Typical Medical Visit at Amoskeag Health
- Screening for Covid-19 (you will be asked questions regarding any symptoms, possible exposure, and you will have your temperature taken)
- Check-in at the front desk. If there is paperwork that needs to be updated, the receptionist will give you this paperwork.
- The medical assistant will call you from the waiting room. Then they will take your vitals and bring you into the exam room.
- Your provider will see you in the exam room.
- Your provider may coordinate to have a behavioral health counselor, case manager or community health worker meet with you. We encourage integrated and holistic care. We work together as a team to provide you with the best care.
We are all working together as a team to make your health care visits positive and welcoming. If you would like to make an update to the name and pronouns on your medical records, please email Kayla at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ways we are working to be more LGBTQ+ inclusive:
- Inclusive signage for all restrooms at Amoskeag Health
- We offer PREP (Personal Responsibility Education Program) Classes for teens and young adults to learn about reproductive health, gender identity, inclusivity, and more.
- We host a monthly, LGBTQ+ Committee that is comprised of providers, clinical staff, and administrative staff across the organization.
- Many committee members have attended Fenway Health’s Advancing Excellence in Sexual and Gender Minority Health conference.
- Working towards updating our website and required forms with gender-neutral and affirming language.
- Continuing to provide sensitivity training for our staff throughout the organization.
We are here and we want to listen. We want to improve care for LGBTQ patients.
Providers that Specialize in LGBTQ+ Healthcare
Local & National LGBTQ+ Resources
- 1-866-488-7386 – TrevorLineline is a crisis intervention and suicide prevention phone service available 24/7/365.
- Text START to 678-678 for confidential text messaging with a Trevor counselor, available 24/7/365.
- 877-360-LGBT (5428) – Talk and be heard at the SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline. We connect LGBT older people who want to talk with friendly responders who are ready to listen. If you are an LGBT elder or care for one, call the free SAGE Hotline, toll-free, at 877-360-LGBT (5428). The SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in English and Spanish, with translation in 180 languages.
- 888-843-4564 – LGBT National Hotline – Providing confidential peer-support, information, local resources, and more to people of all ages.
Supports for LGBTQ Patients during COVID-19
- National Center for Transgender Equality – COVID-19 Mutual Aid and Emergency Funds: https://transequality.org/covid19/mutual-aid-and-emergency-funds
- Funders for LGBTQ Issues – Resources in the COVID-19 Pandemic: https://lgbtfunders.org/covid-19-response/
Virtual Support Groups:
- Families/Allies (PFLAG) – https://www.pflagnh.org/support-groups
- Youth peer group (Seacoast Outright) – https://www.seacoastoutright.org/
- Online chat/forums for youth ages 13-24 (Trevor Space) – https://www.trevorspace.org/
- Family-focused online activities (‘The Neighborhood’) – https://www.familyequality.org/neighborhood/