body contouring after weight loss surgery, hand surgery and pediatric plastic surgery. For transgender patients OHSU’s Division of Plastic Surgery offers gender reassignment breast surgery (MtF and FtM) and a variety of facial procedures. Additionally, a complete line of nonsurgical procedures for facial skin resurfacing and rejuvenation is offered. To make an appointment or learn more, call 503 494-6687.

The OHSU Fertility Clinic is proud to offer comprehensive fertility services to same-sex couples and single persons to assist them with their family-building options. OHSU Fertility Clinic provides affordable care in a supportive environment. The full range of fertility services offered includes donor insemination, ovulation induction, in-vitro fertilization (including “co-maternity” ie. the use of one partner’s eggs and the other partner’s uterus), egg donation, and gestational surrogacy. To make an appointment, call 503 418-4500.

Mental health and addictions services for LGBT patients

The OHSU Avel Gordly Center for Healing offers LGBT-specific and LGBTsensitive services. These services range from the individual counseling for LGBT community members to couples and family counseling for same-sex and opposite-sex partners. The clinic offers counseling for depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse and dependence, relationship and work-life issues, grief, as well as issues of identity, discrimination, questioning, coming out and other experiences relevant to LGBT community. To make an appointment, call 503 418-5311.

Prevention and screening services for LGBT patients

OHSU Partnership Project provides a comprehensive array of services to people living with HIV/AIDS, their families and those at-risk. Their Supporting Healthy Options for Prevention (SHOP) program provides risk reduction counseling to those living with HIV/AIDS and those at risk. LGBT population is one of the target populations. OHSU Partnership Project provides education and outreach to a variety of agencies to educate them on services and issues specific to the LGBT community. To make an appointment, call 503 230-1202 or 1-877-795-7700.

OHSU HIV Clinic/Internal Medicine Clinic utilizes a team approach to provide comprehensive and inclusive care to LGBT patients in all stages of HIV disease. The team provides both primary patient care and consultation to clinicians at OHSU and throughout the community. Emphasis is placed on continuity of care through hospital collaboration and community partnerships. The HIV clinical team offers state-of-the-art clinical trials for all phases of HIV care for both OHSU and community/statewide patients. To make an appointment, call 503 494-8562.

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