Diversity & inclusivity are at the forefront of our company ethos.
Creating a Safe & Inclusive Space for LGBTQ+ People at all “Medical on” locations.
It’s crucial for us to provide a safe & welcoming environment for everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression.
At Medical on Miami, Burleigh & Robina we are committed to ensuring that every individual who walks through our doors feels respected, understood, & cared for.
In this blog, we’ll explore the importance of creating a safe space for LGBTQ+ people within a medical setting & discuss how we are actively working to meet this commitment.
Understanding the LGBTQ+ Community
The LGBTQ+ community encompasses a diverse range of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, or any other non-heteronormative sexual orientation or gender identity. Many members of this community face unique healthcare challenges, including disparities in access to care, discrimination, & stigma. It is our duty as a medical centre to address these disparities & provide LGBTQ+ people with the care & support they deserve.
Why a Safe Space Matters
Improved Health Outcomes: Studies show that LGBTQ+ people often delay seeking medical care due to fear of discrimination or misunderstanding. By creating a safe space, we encourage timely healthcare access, leading to better health outcomes.
Mental Health Support: LGBTQ+ people may experience higher rates of mental health issues due to societal pressures & discrimination. A welcoming & accepting medical environment can positively impact mental health by reducing stigma & fostering open communication.
Regular check-ups & preventive care are vital for overall well-being. Creating a safe space ensures that LGBTQ+ people are more likely to engage in preventive health measures, which can prevent or catch health issues early.
Our Commitment to LGBTQ+ Inclusivity
We have taken specific steps to create a safe & inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ people.
Non-Discrimination Policy: We have a strict non-discrimination policy in place that includes sexual orientation & gender identity as protected categories. Moreover, we are inclusive, not merely non-discrimination. This includes all forms of microaggressions.
We offer gender-affirming care services, including hormone therapy & surgical consultations, to transgender & non-binary people. Our staff is sensitive to the needs & preferences of our patients in this regard.
Privacy & Confidentiality:
We understand the importance of privacy & confidentiality. Our facilities are designed to respect your privacy, & our staff are trained to maintain strict confidentiality.
Inclusive Language: We use inclusive & affirming language in all our communications & documentation, ensuring that people feel both respected & seen.
Get in Touch
We are not just a healthcare facility; it’s a safe space for everyone, including LGBTQ+ people. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive healthcare services while fostering an atmosphere of acceptance & understanding.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please reach out to us. Your health & well-being are our top priorities, & we are here to support you on your healthcare journey.