Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Veteran Care - Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center - Richmond, VA
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Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center - Richmond, VA

 

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Veteran Care

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VHA) is committed to providing quality care to all Veterans inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) Veterans. Excellent care has no boundaries.

We Serve All Who Served poster

LGBT refers to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender identities. The ‘Q’ refers to queer identities, as well as those who are questioning their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. The + sign is meant to be inclusive of sexual orientations and gender identities beyond LGBT, including pansexual, asexual, agender, gender non-conforming, gender diverse, nonbinary, gender neutral and other identities.

Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center - Richmond, VA seeks to promote the health, welfare, and dignity of LGBTQ+ Veterans and their families. We are committed to making sensitive and high-quality health care accessible. Our employees are prepared to provide personalized, patient-centered care in a safe, affirming, and welcoming environment.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VHA) is committed to providing quality care to all Veterans including Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning (LGBTQ+) Veterans. Excellent care has no boundaries.

We Serve All Who Served

Central Virginia VA Health Care System seeks to promote the health, welfare, and dignity of LGBTQ+ Veterans and their families. We are committed to making sensitive and high quality health care accessible. Our policies and practices focus on ensuring a safe, welcoming, and affirmative environment of care for LGBTQ+ Veterans. Our employees receive training in clinically competent care that is responsive to the unique needs of LGBTQ+ Veterans.

LGBTQ+ Veteran Care Coordinator (VCC) Program

As of March 2016, each VA facility has a local LGBTQ+ Veteran Care Coordinator (VCC) who is appointed by their facility leadership. The VCC is responsible for promoting best practices for serving LGBTQ+ Veterans and connecting LGBTQ+ Veterans to services. For more information about the LGBTQ+ Health Program here at Central Virginia VA Health Care System, contact Tanisha Anderson, LGBTQ+ Veteran Care Coordinator at tanisha.anderson@va.gov or 804-675-5000 ext. 2918.

Health Information

To learn important information about the unique health risks of LGBTQ+ Veterans, download these relevant fact sheets. Here you can also find information about relevant services offered by VA.

Gay and Bisexual Men
Health Care Fact Sheet 

Lesbian and Bisexual Women
Health Care Fact Sheet 

Gay and Bisexual Men Health Care Fact Sheet Lesbian and Bisexual Women Health Care Fact Sheet
   
Transgender Women
Health Care Fact Sheet
Transgender Men
Health Care Fact Sheet
Transgender Women Health Care Fact Sheet
Transgender Men Health Care Fact Sheet

LGBTQ+ Veteran Care Coordinator (VCC) Program

Every VA facility has a local LGBTQ+ Veteran Care Coordinator (VCC) who can connect you with services and help you navigate specialized resources.

Health Information

To learn important information about the unique health risks of LGBTQ+ Veterans, download these relevant fact sheets. Here you can also find information about relevant services offered by VA.


Gay, Bisexual, and Queer
Men
Health Care Fact Sheet

Gay and Bisexual Men Health Care Fact Sheet

Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer
Women
Health Care Fact Sheet

Lesbian and Bisexual Women Health Care Fact Sheet

Transgender
Women and Gender Diverse Veteran
Health Care Fact Sheet

Transgender Women Health Care Fact Sheet

Transgender
Men and Gender Diverse Veteran
Health Care Fact Sheet

Transgender Men Health Care Fact Sheet

Contact

Tanisha Anderson, LCSW
LGBTQ+ Veteran Care Coordinator
McGuire VA Medical Center
804-675-5000 Ext. 2918
Tanisha.Anderson@va.gov

LGBTQ+ Updates