The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Program for LGBTQ Health is an innovative effort to improve healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer patients. We help patients navigate Vanderbilt’s healthcare services, connecting them with LGBTQ-competent providers and resources.
LGBTQ patients may face a greater chance of inadequate healthcare, certain medical problems and chronic diseases and higher rates of mental health conditions, such as depression, than the general population. As patient navigators, our focus is to address these healthcare disparities.
We work in hand-in-hand with the Clinic for Transgender Health, which provides gender-affirming hormone therapy and surgical intervention for transgender patients.
Vanderbilt's Trans Buddy Program helps our LGBTQ patients navigate their medical care and improve their overall patient experience.
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Our unique training program creates a network of doctors across the medical center prepared to care for LGBTQ patients.
Our groundbreaking Trans Buddy program provides patients with volunteer patient advocates who provide emotional support during any kind of healthcare visit at Vanderbilt.
We tailor your treatment plan to meet your needs for cultural competency, affirmation of who you are and understanding you and your family. We help you navigate your treatment options to ensure that you receive the best possible care.
Vanderbilt is a national leader in LGBTQ patient care, including cultural competency training, research and education. We earned a 100% rating from the Healthcare Equality Index.
We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including: