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 LGBTQ Responsive Health Care Providers
- To find out which physicians are LGBTQ allies, 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 in the LGBTQ community with access to quality health care in an accepting, supportive environment.
Amy can help guide LGBTQ patients and their families navigate the health 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 also a point of contact for referring physicians. She can be reached at 409-747-8964 or esbarrer@UTMB.EDU.