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.