LGBTQ+ health services
Everyone deserves equal access to high-quality health care – whether you’re lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning (LGBTQ+) or have any other sexual or gender identity.
At Allina Health, our specialized LGBTQ+ health experts will treat you with respect and deliver compassionate care for the whole you. We’ll address all of your unique physical and mental health concerns with inclusion at the center.
Inclusive care for all
Allina Health is committed to delivering inclusive care without discrimination. Your care team works together to ensure all patients feel comfortable, included and accepted every step of the way.
Coming out to your health care provider can be scary. However, sharing that you are LGBTQ+ helps your care team give you the best possible care for your unique health needs.
We make it easier to support your LGBTQ+ and primary health care needs – all in one place. Get vaccines, health screenings, physicals and LGBTQ+ health care in the same visit.
Your LGBTQ+ health care provider may recommend routine screenings for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV/AIDS, and hepatitis A, B and C.
Consider including HIV/AIDS care and prevention (such as PrEP therapy) in your primary care plan if you’re living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS.
Your provider may recommend vaccines against:
- Hepatitis A and B
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
- Other common illnesses such as the flu.
LGBTQ+ mental health
Mental health challenges can impact anyone, and your sexual orientation or gender identity is not a mental illness. For some LGBTQ+ people, mental health concerns are sparked by a lack of acceptance or coping with infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS.
Considering mental health support? A mental health consultation can make it easier to find specialized LGBTQ+ mental health care.
Insurance coverage and cost
Reviewed by: Heidi Coplin, MD
First published: 12/9/2021
Last reviewed: 1/27/2022