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In observance of Memorial Day we will be closed Monday, May 27. This closure includes each of our Veterans Clinics. 

Our Emergency Department remains open 24 hours.  

Mental Health Emergency: Call Veteran Crisis Line at 988, press 1, or text 83255.

LGBTQ+ 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.

LGBTQ+

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.

The Birmingham VA Health Care System 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.

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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.

Cathy Prellwitz

Clinical Social Worker

VA Birmingham health care

Phone:

Email: Cathy.Prellwitz@va.gov

Gabrielle Metz

Clinical Social Worker

VA Birmingham health care

Phone:

Email: gabrielle.metz@va.gov

Click here for more information on VA LGBTQ+ Health Care

Health Information

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.

Gay, Bisexual, and Queer Men Health Care Fact Sheet

Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer Women Health Care Fact Sheet

Transgender Women and Gender Diverse Veteran Health Care Fact Sheet

Transgender Men and Gender Diverse Veteran Health Care Fact Sheet