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Thank you for considering Olive View-UCLA Medical Center as your source of healthcare.  Olive View is committed to providing high-quality, compassionate and inclusive healthcare to our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ+) patients and their families.   We understand how important it is to receive healthcare in a setting where you feel comfortable, open and safe with your provider team.  

As part of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, we take pride in building a diverse community of workforce members who reflect the spirit of the communities we serve.  Listed below are hospital policies that define our LGBTQ+ practices as well as links to community resources to assist you on your journey to good health.  If we can offer personalized assistance or help answer any questions you may have, please reach out to us at OVMLGBTQ@dhs.lacounty.gov

We look forward to welcoming you into our community of care, and hope you will consider joining us on your path to health and wellness.


LGBTQ Health Information

Would you like more information about LGBTQ+ specific topics, such as cancer, PrEP, HIV and other concerns of the community? The links below may be helpful.

CDC on LGBTQ+ health. Includes health topics for gay and bisexual men, lesbians and bisexual women, LGBT Youth, transgender individuals, HIV/AIDS. 
Cancer Facts for Lesbian and Bisexual Women
Cancer Facts for Gay and Bisexual Men 
Information regarding PrEP and PEP in LA County

National LGBTQ Health Education Center/ Fenway Institute 
National LGBT Cancer Network

Hospital Policies

There are policies in place to prevent discrimination and protect the rights of patients, faculty, staff, visitors and the hospital community. For further information on specific policies, please read below.

Patient Rights
Visitors Policy

LA County and State Policies

Los Angeles County and the State of California have policies of equity regarding gender identity and expression and sexual orientation. Specific documentation is listed below.

County Policy of Equity
County Policy of Equity Updated
County Policy of Equity and Reporting
Equal Employment Opportunity and State Policies
Gender Non Discrimination Guidelines
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Policy of Equity
LA County Employment non-discrimination
CA Transgender Rights

Community Resources

State/National Resources
Transgender Resource Guide

Bisexual Resource Center
Advocacy and Services for LGBT Elders

GLBT National Hotline (888) 843-4564
LGBT Center Directory

LGBT National Help Center 

Transgender Health Care Clinics

If you are a transgender person, accessing the right health care resources can be difficult. Below are clinics and programs that may be helpful.

Transgender Health Care at St. John's Hospital
(323) 541-1411

Warner Traynham Clinic
326 W. 23rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007

UCLA Gender Health Program

genderhealth@mednet.ucla.edu
(310) 267-4334

CHLA Transgender Youth program
5000 Sunset Blvd. 4th floor
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 361-2390
Medical care, hormone therapy, consultation with gender specialists to gender-questioning individuals age 25 and under.

Transgender Health Program at LA Gay and Lesbian Center

Friends Community Center TransAction Program
(323) 463-1601
Support groups and life skills groups for transgender women

Local Community Resources

Safe spaces in and around our community which provide support groups, counseling and social services for people across the gender and sexuality spectrum.

The Village Family Services
6736 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Suite 200
North Hollywood, CA 91606
(818)755-878
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L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center (LAGLC)
1625 North Schrader Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 993-7500
(323) 993-7669
Individual, couples, group counseling; short term psychotherapy; anger management; substance abuse, domestic violence, transgender counseling; hormone therapy, lesbian and transgender health; HIV services; legal services, 12 step

Los Angeles Gender Center
1923 1/2 Westwood Blvd. Suite 2
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 475-8800
Psychotherapy for individuals, families and groups related to gender identity, sexual orientation and sexual health.

AIDS Project LA
611 S. Kingsley Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90005
(213) 201-1621

Counseling, psychotherapy, substance abuse services for individuals with HIV/AIDS

AIDS Healthcare Center
4940 Van Nuys Blvd.,Ste 200
Sherman Oaks, 91403
(818) 380-2626

Medical Clinic, diagnosis center, HIV testing services

Asian Pacific Islander AIDS Intervention (APAIT)
1730 W. Olympic Blvd. #300
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 553-1830
Provides transgender support, HIV/AIDS prevention, substance abuse treatment, case management 
(do not need to be Asian/Pacific Islander or HIV+)

LGBTQ Older Adults

Advocacy and Services for LGBT Elders

LGBT Center Senior Services
The Village at Ed Gould Plaza
1125 N. McCadden Place 
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 993-7400

LGBTQ Youth

Support for LGBTQ and questioning youth and young adults under age 25

Colors 
3435 W. Temple St. Los Angeles CA 90026
(213) 417-3420

Lifeworks LA (for young adults)

Trevor Project

Substance Use Rehabilitation and Treatment

LGBTQ+ friendly treatment programs

Gay Alcoholics Anonymous Groups

Klean Treatment Center

Friends Research Institute
1418 N. LaBrea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 463-1601

Español

¿Habla Español?

TransLatin@ Coalition
1730 W Olympic Blvd., Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90015-1007
Contact: Email: 
memberservices@translatinacoalition.org

Somos Familia Valle
Contact: Ronnie Veliz

1730 W Olympic Blvd., Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90015-1007

Bienestar Human Services
8134 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 200
Panorama City CA.91402-4818
(818) 908-3820

Mi Centro
553 S. Clarence St.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Hours: Mon - Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Domestic Violence and Hate Crimes

Have you suffered intimate partner violence or a hate crime? Some of the resources below inform you of your rights and actions you may take.

Domestic Violence Legal Advocacy Project at Los Angeles LGBT Center
1220 N. Highland Ave.
Los Angeles CA 90038
(323) 993-7649
Email: 
dvlap@lagaycenter.org

LA Dept of Public Health Site on Intimate Partner Violence

Documents:
Crime victims, know your rights
Hate crimes/Crimenes de odio

Legal Aid
Have you been a victim of discrimination due to your sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression? There are agencies available to help. 

Lambda Legal Location: Western Regional Office 4
221 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 280
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 382-7600
FAX: (213) 351-6050

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles
1145 Wilshire Blvd (2md Floor)
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 997-7500


CARECEN
San Fernando Valley
16501 Sherman Way, Suite 245
Van Nuys, CA 91406
(213) 385-7800 ext 136 
Contact: Tessie Borden - Community Liaison 

Transgender Law Center
PO Box 70976
Oakland, CA 94612-0976
(510) 587-9696