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 (LGBTQ+) patient navigators here to help support you. All LGBTQ+ 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 well-being 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 screenings, including mammograms.
Patient Navigators: Dedicated to Assisting LGBTQ+ Patients
Our patient navigators are dedicated to ensuring that our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients are supported through their health care journeys. All LGBTQ+ patients will be connected with welcoming and affirming medical providers for all of their health care needs.
If you would like additional support, patient navigators are here to attend medical appointments with you and continue to be your advocate as you become familiar with our health care system. Please contact one of our dedicated LGBTQ+ patient navigators at 303-602-6760 or 303-602-6819.
To learn more about our LGBTQ+ Center of Excellence, please email LGBTQadmin@dhha.org.