Bergen New Bridge Medical Center (Paramus, N.J.), a not-for-profit safety net facility and clinical affiliate of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is planning an LGBTQ+ healthcare center

The project is driven by a recent Community Health Needs Assessment by the medical center that demonstrated that the LGBTQ+ population often delay or don’t seek care, which can lead to long-term health challenges, increased vulnerability to chronic conditions, and negative outcomes. The project will focus on creating a healthcare experience that feels safe, welcoming, and free of stigma.