When reviewing the information below, be sure to consult the COVID-19 pages linked to view any protocols in place at the respective resource. If there is not a COVID-19 link, it may be best to contact the resource if a phone number is provided. Please stay safe and healthy.
🌈 Unique Health Risks for LGBTQ+ People
- Greater risk of acquiring HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases
- Higher rates of substance abuse and smoking
- Higher risk of mental health issues such as depression and anxiety
- Greater risk of suicide attempts
- Higher risk of certain cancers such as prostate, testicular, colon, oral, and anal cancer
- Higher rates of homelessness and sexual assault
Local & State Resources
Dignity Health | COVID-19
Dignity Health is made up of more than 60,000 caregivers and staff who deliver excellent care to diverse communities in 21 states. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is the fifth largest health system in the nation and the largest hospital provider in California.
🌈 Gender Health Center
2020 29th Street, Suite 201, Sacramento, CA 95817
A Trans/PoC-led, grassroots, nonprofit that provides programs, trainings, and direct services that center on Queer and Transgender People of Color (QTPOC).
☎ Phone: (916) 455-2391
- Northern California
To understand and meet the most pressing health needs in northern California, Kaiser Permanente works with hundreds of organizations and leverages a range of our organization’s assets.
- Men’s Health
You will find lots of information here to help you make good health decisions and live a longer, healthier life.
- 🌈 Transgender Services – Gender Health Program
KP’s gender health program strives to deliver quality gender-affirming care with dignity and sensitivity. KP is proud to partner with transgender and gender non-conforming patients and families to address their comprehensive health care needs. KP teams include specialists in case management services, primary care, adolescent medicine, plastic surgery, obstetrics/gynecology, urology, mental health, and speech therapy.
- 🌈 Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Health
Women who are lesbian, bisexual, or transgender can have distinctive health issues and health care needs. At Kaiser Permanente medical offices, compassionate providers are committed to supporting your health and well-being throughout your life.
One Community Health | ☎ Phone: (916) 443-3299
A private, nonprofit community health center serving the greater Sacramento area. Our team of compassionate and highly educated professionals use a medical home model of care, including preventive care, routine checkups, immunizations, and management of acute and chronic illnesses.
- Capitol Plaza Health Center
🌈 LGBTQ Services in Sacramento, CA
1125 10th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
☎ Phone: (916) 444-7966
- B Street Health Center
201 29th Street, Suite B
Sacramento, CA 95816
☎ Phone: (916) 446-6921
- Fruitridge Health Center
5385 Franklin Boulevard, Suite A-D
Sacramento, CA 95820
☎ Phone: (916) 452-7305
- North Highlands Health Center
5700 Watt Avenue
North Highlands, CA 95660
☎ Phone: (916) 332-5715
- Roseville Health Center
729 Sunrise Avenue, Suite 900
Roseville, CA 95661
☎ Phone: (916) 781-3310
- Woodland Health Center
530 Cottonwood Street, Suite 10
Woodland, CA 95695
☎ Phone: (530) 662-4646
Sacramento County Health Center | COVID-19
4600 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95820
A Federally Qualified Health Center that provides primary care and behavioral health services to low income residents of Sacramento County.
☎ Phone: (916) 874-9670
Sacramento Native American Health Center (SNAHC)
2020 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
A non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center, located in Midtown Sacramento. The health center is committed to enhancing quality of life by providing a culturally competent, holistic, and patient-centered continuum of care.
☎ Phone: (916) 341-0757
Sutter Health | COVID-19
Headquartered in Sacramento, Sutter Health provides coordinated care to more than 3 million Californians. An integrated network has created a connected model of care that is delivering coordinated healthcare when, where and how people need it. Sutter Health is committed to ensuring healthcare is accessible and inclusive to all by offering comprehensive services and quality health programs tailored to the diverse communities served.
- 🌈 LGBTQ Care Within the Sutter Health Network
Sutter Health can connect you and your family to the right specialist for high-quality LGBTQ care. Contact our Specialty Network team today for information about comprehensive transgender care, multidisciplinary specialty care, mental health services and more.
☎ Call (888) 834-1788. Email SSN@sutterhealth.org.
