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LGBTQ Health Care Services

NYC Health + Hospitals is committed to empowering Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) New Yorkers to live the healthiest life possible. Our health system provides responsive, compassionate, and respectful care in a welcoming environment.

During the COVID-19 emergency, we are here for you! If you need urgent sexual or reproductive services, LGBTQ affirming care, or mental health support, our Pride Health Centers are here to help. To access services, call 212-925-5000 and press 3 after the language prompt to speak with a nurse. Initial screenings are all done over the phone. To learn more, click here.

How We Care For You

NYC Health + Hospitals was the first U.S. public health care system to mandate LGBTQ training for all staff members in 2011.

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Twenty-three of our facilities have earned the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s designation, “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” in 2019. To earn this, facilities must train staff in LGBTQ health care, have LGBTQ-responsive policies, and make those policies available to the public and staff.

To better serve the health care needs of the LGBTQ community, NYC Health + Hospitals has six Pride Health Centers in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx.

Gender-Affirming Surgery

NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan, a pioneer in LGBTQ mental health and medical care, offers a variety of services through its Pride Health Center, including 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.

NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan offers gender-affirming surgery on the chest, also known as “top surgery.” Feminizing top surgery can involve breast implants or breast augmentation. Masculinizing top surgery can involve a mastectomy, or removal of breast tissue.

Currently, Metropolitan offers top surgeries to transgender and gender non-conforming patients, who meet criteria defined by their insurance plans and their medical providers.

For information, appointments, and consultations call 212-423-7292 or email

NYC Health + Hospitals’ facilities with the “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” designation include:

NYC Health + Hospitals/ Bellevue NYC Health + Hospitals/ Kings County
NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Belvis NYC Health + Hospitals/ Lincoln
NYC Health + Hospitals/ Carter NYC Health + Hospitals/ McKinney
NYC Health + Hospitals/ Coler NYC Health + Hospitals/ Metropolitan
NYC Health + Hospitals/ Coney Island NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Morrisania
NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Cumberland NYC Health + Hospitals/ North Central Bronx
NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, East New York NYC Health + Hospitals/ Queens
NYC Health + Hospitals/ Elmhurst NYC Health + Hospitals/ Sea View
NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Gouverneur (includes adolescent services) NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Sydenham
NYC Health + Hospitals/ Gouverneur NYC Health + Hospitals/ Woodhull
NYC Health + Hospitals/ Harlem NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Vanderbilt
NYC Health + Hospitals/ Jacobi

LGBTQ Patient Information and Resources

The following is a brief list of our LGBTQ-responsive policies and resources for our patients:

LGBTQ Services at NYC Health + Hospitals

Transgender Health Care Resource Guide

Patient and Resident Bill of Rights

Visitation Policy: Patients have the right to designate any visitors, including a spouse, domestic partner, a same sex domestic partner, another family member or a friend. NYC Health + Hospitals does not restrict, limit or otherwise deny visitation privileges based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability. All visitors designated by the patient or support person where appropriate shall enjoy visitation privileges that are no more restrictive than those that immediate family members would enjoy. Patients may withdraw or deny consent to visitation to anyone at any time. Visitation hours may vary by facility.

Health Care Proxy Form

NYC Single-Sex Facility Policy (Executive Order 16) and Commission on Human Rights Legal Enforcement Guidance

NYC Health + Hospitals Plan to Enhance Equitable Care

MetroPlus Health Plan’s LGBT Resource Guide and Information on Coverage

LGBTQ Community Resources

LGBTQ Health Information

Resources for Healthcare Centers and Providers

Contact Us

For more information about our unique LGBTQ health care or any other LGBTQ-related issues, please email:

NYC Health + Hospitals provides advanced and sensitive LGBTQ health care services at select hospitals and neighborhood health centers. We have full wellness teams in every borough with extended hours that fit your busy schedule, dedicated to serving you and your family from the very first visit. Learn more about our extended hours.

Find a hospital or a neighborhood health center near you.

NYC Health + Hospitals provides high quality health care to all New Yorkers, regardless of their ability to pay. But we’ll also help you find health insurance if you need it. Click here to learn more about MetroPlus, our affordable and comprehensive health insurance plan.