Vanderbilt University Medical Center is committed to a welcoming and supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) patients. We've earned a 100% rating on the Human Rights Campaign's Equality Index for the past 6 years.
Our Vanderbilt Program for LGBTQ Health connects patients with specially trained LGBTQ providers and helps ensure outstanding medical care in an atmosphere of compassion and respect.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a national leader in LGBTQ patient care including cultural competency training, research and education.
LGBTQ patients may face a greater chance of inadequate health care, certain medical problems and chronic diseases, and higher rates of mental health conditions such as depression. Our program helps LGBTQ individuals with:
Vanderbilt's Trans Buddy program is the first of its kind in the U.S. Trans Buddy advocates help our LGBTQ patients navigate their medical care and improve their overall patient experience. The Trans Buddy program does not provide or influence medical services, financial assistance or other support services outside Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Trans Buddy advocates can help with:
To request a Trans Buddy advocate, call: (615) 875-BUDD (2833)
We can help you locate LGBTQ-competent providers within Vanderbilt University Medical Center and our affiliated clinics. Call (615) 936-3879 to reach one of our team members.