Norton Healthcare is an inclusive health care provider. We believe every person has a right to the best health care experience and treatment options. If you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ+), it’s important to be open and honest with your medical provider so that we can work together to meet your health needs.
As you embark on your patient journey, we want you to be comfortable with coming out to your provider. Being LGBTQ+ is not uncommon, and no person should feel ashamed. Because LGBTQ+ people face unique health risks, it’s important we know this about you.
Health risks for LGBTQ+ people:
When your health care provider knows you on a more personal level, he or she can help identify and recommend screening or treatment options and plans based on your personal needs and goals. Your provider is here to be an advocate and resource for all aspects of your mental and physical health.
Norton Healthcare is taking steps to ensure our LGBTQ+ community can always expect the following when seeking medical care:
Services provided by Norton Infectious Disease Specialists include but are not limited to routine screenings of patients for HIV and viral hepatitis. Patients who are diagnosed with HIV, syphilis and/or multiple sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are provided extensive information on HIV care and treatment and/or prevention via PrEP, PEP and sustained use of condoms.
Specific care for HIV patients includes:
HIV and PrEP patients can be seen without a referral at either office location — downtown or Brownsboro — where all other infectious disease diagnoses require a provider referral. Newly diagnosed HIV patients can be seen within 72 hours, and in some cases, the same day.
For more information on services, providers and locations, visit Norton Infectious Disease Specialists.
NPride, Norton Healthcare’s LGBTQ+ and Allies employee resource group, provides employees and patients with access to a safe and supportive community that values diversity, trust and progress.
An employee resource group is a company-sponsored and company-recognized group of employees whose charter and priorities align with those of Norton Healthcare and the Norton Healthcare Inclusion Strategy. As part of Norton Healthcare’s Inclusion Strategy, employee resource groups enable a diverse and inclusive work environment that drives increased engagement and benefits the care we provide to patients and their families.
If you feel the need to talk to a caring and understanding individual about the important issues of your life, call the LGBT National Help Center at (888) 843-4564.
Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, Norton Healthcare (Contact: email@example.com)
NPride Employee Resource Group (Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Norton Infectious Disease Specialists
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