How local health systems are advancing care for LGBTQ communities

June might be Pride month, but the work to ensure better access to health care for the LGBTQ community happens all year round.

Health networks including NYC Health + Hospitals and Stony Brook Medicine have built clinics and care centers in areas of need. Earlier this month, the city public health system opened a gender-affirming integrated services practice in the South Bronx—its first such facility in the borough.

Similarly, the Long Island health network brought LGBT-specialized care to the East End with a new, 2,000-square-foot, $750,000 health center. Robert Chaloner, chief administrative officer at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, says he hopes the center will inspire other facilities to spring

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