LGBTQ Health Services

PCHC is committed to the health and wellbeing of all of our patients and communities. We strive to provide an environment that is inclusive, patient-centered, and welcoming to all.

For the past six years in a row, PCHC has been recognized as a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC). This means that our practices and policies value the equality and inclusion of LGBTQ patients, visitors, and employees.

Resources

Coming Out To Your Doctor:

One of the keys to good healthcare is being open with your primary care provider. Health professionals treating you need to know about your sexual orientation and gender identity to give the best possible care. For tips on being open with healthcare providers, go to www.hrc.org/resources

Women’s Health Screenings:

All women, regardless of sexual orientation, are at risk for developing breast or cervical cancer. Despite this risk, many lesbians don’t seek regular health screenings, like pap tests, pelvic exams, or mammograms. Talk with your provider to make sure you’re up to date on screenings.

“What Do I Do?” Handbook:

While HIV affects people from all walks of life, the epidemic greatly impacts gay and bisexual men, transgender women, and youth. This handbook, from HRC, includes information about HIV prevention, treatment, and care. Visit: www.hrc.org/whatdoido

Questions? Concerns?

Should you have any questions, feel free to call our Patient Liaison at 207-992-9200 ext. 1462.

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