UC Davis Health | COVID-19
Medical Center, 2315 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95817
Providing the region’s only academic health center, UC Davis Health is focused on discovering and sharing knowledge and providing the highest quality of care. UC Davis Health is a hub of innovation that encompasses UC Davis Medical Center, UC Davis School of Medicine, The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis and UC Davis Medical Group. Read more about these entities below.
WEAVE | COVID-19
1900 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
The primary provider of crisis intervention services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Sacramento County.
☎ 24/7 Support & Information Line: (916) 920-2952
- 🌈 LGBTQ Services
As a leader in the anti-violence movement, WEAVE is committed to addressing issues of violence in all communities. WEAVE’s services are available to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault.
Veterans Health Administration (VHA) | COVID-19
The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.
- 🌈 Veterans with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) and Related Identities
“LGBT and related identities” is an inclusive term for sexual and gender minorities. Veterans may have other ways of describing themselves, so the term “LGBT and related identities” is used to inclusively recognize the full range of sexual orientation and gender identity minorities. All Veterans are welcome at VA, even those who identify as a sexual or gender minority. Sexual and gender minority Veterans have faced stigma and discrimination, which can affect health. As a healthcare institution, we need to work to make sure that Veterans with LGBT and related identities know that they are welcome at VA.
VA health care includes, among other services:
- Hormone treatment
- Substance use/alcohol treatment
- Treatment and prevention of sexually transmitted infections/PrEP
- Intimate partner violence reduction and treatment of after effects
- Heart health
- Cancer screen, prevention and treatment
- 🌈 VA LGBT Outreach
- LGBT Veteran Health Care Fact Sheets: These fact sheets communicate important information to Veterans with LGBT and related identities about their unique health risks and relevant services offered by VA. If you are a Veteran, you can download the appropriate fact sheet here.
- LGBT Pride Month
- LGBT Health Awareness Week: The last week in March is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Health Awareness Week. LGBT Health Awareness Week is an important time to bring attention to the unique health needs of LGBT Americans. LGBT Health Awareness Week is sponsored by the LGBT Health Program and the Office of Primary Care Services.
- We Serve All Who Served: The tagline underscores VA’s non-discrimination policy, and honors the service history of LGBT Veterans.
- Transgender E-Consultation Program: The VA has a program where your provider can get advice about your treatment through your medical record.
- Connect. It Can Save A Life: Veterans with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT), or related identities may face unique health challenges — including a higher risk for mental health issues and suicidal ideation than their non-LGBT counterparts. If you are a Veteran with an LGBT or related identity, making sure your health care provider knows your sexual orientation and gender identity can improve your access to comprehensive care. VA is dedicated to offering all Veterans high-quality care in a safe, respectful environment. Being open with your provider about your identity helps VA support your whole health.
- Recognizing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Veterans and Their Caregivers: This handout focuses attention on the unique experience and challenges of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Veterans and their caregivers.
- 🌈 VA LGBT Policies
- VHA Directive 1340, Health Care for Veterans Who Identify as Lesbian Gay or Bisexual: This policy states that any attempts (formal or informal) by VHA staff to convert or change a Veteran’s sexual orientation are prohibited.
- VHA Directive 1341, Providing Health Care for Transgender and Intersex Veterans: This is VA policy on the transgender care offered in VA facilities. This policy includes medically necessary care, such as hormone therapy, mental health care, preoperative evaluation, and post-operative and long-term care following gender confirming surgery. Gender confirming surgery cannot be performed or funded by VA.
- Rights and Responsibilities of VA Patients and Residents of Community Living Centers: This policy says that you won’t be discriminated against for any reason, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
- Rights and Responsibilities of Family Members of VA Patients and Residents of Community Living Centers: The VA uses a broad understanding of family, including anyone whom the patient or resident considers to be family.
