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."
Our LGBTQ+ resources
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.
Transgender women benefit from prostate cancer screenings
New UCSF study – the first of its kind – broadens understanding of prostate cancer risk beyond cisgender men.
UCSF surgeons develop effective scarless Adam's apple surgery
Innovative new technique promotes patient satisfaction and helps prevent misgendering after facial feminization surgery.
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.
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.