LGBTQIA+ Adult Inpatient Program

At the Brattleboro Retreat, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals find a safe, supportive community of professionals and peers in an LGBTQIA+-affirming setting. Free from judgment. Free from prejudice.

What to Expect

Philosophy & Approach

On this unit, you will find healthcare professionals adept at delivering affirming care and fostering environments that validate and support diverse social identities. Our focus is your well-being, which is why we offer specialized:

  • Privacy, dignity, and comfort
  • Gender-neutral bathrooms and showers
  • Treatment programs that welcome all expressions of gender
  • Utilization of chosen names and personal pronouns
Services & Treatment

Our inpatient services for LGBTQIA+ individuals include:

  • psychological & medical evaluation
  • around-the-clock acute hospital care
  • medication management
  • partner and family counseling
  • navigating conversations and expectations around the "coming out" experience
  • aftercare planning specific to the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, and queer individuals.
Carefully selected and trained staff

The diversity and training of our caregivers (physicians, nurses, social workers, and mental health workers) affords a unique understanding of how sexual orientation and gender identity can shape people's lives. Staff members on our LGBTQIA+ Adult Inpatient Program understand the importance of creating a safe haven where patients have the freedom to openly express feelings and discuss issues without prejudice or judgment.

The LGBTQ+ Program at the Brattleboro Retreat

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