California has laws that ban discrimination and guarantee access to health care without regard to a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. However, that doesn’t mean it’s always easy to get the health care we need, when we need it. Add on top of that the efforts at the federal level to undermine access to health care, and you may be feeling lost about the current state of health care rights.
The following are common questions and answers about accessing health care for LGBTQ Californians.
Will insurance companies or doctors be able to discriminate against LGBTQ patients?
Will I be able to access transition-related health care?
I am HIV-positive. Will I lose access to drugs or other healthcare?
How can I find an LGBTQ-affirming provider in my area?
How long should I have to wait for an appointment with my provider?
What should I do?
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