They say that health is wealth. Everyone, regardless of gender preference or social status, must be given with the health care and services they need. Even if the society is starting to accept the LGBTQI community, some members of this group, especially the transgender, still get discriminated. Here is a list of transgender-friendly and LGBQI-friendly health care providers in and around Sydney:
- Abbotsford Medical Practice
Located at Abbotsford, Sydney, Abbotsford Medical Practice is composed of General Practitioners and other allied health care professionals who are committed in providing outstanding health care solutions to everyone, irrespective of your gender or sexuality. Among the services they provide include health care for adolescents, men, women and the elderly; occupational health; mental health; and preventive health. According to STIs in Gay Men Action Group, one of the practice’s doctors — Dr. Kate Clowes, is gay-friendly. For more information about their services, you can reach them at (02) 9713 7988.
- Back Pain Solutions
If you’re looking for a chiropractor in Sydney who is LGBTQI-friendly, pay a visit to Dr. Jason Hun at Back Pain Solutions. The clinic is situated at George St., right at the heart of Sydney’s Central Business District. They offer treatment for adults, pregnant women suffering from sciatica, and work- and sports-related injuries. For consultation, call them at (02) 9262 5355.
Behind Taylor Square lies one of the transgender- and LGBQI-friendly clinics in Sydney. On Weekdays, the clinic is open from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm while on weekends; business hours run from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm on Saturdays and 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on Sundays. Aside from the almost ‘round the clock business hours, the clinic can also be commended on the variety of the services they provide. They offer holistic therapies such as acupuncture. According to the Sydney Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Psychology, UClinic’s Dr. Sandy Eun and Professor Kerryn Phelps are lesbian-friendly General Practitioners.
- Holdsworth House
Another LGBTQI-friendly dental clinic that made our list is Holdsworth House. Currently, their clinics can be traced at Sydney, Brisbane and Byron Bay. Either you need preventative, restorative, cosmetic or sleep dentistry, Holdsworth House is the place to go. They also have practitioners who are experts in allied health, dermatology, psychology and medical practice. If you want to schedule an appointment, you can contact them at (02) 9331 7811.
- Taylor Square Private Clinic
Taylor Square Private Clinic is said to be the first private practice in the country that specialises in Sexual Health Medicine. Aside from HIV testing, treatment and prevention, the clinic is also dedicated in providing transgenders the health and medical care they need. For appointments or inquiries, you can call them at (02) 9331 6151.