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Raising the standard of health care—for all
Northwell Health is dedicated to providing leading-edge health care and world-class resources that meet the needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, and asexual or allied (LGBT/LGBTQIA+) community.


While there is much diversity within the LGBTQIA+ community, what unifies each individual is the common experience of stigma and discrimination. At Northwell, we strive to break down barriers and offer individualized, compassionate health care to each and every person.

The more we know about you, the better we can serve you and promote your personal health and wellness. We encourage you to share information about your sexual orientation, gender identity and sexual health with the care team so that we may provide you with world-class medical care that meets your specific needs. All patient information is confidential.

Want to know more about our LGBTQIA+ services? Email us at [email protected]

Education & awareness

Our office of Diversity, Inclusion and Health Literacy is working to increase knowledge and education around the healthcare needs of the LGBTQIA+ community throughout our 23 hospitals and 750 outpatient practices. This education—largely through our Center for Learning and Innovation—is designed to exemplify our commitment to the specific needs of all our patients. A wide range of courses and educational resources, such as our Expressions BERG (Business Employee Resource Groups) program, provide our employees with tools that foster cultural humility, critical thinking and self-awareness. It promotes a fair, high-performing and inclusive work environment. And that means better care for every single patient we treat. 

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Living a transparent life.

Community partnerships

Northwell Health has partnerships with LGBTQIA+ organizations near each of our hospitals, which allow us to work closely with the metro New York and Long Island LGBTQIA+ communities. We are able to connect those in the LGBTQIA+ community with healthcare providers and additional resources that they need to live their healthiest lives.

Lenox Hill Greenwich Village (LHGV)—a division of Lenox Hill Hospital—is a state-of-the-art NYC emergency clinic and is among the facilities that work closely with the LGBTQIA+ community. LHGV's relationship with the nearby LGBTQIA+ Community Center is an example of how our partnerships truly benefit our LGBTQIA+ patients' specific needs. 

Patient Bill of Rights

Every patient has the right to receive treatment without discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, gender expression or disability, in addition to other important rights. Learn more about your rights as a patient here.

Programs & services

Center for AIDS Research & Treatment

400 Community Drive, Manhasset
(516) 562-4280

284 Pulaski Road, Greenlawn
(631) 425-5250

Gender Affirmation Surgery Program at North Shore University Hospital

300 Community Drive, Manhasset
(516) 622-5195

LGBTQIA+ Employment and Career Services Outreach Initiative

205-07 Hillside Avenue, Suite 5-9, Hollis
(718) 264-1789

600 Hempstead Turnpike,
West Hempstead
(516) 939-2290

Center for Transgender Care

865 Northern Boulevard, Great Neck
(516) 622-5195

Gerald J. Friedman Transgender Health & Wellness Program

100 East 59th Street, Manhattan
(212) 434-3556

Northwell Health Fertility

110 East 59th Street, Manhattan
(212) 324-2229

300 Community Drive, Manhasset
(516) 562-2229

285 Middle Country Road, Smithtown
(631) 650-2229

300 Old Country Road, Mineola
(516) 470-2229

Child and Adolescent Outpatient Psychiatry Department

75-59 263rd Street, Glen Oaks
(718) 470-8100

HIV Health Services at Staten Island University Hospital

375 Seguine Avenue, Staten Island
(718) 226-2640

Retroviral Disease Center at MEETH

210 East 64th Street, Manhattan
(212) 434-4251

Center for Young Adult & Adolescent & Pediatric HIV

865 Northern Boulevard, Great Neck
(516) 622-5070

2500 Bellmore Avenue, Bellmore
(516) 622-5070

37-03 92nd Street, Jackson Heights
(347) 551-0963

Lenox Health Greenwich Village

200 West 13th Street
New York, NY

(646) 665-6000

Ambulatory Surgery Center
(929) 292-3700

(646) 665-6700

Orthopaedic Institute & Spine Center
(646) 665-6784

LGBTQIA+ Health Center of Excellence

362 North Broadway, 2nd Floor
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
(914) 631-2070

Gender Affirmation Surgery Program 

1991 Marcus Avenue, Suite 102
Lake Success, NY 11042
(516) 497-7900