Woodhull Hospital was recognized as a “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality 2019” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC).
The designation acknowledges hospitals, community health centers, and nursing homes across the country that embrace LGBTQ inclusion and patient-centered care. Hospitals were assessed on four criteria: non-discrimination and staff training, patient services and support, employee benefits and policies, and patient and community engagement.
“As the Trump-Pence administration continues to attack the most fundamental rights of LGBTQ people, including rolling back non-discrimination protections in the Affordable Care Act and promoting a license to discriminate in health care, it is more important than ever that health care institutions stand with the LGBTQ community,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “The health care facilities that participate in HRC’s Healthcare Equality Index are making clear that they stand on the side of fairness and are committed to providing inclusive care to their LGBTQ patients.”
In 2017, Woodhull opened Brooklyn’s first and only Pride Health Center which provides patient-centered and culturally competent health services to remove barriers to care for the borough’s LGBTQ community. The center offers services for women’s health; men’s health; gender transition; hormone therapy; HIV and STD prevention, screening, and treatment services; adolescent care; social work and behavioral health services; and general primary care.
“Our commitment is to ensure all New Yorkers have access to inclusive, culturally responsive, high-quality health care. We are proud to receive this recognition and continue to break down barriers to health care that LGBTQ communities still face,” said Mitchell Katz, president and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals.
The Pride Health Center at NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull is located at 760 Broadway. The center is open Mondays from 4:00pm-8:00pm. Additionally, medical providers are available at the hospital five days a week. Patients can make an appointment or walk-in for care. For more information or to make an appointment, call 718-963-8068.
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