Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center & Clinics (SORCC)
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Veteran Care
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VHA) is committed to providing quality care to all Veterans inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) Veterans. Excellent care has no boundaries.
LGBT refers to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender identities. The ‘Q’ refers to queer identities, as well as those who are questioning their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. The + sign is meant to be inclusive of sexual orientations and gender identities beyond LGBT, including pansexual, asexual, agender, gender non-conforming, gender diverse, nonbinary, gender neutral and other identities.
Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center & Clinics (SORCC) seeks to promote the health, welfare, and dignity of LGBTQ+ Veterans and their families. We are committed to making sensitive and high-quality health care accessible. Our employees are prepared to provide personalized, patient-centered care in a safe, affirming, and welcoming environment.
VA SORCC is hosting a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Social Support Group, every other WED at 10AM (next 1/20/21), via the VA’s Video Connection program. The purpose of the group is to give LGBT Veterans a safe place to discuss their experiences and feel socially connected to others. Call 541-830-7440 to get scheduled. We are proud to serve ALL who Served!!”
Transgender E-Consultation Program: Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Veterans: The VA has a program where your provider can get advice about your treatment through your medical record. Download this flyer and bring it in to your next medical appointment to start this conversation.
LGBTQ+ Veteran Care Coordinator (VCC) Program
Every VA facility has a local LGBTQ+ Veteran Care Coordinator (VCC) who can connect you with services and help you navigate specialized resources.
To learn important information about the unique health risks of LGBTQ+ Veterans, download these relevant fact sheets. Here you can also find information about relevant services offered by VA.