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Article posted on June 22, 2024

Pride Month: The PCN is a Welcoming Space

In recent years, there has been a growing recognition of the diverse identities within the LGBTQ+ community, including Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and other identities. As a healthcare provider, the WestView Primary Care Network (WVPCN)’s commitment to inclusivity and respect for all individuals helps us create welcoming spaces to meet the unique needs of every group we serve, including 2SLGBTQ+.

This Pride Month, WVPCN celebrates diversity by going beyond the display of rainbow flags and symbols to involving a genuine commitment to understanding and including 2SLGBT+ individuals. A clinic, in particular, plays a pivotal role in ensuring that all individuals feel respected, understood, and safe when seeking medical care.

Healthcare should be accessible and affirming for everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression. This commitment begins with our staff, who are culturally competent and sensitive towards 2SLGBTQ+ issues. From understanding terminology and pronouns to addressing health disparities and specific concerns, our team is dedicated to providing respectful and compassionate care to every patient who walks through our clinics’ doors.

Communication is key in fostering a welcoming environment. We prioritize using inclusive language and respecting individuals' chosen names and pronouns in all interactions. Our documents and forms are designed to ensure that all patients feel validated and respected from their very first interaction with our clinic. We understand the importance of creating a safe space where 2SLGBTQ+ individuals can discuss their health concerns openly and without fear of judgment.

Confidentiality and privacy are fundamental principles in our clinic. Our goal is to create a non-judgmental atmosphere where patients feel safe and empowered to discuss their health concerns openly and honestly.

In conclusion, our clinic is committed to being a welcoming space for 2SLGBTQ+ individuals, where they can access high-quality healthcare that is respectful, inclusive, and affirming of their identities. By fostering a culture of acceptance, providing culturally competent care, and addressing healthcare disparities, we strive to provide comprehensive care sensitive to all individuals, reduce barriers to healthcare access, and promote overall well-being for everyone.

 

Check out the Services and Resources WVPCN offers to its community on all mental and physical care levels, including Online Health Classes.

We also have a Virtual Care Clinic where you can meet with a Nurse Practitioner from the comfort of your home. This is particularly beneficial if you do not have, or cannot find, a family physician accepting new patients in your area.    

 

 

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Last Updated: Saturday, June 22, 2024



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