VA Northern California Health Care System (VANCHCS) | COVID-19
VA Northern California is an integrated health care delivery system, offering medical, surgical, rehabilitative, mental health, and extended care to Veterans across Northern California. The health system is made up of 12 sites of care, including a medical center in Sacramento; a rehabilitation and extended care facility in Martinez, and 10 outpatient clinics. It serves an area covering 17 counties, about 30,000 square miles, and about 175,000 Veterans. VANCHCS operates in the following California counties: Alameda, Amador, Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Glenn, Placer, Sacramento, Shasta, Siskiyou, Solano, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Yolo and Yuba.
- 🌈 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Veteran Care
VA Northern California seeks to promote the health, welfare, and dignity of LGBT Veterans and their families. It is committed to making sensitive and high quality health care accessible. VANCHCS’ policies and practices focus on ensuring a safe, welcoming, and affirmative environment of care for LGBT Veterans. Its employees receive training in clinically competent care that is responsive to the unique needs of LGBT Veterans.
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) | COVID-19
CDC is the nation’s health protection agency, working 24/7 to protect America from health and safety threats, both foreign and domestic. CDC increases the health security of our nation.
- 🌈 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Health
People who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender have a variety of health needs. Find networks, services, and health clinics by state available to address those needs.
- 🌈 Gay & Bisexual Men’s Health
Gay and bisexual men are part of a very diverse community. They have both shared and unique experiences and situations that affect their physical and mental health needs as well as their ability to get high quality health services. This website provides an overview of the different health and other issues faced by gay and bisexual men.
- 🌈 Lesbian & Bisexual Women
Lesbian and bisexual women are part of a diverse community with various health concerns. While all women have specific health risks, lesbian and bisexual women are at a higher risk for certain diseases than other women. Find information and resources from CDC and other government agencies and community partners that address lesbian and bisexual women’s health.
- 🌈 Transgender Persons
Gender identity and sexual orientation are different facets of identity. Everyone has a gender identity and a sexual orientation, but a person’s gender does not determine a person’s sexual orientation. Transgender people may identify as heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, or none of the above.
🌈 The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health
The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health works to make life healthier for those in the LGBTQIA+ community, people living with HIV/AIDS, and the larger community.
- Health Policy Research
Issues affecting LGBT health, HIV policy, hepatitis, sexually transmitted infections, tuberculosis, and other issues.
- The National Center for LGBT Health Education
Providing LGBT health educational programming for health care organizations throughout the nation and the world.
- The LGBT Aging Project
Ensuring LGBT older adults have access to life-prolonging benefits, protections, services and institutions
🌈 LGBT National Help Center
Serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning community by providing free & confidential peer-support and local resources.
☎ LGBT National Hotline: 1-888-843-4564
☎ LGBT National Youth Talkline: 1-800-246-7743
☎ LGBT National Senior Hotline: 1-888-234-7243
🌈 GLMA Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality
GLMA is a national organization committed to ensuring health equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and all sexual and gender minority (SGM) individuals, and equality for LGBTQ/SGM health professionals in their work and learning environments.
- Find A Provider
Look for a healthcare provider you can be honest with.
🌈 LGBTQ+ Comprehensive Health & Well-being Guide
Members of the LGBTQ+ community have unique and complex health needs that heterosexuals don’t face. Health disparities and barriers to care can make staying healthy challenging, but knowing LGBTQ+ health risks can ensure you stay on top of your health. Local and national resources can help you prevent or treat these health conditions with the right medical testing, care and support.
🌈 National LGBT Cancer Network
11 S. Angell Street, Suite 377, Providence, RI 02906
The National LGBT Cancer Network works to improve the lives of LGBT cancer survivors and those at risk by: Educating the LGBT community about our increased cancer risks and the importance of screening and early detection; training health care providers to offer more culturally-competent, safe and welcoming care; and advocating for LGBT survivors in mainstream cancer organizations, the media and research.
Phone: (212) 675-2633
🌈 OutCare: Find an LGBTQ+ Competent Healthcare Provider
If you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer and are looking for an LGBTQ+ competent doctor or healthcare provider, you can search for a provider by simply entering your location and choosing a specialty.
The purpose and goal for ShoutOutHealth.com is to provide a safe haven for any LGBT people who are interested in access to empowering, up to date, uplifting and informative health and wellness information in a safe, anonymous forum, from health care providers, writers and other professionals who care about promoting LGBT health.