LGBTQ+ healthcare, inclusion clinic

There are many specialties in the field of medicine, but few providers and clinics focus on serving the LGBTQ+ community. Jessica Francis, MD, OB/GYN explains how Froedtert & MCW Inclusion Health Clinic strives to meet the needs of LGBTQ+ patients.

What is the inclusion clinic and why is it so important?

The Inclusion Health Clinic is a unique clinic designed to meet the comprehensive health needs of the LGBTQ+ community. This is really important as members of this community often have negative interactions with healthcare providers. We felt it was important to create a clinical space where these patients can come knowing they are receiving safe and inclusive care.

What services are offered in the inclusion clinic?

We offer a very wide range of services in this clinic.

  • Comprehensive basic care
  • gynecology
  • endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology (GI) services.
  • dermatology
  • psychiatry

We also have a wonderful network of medical assistants, nurses and social workers who help our patients access care. Additionally, there are many providers throughout the healthcare network who are motivated to provide subspecialty care to this patient population, but do not necessarily treat patients at Inclusion Health Clinic sites. We also help connect our patients to these providers.

How do you think the clinic is being received by the community after almost four years?

This clinic is very well received in our community. We currently serve over 2,000 patients in Wisconsin and surrounding states. Our patients say thank you again and again for these services because the clinical environment is so unique.

Learn more about the Inclusion Health Clinic locations on the Hospital Froedtert campus and the LGBTQ+ services offered by the Froedtert & MCW health network.

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