LGBTQ+ Health & Wellness Center (Bergen New Bridge Medical Center)
The LGBTQ+ Health & Wellness Center at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center's mission is to connect members of the LGBTQ+ community to medical and mental health services in one location. Our Health & Wellness Center is a safe place for individuals who identify as LGBTQ+ community members can access care, testing, and education in a supportive environment.
People of transgender and gender non-binary (TGNB) experience often face widespread discrimination and misunderstanding from healthcare providers. As a consequence, many people of transgender experience do not have safe access to primary and preventive health care.
We offer an ongoing relationship with a primary care provider or a mental health provider to address the full spectrum of health and wellness needs. We provide overall care coordination, including primary care, hormone care, sexually transmitted infection (STI) screenings & treatment, HIV/AIDS testing, treatment, and prevention, including PREP and PEP.
Primary Care Services
A primary care provider (PCP) is your gateway into the medical system. The PCP is here to take care of you when you have a medical concern or feel unwell. Preventative care such as mental health screenings and interventions, sexual health, and social services all fall under primary care. Your primary care provider will coordinate care with the other providers on your team when needed.
Mental Health Services
At the Center, we have LGBTQ+ informed licensed professionals who have experience working with members of the LGBTQ+ community. Individual therapy is available for interested clients. We use empathy and affirmation to assist clients of all backgrounds. We work with you to understand how stigmatization and marginalization have influenced how you treat yourself and others. During the therapeutic work, we provide you with a safe, non-judgmental space in which you can process stressors, facilitate insight, and work towards your personal goals.
Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services
The Medical Center has many substance use disorder treatment services such as medical detox and inpatient rehabilitation programs. We connect clients struggling with substance use disorder with therapeutic services through the Center.
Our infectious disease (ID) physicians diagnose and treat diseases caused by microorganisms, bacteria, and viruses such as HIV and hepatitis. ID specialists play a critical role in treating and preventing infections.
Recognizing Self-Identified Genders/Sexes
While we recognize self-identified genders and sexes, many insurance companies and legal entities, unfortunately, do not. We ask you to understand that you must use the name and gender listed on your insurance information and legal identification for insurance, billing, and correspondence purposes. However, please tell us your preferred name and pronouns so we may address you respectfully and appropriately. Our goal is to provide a culturally sound and safe healthcare environment regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, or socioeconomic status.
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Last Updated: 12/13/23