Health Centers with a Focus on SOGIE Health
The Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective currently provides medical services, dental services, support groups, and health education tailored to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities, but serves clients of all genders and gender identities, sexual orientations, ages and ethnicities. The Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective is especially proud of its services to people living with HIV/AIDS. We touch the lives of thousands of people every year.
We are a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide.
For nearly 100 years, Planned Parenthood has promoted a commonsense approach to women’s health and well-being, based on respect for each individual’s right to make informed, independent decisions about health, sex, and family planning.
AIDS Project New Haven (APNH) is the oldest AIDS service organization in the State of Connecticut. Formed by a small group of individuals in 1983, it has expanded to provide services throughout the greater New Haven area.
Search Tools to Find a Safe Healthcare Provider
This tool allows individuals to search for various types of care providers and their locations. The site does not endorse any individual or practice, but offers a great starting place as to where to look for trans-friendly health care.
GLMA works with selected community-based organizations and other healthcare facilities to identify LGBT-welcoming organizations and healthcare providers. An organization listed as a Community Partner means the organization and its providers are committed to providing competent non-judgmental care regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Each Community Partner has its own method of deciding which providers are associated with their organization. Sometimes there is a careful screening process. Other times, providers can be listed simply by asking. In any case, both the provider and organization have affirmed their commitment to LGBT health. However, neither the Community Partner nor GLMA endorses or guarantees the quality of the provider.
The Human Rights Campaign has a yearly healthcare equality index rating healthcare providers based on four core criteria. This includes information about hospitals.
NAMI provides information and tools for those looking to learn more about mental health. The LGBTQ section provides many different resources for mental health and the SOGIE community. They include tips for finding a good provider, as well as taking charge of your mental health care.
Mental Health America works nationally and locally to raise awareness about mental health and ensures that those at-risk for mental illnesses and related disorders receive proper, timely and effective treatment. MHA incorporates culturally competent strategies to ensure that it is effectively addressing the treatment and psychosocial needs of consumers and families with diverse values, beliefs, sexual orientations and backgrounds that vary by race, ethnicity and/or language.
This page includes brief information about SOGIE mental health.