LGBTQ+ Health

Overview

MIT Health is committed to providing comprehensive, supportive, personalized healthcare and information to individuals with diverse expressions of gender and sexuality. 

We understand that gender identity exists within a broad spectrum, and that transgender people and those with questions about gender identity may have unique needs that require experienced and supportive healthcare providers and services.

MIT Health’s LGBTQ+ Health service is available for telehealth visits* and in-person appointments. Our services include: 

  • Comprehensive primary care from healthcare providers who are knowledgeable about LGBTQ+ issues, including transgender health issues.
  • Gender-affirming counseling, medical/hormonal treatment, surgical referrals, and letters of support to appropriate specialists.
  • Mental health care and counseling, including Individual and group psychotherapy for LGBTQ-related issues such as coming out and exploring questions around sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • Comprehensive gynecological care
  • Sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment
  • HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP)
*Because some states have laws restricting the provision of telehealth services across state lines, MIT Health’s telehealth services are available only to patients who are physically located in Massachusetts at the time of the appointment.

If you have additional questions or concerns about your care or accessing services, contact Nurse Practitioner Colleen McDonald at 617-258-9355. For questions about health insurance coverage, students may contact the  MIT Student Insurance Office at stuplan@med.mit.edu and employees may contact MIT Benefits at benefits@mit.edu or call 617-253-6151.

Location

E23, second, third, fourth floors

Phone

Call provider directly

Hours

Available for telehealth visits and in-person appointments

Location

E23, second, third, fourth floors

Phone

Call provider directly

Hours

Available for telehealth visits and in-person appointments

Care Providers

We believe it is essential that LGBTQ+ individuals are able to talk openly and honestly with their healthcare providers. Every clinician at MIT Health is supportive of the LGBTQ+ community. The list below includes providers from Student Mental Health & Counseling Services and Primary Care who have asked to be identified as having a special interest in caring for LGBTQ+ individuals and who have received special training on the health needs of transgender individuals. These clinicians work with MIT Health’s Gender and Sexuality Care Team, a group that provides coordinated care for LGBTQ+ patients, including transgender patients who want access to medical transitioning services. Transgender patients are not required to see clinicians on this team, but these providers may serve as a place to start when looking for a care provider in a specific clinical area.

LGBTQ Health, Mental Health and Counseling

Accepting New Patients

LGBTQ Health, OB/GYN

Accepting New Patients

LGBTQ Health, Primary Care

Accepting New Patients

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