LGBTQ Community Support
LGBTQ Resources for Patients INCLUDE:
- Primary Care
- HIV specialists, HIV testing, PrEP
- Hormone therapy for transgender patients
- Referral for gender affirming surgeries
- Medication adherence counseling
- Drug and alcohol counseling
- Specialty Services and Treatments:
- Anal dysplasia
- To learn more about physicians who are well versed in LGBTQ care, please click on "Our Team" at the top of this page. Physicians are located at a number of Eisenhower locations across the valley, including Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage and La Quinta. To learn more, please call 760-773-1460.
EISENHOWER IS PROUD TO SUPPORT THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY
For the fifth consecutive year, Eisenhower Medical Center has been recognized as a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality in the Healthcare Equality Index 2017, an annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organization. Eisenhower earned top marks for its commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBTQ patients and their families, who can face significant challenges in securing adequate health care.
"Our mission has always been to provide the very best care for each and every one of our patients," says Martin Massiello, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Eisenhower Medical Center. "To earn the Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality for a fifth consecutive year demonstrates Eisenhower's ongoing commitment to ensure all patients are treated with dignity and respect. That is health care as it should be."
In 2017, requirements to achieve this recognition became more specific. Eisenhower Medical Center was one of a select group of 302 health care facilities nationwide to be named Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality. Facilities awarded this title meet key criteria for equitable care, including non-discrimination policies for LGBTQ patients and employees, a guarantee of equal visitation for same-sex partners and parents, and LGBTQ health education for key staff members.
“Despite all the progress we’ve made, far too many LGBT people still lack inclusive and affirming healthcare. Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality are helping to change that, and, in the process, making the lives of LGBT patients and their families better each and every day,” says Chad Griffin, President of the Human Rights Campaign. “LGBT people have a right to be treated equally in all aspects of our lives, and HRC celebrates Eisenhower Medical Center for its work to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for all patients.”
For more information about the Healthcare Equality Index 2017, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/hei.