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Health Care & Health Insurance

Receiving timely, sensitive health care is vital for your health and our community. Lack of health insurance, high costs, and lack of provider competence with GBTQ people may prevent us from accessing care.

Gay and bi men face higher rates of HIV/STIs, mental health problems, tobacco use, and drug and alcohol problems. Transgender individuals have a high prevalence of HIV/STIs, victimization, mental health issues, and suicide and are less likely to have health insurance. Elderly GBTQ individuals face additional health barriers because of isolation and a lack of social services and culturally competent providers.

Now there are more options for health insurance due to the Affordable Care Act. There are plenty of resources to help you sign up for health insurance. Talk to friends about finding health care providers who cater to GBTQ folks or see the resources below. If you have health insurance, check their website for providers who have GBTQ specialties.

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Trans Health

Information about transitioning, finding providers, and trans-specific health issues

How to Tell Your Provider You Are GBTQ

Find a GBTQ-Friendly Provider

How to find a doctor you can trust who is gay, bi, trans, queer, or an ally.