Transgender Support Group - Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System
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Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System

 

Transgender Support Group



The Southeast Louisiana Health Care System offers a variety of programs that are responsive to the particular needs of LGBTQA Veterans and staff.

We hope you choose SLVHCS and join our growing team of Veterans and staff to create an LGBTQA Veteran community and health care system. LGBTQA Veterans are invited to participate in an LGBTQA Veteran Support Group to meet other LGBTQA Veterans and enjoy a supportive environment to give and receive support from peers. For more information, contact group facilitator Danielle Rosenfeld at (800) 935-8387 ext. 65155 or Danielle.Rosenfeld@va.gov.

Patient Rights and Responsibilities (Non-Discrimination) Policy

 Patient Rights and Responsibilities is our non-discrimination policy specifically prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

VA Transgender and Intersex Directive

This directive provides information on VA policies regarding respectful health care for transgender and intersex Veterans.

Services

We recognize that diverse populations have distinctive needs and are training our staff in culturally and clinically competent care for LGBTQA Veterans. We are focused on providing the most respectful health care environment possible.

LGBTQA Services

LGBTQA Veteran Support Group

Group therapy provided by peer support specialist and clinical social workers. Open to all LGBTQA Veterans at SLVHCS.The point of contact is our Outpatient Mental Health Social Work Manager Danielle Rosenfeld, at (800) 935-8387 ext. 65155.

Individual Counseling

Individual therapy is available with mental health clinicians familiar with LGBTQA issues. Request a referral through your primary care provider.

Transgender Services

For Veterans who are questioning their gender identity or whose gender identity or expression differs from their assigned gender at birth, we offer Cross-Sex Hormone Therapy (CSHT) and Individual Psychotherapy. To initiate services related to gender identity, ask your primary care provider to enter an e-consultation or walk-in and request an appointment for transgender services.

Transgender Services Contacts:

For general questions and to find community and discuss gender identity-related concerns in a safe, affirming environment, contact Dr. Jamie Buth, Associate Chief of Staff for Clinics, at (800) 935-8387 ext. 66202 or Danielle Rosenfeld at (800) 935-9387 ext. 65155

Events

The LGBTQA Pride Parade is an annual event in June celebrating our LGBTQA Veterans and staff. Past events have included participation in local Pride parades, military and patient service from a LGBTQA perspective and participation in community career fairs. Contact Donovan Ohrt, LGBT Special Emphasis Program Manager at (800) 935-8387 ext. 73178 for more information. Transgender Day of Remembrance is an annual event in November memorializing those who have been killed because they were transgender.

Contact Info

Location

  • Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System

Contact Number(s)

  • 800-935-8387 Ext. 65155

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.