Our communities are vibrant and diverse. People who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, agender and many other identities (LGBTQIA+) make up the fabric of every community in the St. Louis Metropolitan region. They come from all walks of life, including race, ethnicity, age, socioeconomic status and citizenship status, among others.
There is a need for culturally competent medical, health and preventative care specific to LGBTQIA+ people. Significant social inequality and health disparities also threaten the health outcomes and feeling of belonging for many LGBTQIA+ individuals, including direct harassment and discrimination in the health care environment.
As part of our promise to deliver the extraordinary care that everyone deserves, we are committed to providing resources that positively impact LGBTQIA+ communities, especially for health and medical services.
As a health care system, we recognize that, while members of the LGBTQIA+ community require typical health and medical care like anyone, they may also seek health and medical services that are specific and tailored to their unique needs. We understand that not every BJC HealthCare hospital or facility may have that particular service currently available. That’s why those locations are encouraged to share the resources and services available at the Academic Medical Campus –– which comprises Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine –– as a starting point. This is a crucial step for BJC HealthCare as we continue our journey to provide world-class medicine and extraordinary care to everyone.
Learn more about our additional resources and services.