June 26, 2014 | by Staff reports
New LGBT Health Center opens in Harlem
Harlem, gay news, Washington Blade

Pictured from left to right: Medical Director of Metropolitan Hospital Comprehensive LGBT Health Center Dr. Nadia Duvilaire; patient Christopher Leo Daniels; HHC President Dr. Ram Raju at the launch of the hospital’s Comprehensive LGBT Health Center. (Photo courtesy HHC)

NEW YORK — New York’s Health and Hospitals Corporation’s Metropolitan Hospital Center in East Harlem this month opened a new LGBT Health Center that aims to better serve and remove barriers to care for LGBT New Yorkers, EDGE Boston and other media outlets report.

The Comprehensive LGBT Health Center will provide specialized and comprehensive primary, preventive and specialty care by health care professionals trained to manage the needs of LGBT patients, the report said.

“So far I could say that the patients coming here have found the environment to be welcoming and nurturing. We at Metropolitan have gone through an intensive cultural competence training over the past year, and are showing great sensitivity to the needs of LGBT patients,” Dr. Nadia Duvilaire, who oversees patients in the Comprehensive LGBT Health Center, was quoted as having said by EDGE Boston.

Several studies have shown that not being out to health care providers can negatively impact health.

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