Lesbian Health Care Services
Lesbian, gay and bisexual women have a greater risk of breast cancer than other women.
- Susan G. Komen
Your health is important.
Denver Health understands that not all lesbian and bisexual women have good experiences at the doctor’s office — which is why we have a staff of dedicated lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) patient navigators here to help support you. All LGBT patients will be paired with welcoming and affirming medical staff by patient navigators who can help you schedule an appointment, and direct you if in need of tests for health concerns such as high-blood pressure, diabetes or issues with cervical and breast health.
Lesbian, gay and bisexual women (women who have sex with women) have a higher risk of developing breast and cervical cancer than the general female population — not because of sexual orientation, but because of risk factors that may be more common in these women (such as having children later in life and higher rates of obesity). However, simple wellness procedures offered at Denver Health can significantly limit those risks.
We focus on preventing diseases and promoting the health and wellbeing of all women.
Women's wellness checks can be provided at any of our clinics at our Community Health Centers or at the Women's Care Clinic on the Denver Health main campus. The Family Health Centers at Eastside and Westside feature dedicated women's care clinics and the Women’s Mobile Clinic travels to several areas in Denver to provide cervical and breast cancer screening, including mammograms.