Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) Health at Billings Clinic
At Billings Clinic, our goal is to provide best in nation care to every patient who comes through our doors. We will not discriminate based on a patient’s sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
As an organization we are proud to participate in the Healthcare Equality Index, which promotes equitable and inclusive care of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) patients and their families. Billings Clinic believes in health care for all and, as one of two Montana health care organizations listed in the HEI, strives to be a leader on LGTBQ+ health care services throughout Montana and the region.
To assist LGBTQ+ patients and their families, designated Billings Clinic Care Managers are available to help answer questions, address concerns, navigate the health care system and connect them with care providers. This includes a wide range of physicians for adults and youth – including internal or family medicine, specialty providers and behavioral health providers – with specific clinical interests in serving LGBTQ+ patient populations.
To contact a Care Manager for more information, please call (406) 238-2877.
Resources and Links
406 Pride – The Billings-based 406 Pride’s mission is to use education and outreach to work with the diverse populations of Montana to build unity, acceptance, and fellowship and to ensure that LGBTQ+ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work, and throughout the community. The group hosts monthly events, quarterly volunteer outings, and ongoing educational programs.
Rainbow Coffee House - The Rainbow Coffee House is a safe space and provides time every Thursday evening during the school year and monthly over the summer in Billings for high school-aged LGBTQ+ students to gather, drink coffee (or tea), eat snacks and connect with community.
Pride Foundation – Pride Foundation is a regional community foundation, with a Montana chapter, that inspires giving to expand opportunities and advance full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people across the Northwest.
Children’s Hospital Colorado TRUE Center for Gender Diversity – The TRUE Center for Gender Diversity is the only comprehensive care center in the Rocky Mountain region specifically set up for gender-diverse children, adolescents and young adults. Services provided include hormone therapy, consultation with therapists, referral programs and assistance with legal name change and gender marker change.
Denver Health LGBT Center of Excellence – This center, based in Denver, CO, offers health care services to transgender and gender non-conforming populations. This includes patient navigation, assistance in updating gender identification on credentials, behavioral health general primary care and gender reassignment surgery (confirmation surgery) options.
Healthcare Equality Index – The HEI is the national LGBTQ benchmarking tool that evaluates more than 1,600 healthcare facilities' policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of their LGBTQ patients, visitors and employees.
The Trevor Project – The Trevor Project is a national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBTQ+ young people under the age of 25. In addition to a 24/7 hotline at 1-866-488-7386, The Trevor Project also offers chat and text crisis services during certain hours.