Health for All: University Health Services at UC Berkeley Highlighted in Healthcare Equality Index 2014

We are proud to share that we were honored again as a 2017 Healthcare Equality Leader! We'll celebrate during Pride Week in June!

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March 31, 2015

Tang Center Named as “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by National Survey

University Health Services, Tang Center at University of California Berkeley has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization. 

"We are honored to serve this population," said Claudia Covello, Executive Director for University Health Services. "We are delighted by this recognition of our commitment and work in support of our LGBTQ clients. More importantly, we want the LGBTQ community to know we welcome them, that we have dedicated services for them, and that we care."

The findings were part of HRC Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index 2014, a unique annual survey that encourages equal care for LGBT Americans, and recognizes healthcare institutions doing the best work. The Tang Center earned top marks in meeting non-discrimination and training criteria that demonstrate its commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients who can face significant challenges in securing the quality health care and respect they deserve.

“LGBT people should be treated equally in all aspects of our lives, and HRC celebrates the Tang Center for their tireless work to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for all patients,” said Chad Griffin, HRC president.

For more information about the Healthcare Equality Index 2014, or to download a free copy of the report, visit

Some of our LGBTQ-specific services and opportunities: 

  • Services for transgender students
  • Free weekly LGBT counseling drop-in at GenEq
  • Free, monthly, rapid HIV testing at GenEq
  • Lavender Cal Out List for Tang employees who have identified themselves as out LGBTQ people or as allies
  • Information and resources about coming out
  • Free session with a health coach about coming out
  • LGBTQ health education workshop for your group
  • Support for victims of violence (hate crimes, intimate partner violence, stalking or other types of violence)
  • Volunteering opportunities