Finding world-class quality healthcare providers that are inclusive and welcoming to members of the LGBTQ+ community can be challenging and can even become a deterrent for receiving preventative wellness exams and other healthcare services. We understand there are still many inequities that exist as it relates to healthcare, which is why we want to connect your community with our LGBTQ friendly doctors. Our mission as a leading healthcare organization looks to treat the whole patient — regardless of that patient's sexual orientation or gender identity.
When it comes to inclusive patient care, Weill Cornell Medicine has established a welcoming culture and safe environment for the members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
Our care providers at Weill Cornell Medicine offer equal access to healthcare services in addition to specific programs and treatment options targeted at protecting the health and wellness of those who identify as members of the LGBTQ community.
While all of our providers and departments are committed to patient inclusivity, we’ve highlighted some of the more common healthcare services below to help serve as a resource aimed at connecting the New York’s LGBTQ+ community with highest quality healthcare. Finding a LGBTQ friendly doctor in New York City has never been easier.
Preventative healthcare services include:
Specific programs, treatments and specialty services:
At the Wellness Qlinic, we pledge to provide compassionate, transparent, and patient-centered care to those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ).
The Weill Cornell Medicine Wellness Qlinic is the first student-run clinic in New York City to offer free mental health care for those who identify as LGBTQ+, regardless of insurance status.
The Wellness Qlinic is open Wednesdays from 6 – 9 p.m. For clinical resources and mental health services, visit our site to learn more
Our hospital partner helps us to provide a host of services and programs dedicated to providing the world-class healthcare that is rooted in an unbiased culture of inclusion and acceptance. From treatment to preventative care and in-patient services, the LGBTQ Task Force at NYP (led by Juan Mejia, MPH, VP of Operations at Weill Cornell/NYP) works to create an inclusive, open visitors policy and healthcare environment, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity for both staff and patients alike.
In 2018, our hospital partner was designated a 2018 Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality and we are proud to be partnered with an organization that is equally dedicated to meeting the specific healthcare needs of LGBTQ+ individuals. Read more about LGBTQ and world-class hospital care with our partners at NYP.
Weill Cornell Medicine has an organizational mission to be offer a supportive institutional climate for the LGBTQ+ community which extends across all pillars of our institution including faculty, staff, students and patients at Weill Cornell Medicine and its affiliates.
To reinforce our commitment to this mission, we established a cross-departmental committee to lead initiatives that encompass professional development, community outreach, clinical education, LGBTQ+ health-related research, the implementation of best clinical practices for LGBTQ+ patients. Our advocacy stretches beyond the institution itself.
To get involved or read more about our community events visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion