UTMB'S LGBTQ RESOURCES
UTMB's mission is to improve health for the people of Texas and around world, which includes our commitment to meeting the healthcare needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer, (LGBTQ) community, with respect, compassion and integrity. As part of the UTMB family, we will work together to provide the best healthcare and promote LGBTQ health equity with access to care.
UTMB is committed to embrace diversity and to insure that all patients can access quality healthcare in a welcoming and supportive environment. Options to access resources include:
- Finding a physician
- Who is an LGBTQ ally, contact the 24/7 Access Center at 409-772-2222 or 800-971-8996
- To discuss Transgender Hormone Therapy, contact the 24/7 Access Center at 409-772-2222 or 800-971-8996
- Patient Navigator, Amy Barrera-Kovach, LCSW is available to assist patients within the LGBTQ community to access quality healthcare in an accepting, supportive environment. Amy can help guide LGBTQ patients and their families through the healthcare system, assist with locating resources, and help connect patients to providers comfortable with LGBTQ needs, including evaluation for transgender hormone therapy and LGBTQ family planning. Amy is available as a point of contact for referring physicians, LGBTQ patients and caregivers to provide resources and accessing clinical and supportive care services offered within UTMB Health System and in the community. Amy can be reached at 409-747-8964 or esbarrer@UTMB.EDU.
DIRECTORIES AND LEGAL RESOURCES
Gay Yellow Network—Galveston and Bay Area Directory
GLBT Near Me—The GLBT National Resource Database
Human Rights Campaign
National Center for Transgender Equality
ID Documents Center