Penn is dedicated to high-quality patient care. We value diverse patients and have a team of experts ready to serve you. As a patient at Penn, you have the right to medical, dental, and nursing services without discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. You also have the right to designate your partner or child as a visitor, regardless of legal recognition.
To find a physician or provider at Penn, visit our online directory or call 800-798-PENN.
For a national directory, visit the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association website.
Resources for LGBT Patients
The Trevor Lifeline
If you are a young person who is in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call The Trevor Lifeline now at 866-488-7386.
The GLBT National Help Center
If you feel the need to talk to a caring and understanding individual about the important issues of your life, call the GLBT National Help Center at 1-888 -843-4564.
The Gender Clinic at the Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania
The Gender Clinic at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is part of Adolescent Specialty Care located at 3550 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. The multidisciplinary team including an adolescent medicine specialist, endocrinologist, and mental health therapist/gender specialist provides assessment, medical management and other support for gender-variant or transgender children and adolescents. Please call 215-590-3537 to schedule an appointment and visit the their website for more information about adolescent medicine at CHOP.
Supportive Families, Healthy Children: Helping Families with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Children
Provides an overview of LGBT adolescent health and how families can support their LGBT children and protect them from health and mental health problems.
Lambda Legal: Tools for Protecting Your Healthcare Wishes
Gives advice and guidelines on how LGBT patients can protect their rights in healthcare settings.
National Center for Lesbian Rights: Documents to Protect You and Your Family
Provides information about essential documents that will help LGBT patients and their loved ones in the event of illness, disability, or death.
Changing the Game: What Health Care Reform Means for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Americans
Explains how the Affordable Care Act impacts and benefits the LGBT community.
Top Health Issues for LGBT Populations Information and Resource Kit
Presents an overview of current health issues among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations.