Serving our LGBT Patients & Their Families

In order to make certain that we are serving the needs of our LGBT patients and families, in 2013 we established a multidisciplinary LGBT Task Force made up of doctors, nurses, and staff members from across our health system. Our team reflects the diversity of the communities we serve and share a dedication to ensuring that our LGBT patients and their families feel welcome and receive the highest quality care. Since our work began, we have revised policies and procedures and led education campaigns with our doctors, nurses and staff in order to ensure an inclusive environment.

Building Equality in Healthcare

We are dedicated to improving the health of the LGBT community. In order to achieve this, our top priorities are educating doctors, nurses and staff so they are better able to meet needs, partnering with the community, and building an inclusive environment for LGBT patients, their families and our own LGBT employees. A number of our doctors have self-identified their interest in treating LGBT patients by indicating “LGBT Health” as a clinical interest area. To learn more about them, please visit johnmuirhealth.com/findadoctor and search by Clinical Interest.

Our hospitals in Concord and Walnut Creek and our Behavioral Health Center were all recognized as “Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest LGBT civil rights organization. Our facilities were three of a select group of health care facilities nationwide to have earned this distinction and each year, we strive to maintain this distinction. All three facilities provided LGBT health trainings to employees and implemented non-discrimination policies that demonstrate commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients and their families.

We celebrate and build a welcoming environment for LGBT patients, families and employees

Providing top-quality care and an excellent patient experience to all patients who walk through our doors is at the core of what we do at John Muir Health. With our LGBT Task Force, we continue to examine ourselves, our policies and our procedures to ensure that we are specifically welcoming our LGBT patients and their families. This includes providing gender neutral or “All Gender” restrooms in many of our facilities.

Our Policy States

“John Muir Health prohibits discrimination against or harassment of any person regardless of age, race, ethnicity, religion, marital status, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression.”

For support or information, please e-mail us at LGBTTaskForce@johnmuirhealth.com

“John Muir Health provides an inclusive environment for our diverse patients, physicians, staff and volunteers. Our commitment is to treat all of our patients with respect and deliver the expertise and high-quality care for which we are known.”

Cal Knight
John Muir Health President & CEO

 

Additional Resources

San Francisco AIDS Foundation
(415) 487-3000
Services for HIV prevention, testing and care.

Gaylesta
(415) 729-3996
Collection of San Francisco professionals focused on LGBT mental health issues.