UCSF Health proudly provides high-quality health services to LGBTQ+ patients and their families in a safe and welcoming environment. We have been a national leader in LGBTQ+ health for decades and are deeply committed to offering equitable, supportive, knowledgeable and sensitive care to LGBTQ+ people and their loved ones.
Awards & recognition
LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader
Among the top hospitals in the nation
"Our vision at UCSF Health is to be the best provider of health care services. While we have a strong history of supporting LGBTQ+ patients, we must continually challenge ourselves to understand how we can make our organization the safest and most welcoming place for LGBTQ+ patients and their families to receive care."
Explore our directory of providers that allows you to search by LGBQT+ identities
Gender Affirming Health Program
A multidisciplinary program providing evidence-based, gender-affirming clinical care
Child and Adolescent Gender Center
Comprehensive care for young people exploring gender identity and expression
Alliance Health Project
Supporting the mental health and wellness of LGBTQ+ and HIV-affected communities
360 Wellness Center
A range of high-quality services in a single location for people living with HIV/AIDS
Our LGBTQ+ resources
Center for Sexual and Gender Minority Health
Advancing SGM health and research at UCSF and beyond
Center of Excellence for Transgender Health
Comprehensive, effective and affirming health care services
Center for AIDS Prevention Studies
Cutting-edge, significant, high-impact prevention research
UCSF Transgender Care Guidelines
Comprehensive guidelines for primary and gender-affirming care of transgender and gender-nonbinary people
LGBTQ Advisory Committee
Assessing the UCSF experience of LGBTQ+ faculty, staff and learners
Annual LGBTQIA Health Forum
A unique, student-organized program focused on inclusivity in healthcare
Our nondiscrimination policies
Patient nondiscrimination policy
It is our policy not to engage in discrimination against or harassment of anyone seeking patient care with UCSF Health on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or other attributes.
Our patients may designate visitors of their choosing. UCSF Health facilities are not permitted to restrict, limit or deny visiting privileges on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or other attributes.
Employment nondiscrimination policy
UCSF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. It is our policy not to engage in discrimination against or harassment of anyone employed or seeking employment with UCSF on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or other attributes.
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Ward 86 at 40
How Ward 86 – one of the first outpatient clinics devoted to caring for people living with HIV – revolutionized care at UCSF, in San Francisco, across the nation and around the world.Read the story
Do sexual orientation and gender identity affect stroke risk?
People who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or non-binary may have a higher risk for stroke at a younger age than those who identify as straight and cisgender, according to a UCSF-ZSFG study.Read the story
Q&A with Dr. Maddie Deutsch
The leader of one of the most respected transgender and nonbinary health programs in the country discusses the history of gender-affirming care, her own transition and the needs of her patients.Read the story
New health certificate at UCSF offers training in LGBTQ+ care
Open to all UCSF staff, faculty, students, fellows, and residents, the program helps address blindspots that turn patients away.Read the story