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LGBTQ+ Awareness

LGBTQ+ Health Care for the Veteran You Are

VA is dedicated to being a leader in health care for LGBTQ+ Veterans. We provide comprehensive care for LGBTQ+ Veterans, including routine health services, mental health care, hormone treatment, tobacco cessation programs, sexually transmitted infection prevention, cancer screenings and more.

VA provides sensitive and affirming medical care to meet the needs of LGBTQ+ Veterans and we offer providers who are trained in best practices in LGBTQ+ health care to ensure you receive the best care possible.

The Power of Preventive Health

VA recognizes that LGBTQ+ Veterans face increased health risks and unique challenges in health care due to stigma, discrimination, and stress. However, getting preventive care reduces the risk for disease, disability, and death. VA believes in providing a safe and inclusive environment that fosters patient trust, disclosure, and positive health outcomes for LGBTQ+ Veterans.

Talk with your Provider

VA encourages Veterans to talk about all aspects of their lives with their providers, including sexual orientation and gender identity, so we can provide the best care possible. Conversations and the information you share with your VA provider are confidential.

Every VA facility has a LGBTQ+ Veteran Care Coordinator (LGBTQ+ VCC) to connect LGBTQ+ Veterans to health care services. They help Veterans find providers, answer questions, and report problems, if encountered. VA also offers Women Veterans Program Managers to assist with your care coordination needs. Additional resources that are available include:

Download LGBTQ+ Health Care Posters

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LGBTQ+ Pride Month 2021 Poster:

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LGBTQ+ Pride Month 2021 Flyer:


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