Introducing: Pride Medical

Jun 01, 2022

While managing health care can be challenging for anyone, it can be especially daunting for those who identify as LGBTQ+ or gender diverse, and for many reasons, may prefer to share their medical concerns with physicians who are specially trained in LGBTQ+ care.

To meet the unique health needs of our LGBTQ+ community, Kaiser Permanente offers Pride Medical at Capitol Hill, a safe and welcoming source of quality, judgment-free care.

“We created Pride Medical at Capitol Hill so any patient can easily find experienced physicians who they know are comfortable with and compassionate toward LGBTQ+ patients,” said Michael Horberg, MD, associate medical director, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group. At Pride Medical, our members can rest assured knowing they can be themselves and open with their physicians about their sexual health, gender identity, and health concerns.

Care for whole health and well-being

As part of the region’s leading health system,1 Pride Medical offers care in many areas important to individuals who identify as LGBTQ+, including primary and preventive care and behavioral health services. Pride Medical also provides treatment for STI and co-infections, HIV, PrEP, immunizations, and cancer screenings. Gender affirming services for transgender individuals including discussions of gender identity, hormone therapy, and gender-affirming procedures are also offered at Pride Medical.

At Pride Medical, members also have access to targeted care in over 50 specialties and subspecialties ranging from cardiology to dermatology to neurology. Also offered are pharmacy, lab, gynecological, and case management services.

Care available whenever you need it

For greater control of their health and their time, members who use Pride Medical services also have multiple options to get health care whether at home, at work, or on the go. Kaiser Permanente offers 24/7 care access—members can get test results, email their doctor, see a doctor by video,2 make appointments, refill prescriptions, and more.

Comprehensive and unique care from highly skilled doctors

Physicians at Pride Medical are board-certified members of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health. They’re also part of the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group—1,700+ physicians who work together to provide care for the region’s members. In addition, specialized training helps Pride Medical physicians provide our members who identify as LGBTQ+ with personalized care. Pride Medical physicians seek to engage in open and honest doctor-patient communication that helps them assess and address members health needs.

Members can choose a Pride Medical doctor as their primary care physician or ob-gyn, or they can use specific Pride Medical services and make appointments for specific issues.

How to book an appointment at Pride Medical

Phone, video,1 and in-person appointments are available with any of our Pride Medical physicians. Book a visit by calling 1-800-777-7904 (TTY 711) or visiting or the KP app.

1 In the survey Best Health Insurance Companies for 2021 by, Kaiser Permanente as a national enterprise is rated #1 overall among 15 companies. In the NCQA Commercial Health Plan Ratings 2021, our commercial plan is rated 5 out of 5, the highest rating in MD, VA, and DC. The 2019 Commission on Cancer, a program of the American College of Surgeons, granted Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation to the Kaiser Permanente cancer care program. The Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group is the largest multispecialty medical group in the Washington, DC, and Baltimore areas and exclusively treats Kaiser Permanente members. Permanente doctors are recognized as Top Doctors in Northern Virginia Magazine (2021), Washingtonian magazine (2021), and Baltimore magazine (2021). According to NCQA’s Quality Compass® 2021, we’re rated 5 out of 5 in 29 measures, including: controlling blood pressure (heart disease), blood pressure control (140/90) (diabetes), glucose control, colorectal screening, breast cancer screening, cervical cancer screening, childhood immunizations, prenatal check-ups, and postpartum care. Quality Compass is a registered trademark of the NCQA.

2 If you travel out of state, phone appointments and video visits may not be available due to state laws that may prevent doctors and health care providers from providing care across state lines. Laws differ by state.

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