The better we know you, the better we can care for you
Each of us is unique, and so are our needs when it comes to healthcare. Our goal is to provide the level of care you need as an individual. This includes caring for the LGBTQ community, as a part of our commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity.
When you search online for a Novant Health care provider, filter on a speciality or type in specific healthcare services you’re looking for. Choosing a provider is the first step in getting access to the medical services you need.
When creating your medical record, many organizations ask for basics such as your sex, age and medical history. That’s a start but sometimes not enough to meet our goal of providing remarkable healthcare. That’s why we’re asking you to tell us more, particularly if you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer/questioning (LGBTQ). The better we know you, the easier it is to offer you the care you need and deserve.
By collecting information about your sexual orientation and gender identity, we’re making healthcare more personal. This information helps your caregiver offer appropriate health screenings and assessments, arrive at an accurate diagnosis and recommend effective treatment. Knowing how you identify also helps us provide care that is more compassionate.
Our commitment to health equity helps ensure patients, families, communities and team members receive high-quality care and services when and where they need them. In addition to asking about your sexual orientation and gender identity, we will also ask about your preferred language, race and ethnicity, military status and religion. Not comfortable sharing? That’s okay, too. Protecting your privacy is a priority. As with other health information, details shared will be kept confidential.
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