LGBTQIA+ Resources

The University of Texas Medical Branch, in compliance with applicable federal laws and regulations, strives to maintain an environment free from discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin sex (including pregnancy), age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, or veteran status.

Finding a physician:

See a List of LGBTQIA+ Responsive Health Care Providers


Patient Navigator Amy Barrera-Kovach, LCSW is available to assist patients in the LGBTQIA+ community with access to quality health care in an accepting, supportive environment.

Amy can help guide LGBTQIA+ patients and their families navigate the health system, assist with locating resources and help connect patients to providers comfortable with LGBTQIA+ needs, including evaluation for transgender hormone therapy and LGBTQIA+ family planning.

Amy is also a point of contact for referring physicians. She can be reached at 409-747-8964 or esbarrer@UTMB.EDU.


UTMB is an LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader in the Human Rights Campaign's 2018 Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) Resource Guide (PDF document). 626 health care facilities participated in the 2018 survey; 67% received this designation. UTMB received  full credit in the following areas: non-discrimination and staff training, patient services and support, and patient and community engagement.

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