VIVID Health promotes physical, mental and spiritual well-being for adults of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Our team offers inclusive and compassionate health care and support for the adult LGBTQ community. Our goal: a safe, welcoming place to find resources to live a life that’s healthy and fulfilling.
These are just a few of our diverse providers across many specialties dedicated to providing inclusive care for the LGBTQ community. Please call us and we can help connect you with the primary care provider or specialist that's best for you.
- Adult Gender Affirming Surgery, Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Migraine and Occipital Neuralgia Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
- Family Medicine, HIV Prevention, Including Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine, Primary Care, Urgent Care
Why Choose VIVID Health at Vanderbilt
- Gender-affirming services
We provide affirming care across the medical center, and in specific services tailored to meet the needs of the LGBTQ+ individual, including primary care, hormone therapy, electrolysis, voice care, surgical consults and other adult related transition services.
- Recognized care
We are a national leader in care for the adult LGBTQ+ patient, including cultural competency training, research and education. We earned a 100% rating from the Healthcare Equality Index, which ranks the availability of equitable and inclusive care for the LGBTQ+ patient and their families.
- Personalized care
Your treatment plan is tailored to affirm who you are and your healthcare needs. Our team will help you navigate treatment options to ensure you receive the best possible care.
- Spiritual and holistic care
Our team includes a spiritual care provider to help patients with spiritual or emotional needs. Our team also includes a Licensed Clinical Social Worker to help LGBTQ+ patients cope with anxiety, depression, and life transitions.
The groundbreaking Trans Buddy Program, led by the Program for LGBTQ+ Health, connects our patients with trained volunteers to provide emotional support during any health care visit at Vanderbilt Health.
- Leader in research
Innovative research is an element of the Vanderbilt Health mission. Research studies designed to improve your care, as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, are ongoing within our facility. If you choose to participate in one of these studies, you will help improve the care provided to others in the country and the world.
- Training and accreditation
Our team offers training programs to providers and staff across the medical center on topics such as cultural competency, top health concerns and creating a welcoming environment for our LGBTQ+ patients and families. Our providers are well-trained and experienced in caring for LGBTQ+ patients and families.
Tests, Treatments and Services
Vanderbilt University Medical Center follows all applicable state and federal laws and regulations. Under Tennessee law, gender-affirming care involving puberty-blocking drugs, hormone therapy, and surgical gender transition is prohibited for any patients under age 18. Tenn. Code Ann. § 68-33-101
We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:
Vanderbilt LGBTQ Resources
Vanderbilt's Program for LGBTQ Health is an innovative effort to improve care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals. We help patients navigate Vanderbilt Health's services, connecting them with LGBTQ-competent providers and resources. Our groundbreaking Trans Buddy program provides patients with volunteer patient advocates who provide emotional support during any kind of health care visit at Vanderbilt.