LGBTQ+ Health

Resources for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Patients, Families and Visitors

Michigan Medicine focuses on patient and family centered care for our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) guests. Members of the LGBTQ+ community continue to face a variety of health care disparities. Together, we can all make our health system an inclusive space of healing for all patients and families.

Care Programs

Michigan Medicine offers a variety of services and programs for health issues affecting the LBGTQ+ community.

Coming soon: LGBTQ+ Affirming Provider list.

Support Groups

Michigan Medicine offers a variety of support groups for topics affecting the LGBTQ community.

Patient Rights and Policies

Please refer to the links below for information about patient rights, responsibilities and policies.

Patient Stories

Please see the compelling stories from our LGBTQ+ patient advisors.

Additional Resources

Advisory Committee for the Advancement of LGBTQ Health

The Advisory Committee for the Advancement of LGBTQ Health at Michigan Medicine (ACALHM) aims to create enduring and affirming spaces to promote the health and well-being of patients, families, learners, staff, faculty, and visitors of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions at Michigan Medicine. In pursuit of this aim, the role of ACALHM is to:

  • Gather key information about the structures, policies, barriers and facilitators to promoting LGBTQ health at Michigan Medicine
  • Provide input and make recommendations to help guide institutional efforts at Michigan Medicine.

Members of the advisory committee

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Healthcare Equality Index (HEI)

Healthcare Equality Index Top Performer graphic: Equals symbol above Human Rights Foundation 2019 with LGBTQ Healthcare Equality in center of block

The Human Rights Campaign is the nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization. They issue the Healthcare Equality Index as a report used to evaluate participating healthcare organizations. A score out of 100 is issued based on the following framework:

  • Non-discrimination and staff training
  • Patient services and support
  • Employee benefits and policies
  • Patient and community programs

Michigan Medicine earned a score of 95 on the 2020 Healthcare Equality Index, receiving a "Top Performer" designation.

We want to hear from you! If you have an idea for a patient experience project or topic for the advisory council to consider, please send us an email to patient-experience@med.umich.edu.