Froedtert & MCW health network strives to meet the needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning/queer (LGBTQ) community.
Dignity and respect help us deliver What Is Possible to the people we care for.
Inclusion Health Clinics and More
Recognized as a national leader in LGBTQ health care equality, our providers offer the highest standard of medical care to the LGBTQ community, including our Inclusion Health Clinics, specifically designed to comprehensively meet the health care needs of the LGBTQ community.
LGBTQ Health Services
- Inclusion Health Clinics where providers with expertise and a passion for caring for LGBTQ patients deliver care in a welcoming, affirming environment. Call 414-805-2018 for more information.
- Comprehensive primary care and preventive care for members of the LGBTQ community and their families and friends
- OB/GYN care for lesbian, bisexual and transgender patients
- LGBTQ fertility and reproductive medicine
- HIV specialty care and HIV prevention services
- Care for transgender patients, including hormone therapy
- Psychiatric care
FORGE, Inc. and the Froedtert & MCW Inclusion Health Clinic have launched PACT NOW (Preventing and Assisting with COVID-19 among Trans and Non-binary Wisconsinites). The program is a multi-part online and phone/text-based suite of services designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and its negative consequences among Wisconsin’s transgender and non-binary community members and their partners, loved ones, friends, allies and contacts.
Human Rights Campaign recognized all three Froedtert & MCW hospitals as "Top Performers in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality" for protecting our LGBTQ patients and employees from discrimination, ensuring equal visitation, providing staff training, and ensuring exceptional staff and patient experiences based on policy, process and practices.
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Inclusion Health Clinics
Inclusion Health Clinics FAQ
How will Section 1557 of the ACA impact my care?
Will there be any changes in your clinics based on the new rule issued by the Department of Health and Human Services — related to “Section 1557” of the Affordable Care Act — removing protections for transgender and nonbinary people in health care settings?
In June 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a rule (related to “Section 1557” of the Affordable Care Act) that eliminated previous prohibitions of discrimination based on gender identity in health care institutions that receive federal funding. This rule leaves transgender and nonbinary individuals at risk of discrimination at health care institutions that may choose to discriminate. However, nondiscrimination protections for transgender individuals have long been in place at Froedtert & MCW locations. We have nondiscrimination protections related to gender identity in our patient care policies, visitor policies and employment policies.
The Froedtert & MCW Inclusion Health Clinics will continue to provide outstanding medical care in a welcoming and affirming environment. One of the foundation missions of the clinic is specifically to provide a safe and welcoming space where transgender and nonbinary patients can receive excellent health care. We remain dedicated to this mission and will not waiver from it, regardless of any changes made by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Why did you open the Inclusion Health Clinics?
We recognize the importance of providing LGBTQ individuals with the highest quality of care. This includes offering an environment that affirms each of our patients and by having providers with expertise and a passion for caring for LGBTQ patients.
What services are provided?
We provide the following services.
- General primary care
- Gender-affirming hormone therapy for transgender patients
- HIV treatment
- HIV prevention (PrEP)
- OB/Gyn care
- Psychiatry services
Do you require a letter from a mental health provider to start gender-affirming hormone therapy?
In most cases, we do not require a letter and begin gender-affirming hormone therapy using the "informed consent" model.
Nevertheless, we encourage patients to have an ongoing relationship with a mental health provider to assist with the emotional, social and physical changes that can accompany the start of hormone therapy. In rare circumstances, your medical provider may request a letter of clearance from a mental health provider prior to initiating hormone therapy.
Does the clinic offer gender-affirming surgeries?
There are many kinds of gender-affirming surgical procedures, such as facial feminization, tracheal shave, breast augmentation or reduction, body contouring, orchiectomy, vaginoplasty, metoidioplasty and phalloplasty.
Our surgical specialists provide some, but not all, of these procedures. You can discuss these with an Inclusion Health Clinic provider during a visit.
What age of patients do you see?
We can see patients age 15 and older.
Do you offer urgent care visits?
We do not have walk-in visits available at this time. We may, however, be able to see patients for same-day visits if providers have appointments available.
- What insurance to you take?
Can you see people without insurance?
At this time the clinics can accept people with any form of insurance that allows them to come to Froedtert & MCW locations.
People who are currently uninsured can get assistance checking their eligibility for insurance through Froedtert Health Financial Services.
Inclusion Health Clinic Providers
News About the Inclusion Health Clinics
- Word on Medicine on Inclusion
- Ask the Physician with FORGE: Hormones as Essential Medicine
- Ask the Physician with FORGE: COVID-19 Basics for Trans/Non-Binary Communities
- It's Pride Night at Fiserv Forum! Fox Sports interview with Anne Lakatos, MSN, ANP, APNP
- Froedtert & MCW Inclusion Health Clinic providing LGBT community needed services (WISN interview with Andrew Petroll, MS, MD)
- Froedtert & The Medical College Of Wisconsin Open Inclusion Clinic To Serve The LGBTQ Community
- Froedtert, Medical College opening clinic tailored to LGBTQ community
- Congratulations to our 2018 BeOUT Award winners
- Clinic expands access to health services for LGBTQ patients