Posted On December 14, 2016 By In Practice Management, Practice Management Articles

Making Your Urgent Care Center Welcoming for LGBTQ Patients

Urgent message: There is a growing need for awareness of medical, safety, and social issues involving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community in health care. Here’s how urgent care fits in.

Introduction
There are significant unmet health needs among members of the U.S. lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) population, many of whom are afraid to access the health-care system and face barriers to care even if they do seek treatment. Clearly there is room for urgent care centers to step up with services and customer service that welcome this community.

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