Cedars-Sinai has opened a new LGBTQ+Center that brings together specialists in primary care, pediatrics, transgender surgery, reconstructive surgery and anal cancer screening to meet the needs of patients in an inclusive and culturally sensitive setting.
“Cedars-Sinai has long provided high-quality care to members of the vibrant LGBTQ+ community in Los Angeles,” said Alen Voskanian, M.D., vice president and chief operating officer of Cedars-Sinai Medical Network. “We wanted to deepen our commitment to this community by providing an inclusive space for patients to receive the care they need and deserve.”
The new center joins several established practices from the Cedars-Sinai Medical Network and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center faculty in one convenient space in Beverly Hills. Six board-certified Cedars-Sinai physicians are now seeing patients.
The center’s team of physicians, clinicians and staff recognize how gender, race, ethnicity and sexual orientation can affect an individual’s experience when seeking healthcare. The team’s expertise helps address health disparities in the LGBTQ+ community by fostering an environment in which patients receive inclusive care.
The center’s specialists lead active clinical research programs focusing on advancing healthcare and surgeries for the LGBTQ+ patients whom they serve.
At check-in, patients are asked to identify their pronoun preferences. As patients navigate the 4,400-square-foot clinic, they also find gender-neutral restrooms and exam rooms with privacy curtains and gender-neutral gowns. center, located at 8820 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 110, offers parking and on-site labs. Most forms of insurance are accepted, including HMO, POS, PPO and Medicare.