Connecting the LGBTQ+ community to care and support
Having a health plan that supports you matters. Some of the benefits and resources included in UnitedHealthcare plans may be of interest to members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community.
Our plans are built to provide an easier way to find points of contact who’ll help you better understand and access important benefit information. From specially trained advocates and an LGBTQ+ supportive provider search, to HIV services, gender-affirming care and more, we hope you find these resources and benefits useful, helpful and meaningful.
LGBTQ+ inclusive care benefits
These benefits are available for members with health plans through their work and their eligible dependents, which may include spouses, domestic partners and children. Sign in to myuhc.com or call the number on your member ID card for a full list of covered services.
Important things to know
All plans may not offer some of the services listed here. Sign in to myuhc.com or call the number on your member ID card for a full list of covered services.
Some plans may provide additional support to help keep you and your loved ones healthy, including:
- HIV screenings
- PrEP medications, as well as necessary clinic visits and lab tests1
- PEP medicine1
- HIV treatment1
Our network of behavioral health clinicians offers confidential support to help with challenges you may be dealing with, such as:
- Stress, anxiety and depression
- Bipolar and related disorders
- Trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Grief, loss and more
Depending on your benefits, virtual behavioral care may also be available, allowing you to talk with a licensed therapist via smartphone, tablet or computer.
Today, an increasing number of people are planning and creating their families through assisted reproductive technology (ART) and surrogacy, as well as adoption and foster care. A variety of family planning benefits may be covered by your employer-sponsored health plan. Sign in to myuhc.com or call the number on your member ID card for a full list of covered services.
Covered gender-affirming procedures and services, as well as transgender health care, may include:
Hair removal required for reconstructive surgery2
Hysterectomy (removal of uterus)2
Voice modification therapy
Voice modification surgery2
LGBTQ+ support, advocacy and community
If you — or someone in the LGBTQ+ community you care about — is seeking connection, community or even conversation, here are some resources to help you get started.
Immediate support and resources
For those struggling with a mental health problem or substance use disorder, help is available. You’re not alone.
Resources to help with mental health needs and substance use disorders
Black Mental Health Alliance (BMHA)
CenterLink LGBT Community Center Member Directory
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Text HelpLine to 62640
National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network
PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association’s Provider Directory
The LGBT National Help Center
The National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center
Optum Substance Use Disorder Helpline