LGBTQ Safe Zone
Newport Mental Health has been a certified LGBTQ Safe Zone provider since 2021. That means we provide a safe, affirming and inclusive environment to the LGBTQ community. Certification through Blue Cross Blue Shield RI is threefold:
1) Staff training specific to the care of trans* and LGBTQ people & protection for patients and staff from discrimination based on gender identity and expression
2) Gender neutral bathrooms
3) Inclusive forms and procedures during intake, recovery, and discharge
LGBTQ Safe Zone certification is the first step toward connecting in Newport Mental Health's commitment to the LGBTQ community. Training, bathrooms, and forms aren't enough.
This process will be incomplete until we are able to provide care from a place of shared understanding and experience. Members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply for all open positions at Newport Mental Health through our careers page.