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LGBTQ+ Health and Wellness

NorthShore remains committed to creating an affirming environment and culture for our LGBTQ+ patients, families, team members and visitors. We are dedicated to creating a safe, inclusive and respectful experience for all LGBTQ+ people through quality healthcare.

We provide healthcare and wellness services for all people, regardless of age, language, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, culture, gender identity or expression, religion, familial status, size, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, military or veteran status, and physical, cognitive, or mental ability. Learn about our commitment to the LGBTQ+ Community.

Find a Provider

Browse our directory of LGBTQ+ affirming providers and get connected to care that is personalized and right for you.

Download the LGBTQ+ Affirming Providers Directory (PDF)

LGBTQ+ Services

NorthShore understands that everyone is different and might require specific healthcare needs. We offer a range of services for all LGBTQ+ patients:

Gender-affirming care including medical, behavioral health and surgical care
PEP/PrEP clinics with referral to affirming providers
Treatment plans for infectious diseases
Hormone replacement therapies
NorthShore Pathway program for sexual assault/domestic violence mental health services

Our Commitment to the LGBTQ+ Community

Our LGBTQ+ Advisory Panel, specialty groups and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) investments allow us to collaborate across departments to maintain safe, affirming care sites for all patients. Most importantly, we are committed to providing informed, personalized care for LGBTQ+ patients across the NorthShore community.

What can you expect when seeking care at Northshore for yourself or a loved one?

Connecting you with a care team that understand the specific health needs of LGBTQ+ patients.
We will help you connect with a provider who can provide the personalized care you deserve. Our staff receives continuous education to make sure they understand and appropriately serve our LGBTQ+ patients.

A personalized care experience throughout all levels of our health system.
Part of our staff education includes training on respectful collection of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) information to ensure a positive patient experience.

A team that cares about you.
One of our goals at NorthShore is to address and eradicate health inequities experienced by our LGBTQ+ patients. Our LGBTQ+ Advocacy committees work tirelessly to keep your healthcare needs and those of the LGBTQ+ community at the forefront of our work.

Your voice matters.
Know that we listen to you and are here to help. You always have a right to understand your rights and privacies as a patient.