How can I find a healthcare provider in Rhode Island that is trained in LGBTQ+ issues?

The Rhode Island Department of Health’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Equity Group maintains a list of LGBTQ+ health resources and LGBTQ+ friendly healthcare partners

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island’s LGBTQ+ Safe Zone Program certifies healthcare providers who must have:

  • staff training specific to the care of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people
  • protection for patients and staff from discrimination based on gender identity or expression
  • gender neutral bathrooms
  • inclusive forms and procedures
  • a public commitment to connecting with and serving the LGBTQ community

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