Role of Hospitals: Denver Health

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LGBTQ+ Pride Month, celebrated every June, sheds a national spotlight on equal justice and equal opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ+) Americans. Thousands of people across the country flock to Pride Month events, such as parades, festivals, concerts, education events and backyard parties to show their support. Hospitals and health systems around the nation are taking this opportunity to show their support as well by highlighting ways they are improving care and mitigating discrimination toward the LGBTQ+ community

Denver Health has long supported LGBTQ+ patients by providing them with a safe place to go to get their health care. Through a wide range of LGBTQ+ health services, the hospital makes sure that every LGBTQ+ person is met with open, welcoming, safe and affirming care from a team of LGBTQ+ friendly doctors and staff.

Dedicated health services include:

  • Preventive health screenings
  • Management of chronic conditions
  • Sexual health services
  • Same-day pre-exposure prophylaxis
  • HIV services
  • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) on an informed consent model
  • Voice therapy
  • Behavioral health service

While Denver Health has accomplished a lot in this space, the work to make the hospital a more inclusive and affirming place for all patients and employees is ongoing. The hospital understands the important role it — and all hospitals — must play to advance care for all from educating colleagues on the health needs of this population to advocating for policies that protect their health and well-being.

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