The Somerset campus of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital will become the first in New Jersey to offer primary care services specifically tailored to the LGBT community. The unit, which will be called PROUD (Promotion Research, Outreach, Understanding and Dignity) Family Health, opened last week.
Services offered will include primary medical care for children and adults, hormone therapy, HIV care, counseling and support groups as well as referrals for specialties including behavioral healthy.
“We recognized that the health care needs of the LGBTQIA community were not being met and in many cases, LGBTQIA individuals were traveling outside of New Jersey for their medical care,” said Michael Antoniades, president and chief executive officer, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. “PROUD Family Health will offer them the care they need close to home.”
While Robert Wood Johnson is the first hospital in the state to offer such services, Rutgers University opened a LGBTQ and Diversity Resource Center for students and patients and Dr. Howard Grossman specifically assists the LGBT community at his practice in Millburn.