Friendly and Knowledgeable Providers

Thank you for considering LAC+USC Medical Center as your source of healthcare. LAC+USC 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 (323) 409-6657 (Risk Management and LGBTQ advocacy).

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+ Friendly and Knowledgeable Providers

Dr. Astrid Heger
Dr. Tracy Samko
Dr. Breck Nichols
LAC+USC Medical Center Patient Information Guide
LGBTQ+ Informational Resource Brochure


LAC+USC MC Policy 200, Patient Rights
LAC+USC MC Policy 213, Code of Organizational Ethics and Professional Behavior
LAC+USC MC Policy 235, Patient Visitation Policy
Policy 707, Equal Employment Opportunity

Community Resources:

Los Angeles LGBT Center
The Walls Las Memorias
Latino Equality Alliance
Tranlatina Coalition