Find LGBTQ+ Affirming Health Care Providers in the Colorado Springs Area
For LGBTQ+ and trans/nonbinary individuals in El Paso County, finding mental and physical health care providers who offer sensitive, supportive, quality care has been an incredibly discouraging process for far too long. The Prism Provider Directory is dedicated to filling this crucial gap of care for our community.
Our free, searchable database is designed to connect you with inclusive healthcare professionals who prioritize LGBTQ+ and trans/nonbinary individuals and their unique needs.
We hope the directory offers a starting point in your journey to finding a provider that works for you!
Our online directory of LGBTQ+ affirming providers is an ongoing work in progress. Currently, the directory offers a limited number of mental health care providers. In the months to come, we will be adding more mental health care providers as well as medical providers. If you don’t find a suitable provider today, please keep checking back!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Who is developing this database?
This queer-led initiative is housed at Community Health Partnership (CHP), a Colorado Springs-based non-profit whose mission is to transform the way people work together to solve complex community health issues. As part of this mission, CHP is working with others in the area to increase access to quality, affirming mental and physical health care for LGBTQ+ individuals in El Paso County. The LGBTQ+ Affirming Providers Directory is one of the projects CHP and our LGBTQ+ Health Equity team are launching to meet this critical need.
How is this project being funded?
Funding for this project comes from a grant CHP received from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE), specifically the Health Disparities and Community Grant Program.
What kind of healthcare providers are found in the directory?
At this time, the directory contains mental health care providers, which includes licensed and pre-licensed professional counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and psychologists. We are working to add medical providers with a focus on primary care physicians who are provide gender-affirming care.
What is the process a provider goes through to be added to the directory?
Providers who are interested in joining the directory are instructed to fill out an online form with the relevant information needed to create a profile. Each provider also signs a statement where they must affirm their commitment to equality for LGBTQ+ clients and patients.
From there, we personally review every provider submission for their readiness to be included in the directory. This may include conducting follow-up interviews with interested practitioners, offering training opportunities, and encouraging them to further their cultural awareness and competency.
Although we do our best to ensure that a practitioner is a trustworthy addition to the directory, it is up to each individual to assess their own comfort, safety, and security with a practitioner. We encourage you to reach out to the provider(s) you are interested in to gain a full understanding of the services they offer.
We are continually conducting outreach to mental and medical health professionals in the area to increase the size of the directory. Providers are encouraged to keep their information as updated as possible, and they are prompted to update their information on a quarterly basis.
How can I provide feedback if I have an experience with a provider that I would like to share with you?
Your feedback is essential to ensuring this directory remains a safe and affirming resource. If you’d like to share an experience you’ve had with a provider, be it positive or negative, please fill out this form. If you’d rather communicate another way you can reach out to us at email@example.com and we can set up a phone call or find another way to connect that would feel most comfortable to you.
Do you provide financial assistance?
At this time we do not have additional funding available to provide financial assistance. If you have health insurance, we encourage you to utilize the search function in the directory to locate providers who take yours. Additionally, you can ask if the provider offers a sliding scale fee, offers lower cost services through interns, or if they offer any pro bono (free) services.