Weill Cornell Medicine welcomes and affirms you. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality care to our LGBTQ+ patients to help you achieve physical and emotional well-being.
As a lesbian, gay, transgender, non-binary, queer, intersex or asexual patient, it’s likely that you have faced barriers to receiving healthcare in the past. These barriers to care and treatment — as well as other experiences of social discrimination — have real health consequences. Our providers and researchers are not only deeply aware of these realities, but are also energetically committed to providing the highest quality care to you to promote your long-term health.
Our physicians, including a number of whom openly identify as LGBTQIA+ themselves, are passionate about serving our LGBTQIA+ communities throughout New York City.
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.
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 Wellness Qlinic is open Wednesdays from 6 – 9 p.m. For clinical resources and mental health services, visit our site to learn more
The Weill Cornell Medicine LGBTQIA+ Trauma Treatment Program is an outpatient psychotherapy treatment program that focuses on the healing of trauma in the LGBTQIA+ population. The program addresses the issue of lack of access to quality, and provides trauma focused mental health care for the LGBTQIA+ community. Faculty and staff are trained in evidence based treatments and have decades of experience working with the NYC LGBTQIA community.
Weill Cornell Medicine has an organizational mission to 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 the best clinical practices for LGBTQIA+ 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.
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 LGBTQIA+ 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 our staff and patients.
In 2018, NewYork-Presbyterian was designated a leader in LGBTQIA+ Healthcare Equality and we are proud to be partnered with an organization that is equally dedicated to meeting the specific healthcare needs of LGBTQIA+ individuals. Read more about LGBTQIA+ and world-class hospital care with our partners at NYP.