Access to Health/Preventative Care
Thinking about health and wellness also means
- thinking about how and where we get healthcare,
- whether we feel welcome and feel our needs are met,
- how we pay for the care we need,
- and whether and how we take proactive preventative care steps.
For LGBT people, sometimes these things can seem a bit tricky. Finding a doctor or specialist nearby that is welcoming and knowledgeable about our unique needs can be a worry. Figuring out questions about health insurance, what is covered, and who in our family is covered (and how) can also be a worry. It's no wonder that thinking about going to the doctor for routine preventative care - when we are not injured or ill, but to maintain our health - is not always at the top of our list!
Jump to the sections below to learn more about finding a doctor, coming out to your doctors, and knowing about your rights within the healthcare system.