LGBTQ Health

Inclusive and Respectful Health Care for All

We believe health care is a right, not a privilege, and have worked diligently to remove barriers to care for vulnerable populations throughout our history. Greater Elgin Family Care Center therefore continues to successfully address the barriers of cost, accessibility, and language. However, additional barriers may still be in place that may keep patients from accessing life-saving care.

We know there are unmet needs in our community, notable for access to health care for the LGBTQ population, and we are actively addressing this need. GEFCC has therefore hired practitioners who have a proven track record of providing health care to LGBTQ and HIV positive individuals. We realize that receiving care from a practitioner who understands your specific needs and accepts and values you for who you are is important. Our Health Centers are safe and welcoming environments for the LGBTQ community.

As a Community Health Center, we welcome and accept everyone, regardless of their race, ethnicity, social status, immigration status, gender identity and/or sexual orientation. Our services are culturally sensitive and delivered with compassion and respect by our wonderful team of practitioners and other professionals.

LGBTQ Health Services

•Preventive Care and Routine Physicals

•Women’s Health, Including Gynecological Services

•Pediatrics

•Infectious Disease Care, Including HIV and Hepatitis

•Sexuality Transmitted Infections Testing and Treatment

•Transgender Health Services

•Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

•Substance Use Disorder Services

•Dental Health Services

•Insurance Enrollment

Our Team

Resources

CDC – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health

https://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/index.htm

Equality Illinois

https://www.equalityillinois.us/

National LGBT Health Education Center

https://www.lgbthealtheducation.org/

Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health

https://www.icah.org/