Thank you for considering Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center as your source of healthcare.  Rancho 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 (562) 385-7428 (Language & Culture Resource Center and LGBTQ Advocacy) or e-mail

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

Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center is dedicated to provide a safe, welcoming environment for LGBTQ+ patients and families. The clinicians below are some of our Rancho LGBTQ+ Friendly Providers:

Dennis Wong, MD, FACP

Charlotte Sykora, PhD.
Clinical Psychologist

Katherine Chan, M.A. CCC-SLP
Speech Pathologist

Alexandra Schang, PT, DPT, NCS, RYT-200
Physical Therapy Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist

Julia Mockeridge, PT, DPT, CF-L1
Physical Therapist

Venise Russ, LCSW
Clinical Social Work Chief I

Alan Chen, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist


LGBTQ+ Informational Resource Brochure

Rancho LGBTQ+ Guide and Resources


DHS Policy 707 Equal Employment Opportunity
Rancho Equal Employment Opportunity
Rancho Organizational Ethics Policy
Rancho Patient Rights and Responsibilities
Rancho Patient Visitation Information
Community Resources

Los Angeles Women’s Health Collaborative Resource Links
Transgender Resource Guide
California Safe School Coalition
FTM Alliance Strong Minds 
Human Rights Campaign – Healthcare Equality Index (HEI)
LA County Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Health Collaborative-  Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Education & Research Center 
LGBT Center, Orange County
LGBT National Help Center
Los Angeles Gender Center
Los Angeles LGBT Center
Los Angeles LGBT Center Trans Lounge
National Center for Transgender Equality
PFLAG Los Angeles
South Bay LGBT Center
The LGBT Center Long Beach
Tranlatina Coalition
Transforming Families
Transgender Law Center
TransYouth Family Allies
World Professional Association for Transgender Health

LGBTQ Related Health Information

American Cancer Society: Cancer Facts for Lesbians and Bisexual Women
American Cancer Society: Cancer Facts for Gay and Bisexual Men
CA Public Health
Information regarding PrEP and PEP in LA County
LGBTQ+ Comprehensive Health & Well-being Guide
National LGBT Cancer Network
National LGBT Health Education Center
National LGBT Health Education Center (A Program of the Fenway Institute)
The Trevor Project (LGBT Youth Suicide Prevention)
TransLifeline (Transgender Suicide Prevention)