Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer (LBQ+) Health Program at UCLA Health

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The UCLA Health Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer (LBQ+) Health Program aims to address the unique health care needs of sexual and gender diverse individuals through multidisciplinary clinical care, community engagement, medical education, and ongoing quality improvement projects. The program accepts patients on a self-referral basis and aims to be inclusive of individuals who are female-identifying and/or assigned female at birth (AFAB) and identify as lesbian, bisexual, and/or queer, or otherwise feel the program would be a good fit to address their unique healthcare needs.

The UCLA Health Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer (LBQ+) Health Program is offered in partnership with the Iris Cantor - UCLA Women's Health Center and the Los Angeles County Lesbian, Bisexual & Queer Women's Health Collaborative (LBQWHC). The LBQWHC program was established in 2009 and was created by individuals concerned about health disparities for lesbian, bisexual and queer women in Los Angeles County.

The program seeks to address LBQ+ healthcare disparities as well as to serve as a national leader in gathering new data to help inform future programs and initiatives.

Our team of primary care and specialty physicians provide comprehensive LBQ+ health care in offices throughout UCLA Health. To learn more about our physicians and their services, please use the following links and see details below.

LBQ+ Friendly Mental Health

The EMPWR (“empower”) Program is an initiative of the UCLA Division of Population Behavioral Health designed to promote well-being and resilience in LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning) children, teenagers, and adults.

EMPWR provides a safe, affirming environment for LGBTQ+ clients with mental health concerns related to stressful and/ or traumatic experiences.

Call (310)-825-7573 for more information, or e-mail [email protected].  More information is here:

EMPWR | UCLA Health.

LBQ+ Friendly Specialty Care Physicians Accepting New Patients

To make an appointment with one of our LBQ+ specialty care providers, please call (310)-825-2631.

Gender Affirming Surgery

Please use the following link for more information about gender affirming surgery. 


UCLA Health is a founding member of the Los Angeles County Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer Women's Health Collaborative (LBQWHC)

The LBQWHC members include community advocates and representatives from:
  • Health Care Facilities
  • Government Agencies
  • Community Based Organizations
  • Academic Institutions

The goals of the LBQWHC are to: 

  • Promote culturally competent care
  • Address intersectionality
  • Advocate for health equity
  • Train allies and supporters in delivering inclusive care
  • Reduce barriers in accessing quality healthcare and social services
  • Build trust between patients and providers to promote disclosure