At Intermountain Healthcare, we want to help you live the healthiest life possible. Your sexual orientation and gender identity are an important part of your overall health picture.

 

We recognize that the LGBTQ+ community faces some health issues at a higher rate, and may be less likely to access or receive health care services, including preventative care (such as cancer screenings, including mammograms and pap smears). That's why we've partnered with the Utah Pride Center to help support access to safe healthcare resources for LGBTQ+ individuals.

Some in the LGBTQ+ community are particularly vulnerable, facing challenges such as:

  • Higher rates of violence victimization
    • LGBTQ+ youth are 2x more likely to experience sexual abuse before age 12
    • 58.7% of homeless youth have been sexually victimized 
    • 1 in 5 hate crimes target LGBTQ+ individuals 
  • Higher rates of unhealthy body image and eating disorders 
  • Higher rates of tobacco and substance abuse

Additionally, decreased access to healthcare services and preventative care in this community have been shown to lead to:

  • Higher risk for mental health illnesses, such as anxiety and depression, and higher rates of suicidal ideation and suicide attempts.
  • Higher rates of STDs
  • Increased incidences and later identification of some cancers

 We're proud to sponsor the Utah Pride Festival and support the LGBTQ+ community. 

 

If you are in crisis, resources are available 24/7:

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Intermountain Healthcare is committed to delivering the best possible experiences for all our patients. If you have a concern about your care, please reach out to a patient advocate online or email equityoffice@imail.org. If you need help navigating insurance coverage, please contact your insurance provider. SelectHealth members can call 801-442-5305.
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Intermountain’s mission and core values revolve around integrity, trust, excellence, accountability, and mutual respect. These values set the foundation for us to increase our awareness about the backgrounds and expectations of those we serve in order to provide extraordinary care.

From the support and programming of our LGBTQ+ and Multicultural Caregiver Resource Groups and our five hospitals listed in the HRC's Healthcare Equality Index to our involvement in the lifesaving work of the Utah Pride Center and other community organizations, Intermountain is committed to eliminating health disparities in our community. We are also proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, disability, age, or any other non-merit factor. Apply to join our team, and help us to expand our efforts to better serve our community!