Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) Health

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Our Mission

Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of Saint Luke’s mission and values. At Saint Luke’s, we treat all patients with dignity, compassion, and respect. We strive to provide the highest level of care and do not discriminate based on a patient’s sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

Nationally Recognized for LGBTQ+ Care

Saint Luke’s believes in health care for all. That’s why our hospitals are proud to be recognized as an Equality Leader by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for our commitment to providing equitable, inclusive care to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) patients.

Are you a member of the LGBTQ+ community in need of health care? Learn about our health care services for transgender and gender non-conforming patients.

Saint Luke's LGBTQ+ Patient Questions

All Saint Luke’s physicians are committed to providing high quality patient-centered care, while respecting our patients’ beliefs and customs. If you have questions about our LGBTQ+ services, please contact your primary care physician. If you are looking for a primary care physician, you can call Saint Luke's Concierge at 816-932-5100 and a representative can help you.

Learn more about our transgender health care services.

Community Resources

Gender Pathway Services at Children’s Mercy Hospital
Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City provides interdisciplinary, family-centered services for transgender, gender-variant, and gender-questioning children. Gender Pathway Services are aimed at supporting the physical, mental, and social health of patients and their families as they navigate the process of gender identity development.

GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality
​GLMA's mission is to ensure equality in health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals and health care providers. Visit the GLMA website to find a provider based on your ZIP code and other health resources.

Kansas City Center for Inclusion, Inc. (KCCI)
KCCI provides a safe, welcoming space where LGBT+ individuals, their families, friends, and straight allies can come for education and resources. KCCI aims to build a cohesive LGBT+ community in the Midwest. KCCI offers referrals to LGBT+ resources by phone, web, or in person; on site counseling; meeting and event space; educational sessions and social events; and a lending library on LGBT+ subjects.

​PFLAG Kansas City is a robust local chapter of PFLAG, the nation’s foremost family-based organization committed to the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. PFLAG Kansas City offers help for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQIA) youth, their families, and communities around the topics of sexual orientation and gender identity.

PROMO envisions a Missouri where everyone has full equality in the hearts and minds of all people, in all areas of the law, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. It is Missouri’s statewide organization advocating for LGBTQ equality through legislative action, electoral politics, grassroots organizing, and community education.

​SOFFA (Significant Others, Family, Friends, and Allies) of Transgender Persons is a support group for those close to someone who is or feels they may be transgender or transsexual. The group meets twice a month. See website for times and locations.

Transas City
​Transas City is a research and fact-based website to benefit transgender and transsexual persons and their families, friends, allies, and supporters. 

Related Content

Jun. 1, 2022

Saint Luke’s Health System Campuses Earn Top Score in Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Healthcare Equality Index

Saint Luke’s Health System campuses among nearly 500 healthcare providers nationwide earning the coveted “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader” designation.