Healthcare Equality Center
The Healthcare Equality Center at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center focuses on the health needs and disparities specific to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. Our team is committed to addressing the physical and mental health needs of all our patients with dignity and respect. Care at New Bridge Medical Center is not restricted or limited or otherwise denied on the basis of race, color, personal origin, religion, sex, gender identity or expression or disability.
With its launch in 2018, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center is integrating its various clinical initiatives and programs to improve and align care for this diverse population. In addition to the behavioral health, primary care, hormone replacement care, and various other clinical programs, we are excited to announce our new collaboration with the Rutgers Center for Transgender Healthcare (http://njms.rutgers.edu/centers_institutes/trans_health).
The RCTH will be offering outpatient clinics at the New Bridge campus in the fall of 2018. Through our partnership with Rutgers, we can offer a full array of gender-affirming surgery including: “top surgery,” bottom surgery,” voice, and facial feminization surgery.
Bergen New Bridge Medical Center has a full array of clinical services and programs, including:
- Transgender Health, including hormone therapy and gender-affirming surgery
- Behavioral Health
- Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
- HIV/STD Screening and Treatment
- General Medical/Specialty Referrals
- Preventative Care Services
- Social Work
The NBMC Healthcare Equality Ombudsman is responsible for securing, preserving, and promoting the health, safety, and welfare of Bergen New Bridge Medical Center’s patients, residents, and clients and ensure that the Medical Center complies with its policies that prohibits illegal discrimination against patients or their visitors because of their age, race, creed, color, nationality, national origin (including immigration status and English language proficiency), ancestry, marital status, familial status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, sex, gender identity or expression (including with respect to access to facilities), affectional or sexual orientation, sex stereotyping, disability, nationality, or religion. The ombudsman can be contacted at 201-967-3800 or LGBTQIA@newbridgehealth.org .