Our Services

LGBTQ Health Initiatives

As a leader in LGBTQ healthcare equality, ChristianaCare Health System understands the importance of serving the unique health care needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in our community. The following resources provide information and links to services that can help to ensure an exceptional experience for LGBTQ patients and their families.

Timothy D. Rodden, MDiv, MA, BCC, FACHE, is ChristianaCare’s system coordinator for LGBTQ health initiatives. In this role he works to mobilize resources and coordinate ways to improve the health care experience for ChristianaCare’s LGBTQ patients and their families at Wilmington and Christiana Hospitals as well as in the system. He is available for consultation with individuals seeking information about services available within ChristianaCare and in the wider community as it relates to improved health for the LGBTQ community. Tim can be reached at 302-733-1227 or by e-mail.

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10 Things Gay Men Should Discuss with their Healthcare Provider

10 Things Bisexuals Should Discuss with their Healthcare Provider

10 Things Transgender Persons Should Discuss with their Healthcare Provider

ChristianaCare Medical Libraries

LGBTQ+ Health Resources

PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)

Information about PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), a pill you can take every day to help prevent the spread of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, can be found here including: PrEP Users Toolkit and Where Can I get PrEP? and the brochure Am I Ready for PrEP produced by the Delaware HIV Consortium.

ChristianaCare Provider LGBTQ+ Referral Listing

Primary Care Providers

James N. Becker, M.D.  – Wilmington Health Center: Family Practice including Pediatrics, Transgender – Hormones – FTM/MTF

Kelly Billig, M.D. – Concord Medicine and Pediatrics

Raymond E. Carter, M.D. – Concord Medicine & Pediatrics

Zachary Collins, PA-C – Concord Medicine and Pediatrics

Jeremy Cristol, M.D. – HealthCare Center (Christiana MAP 2): Family Practice including Pediatrics, Transgender – Hormones – FTM/MTF

Anna Filip, M.D. – Wilmington Health Center: Family Practice including Pediatrics, Transgender – Hormones – FTM/MTF

Eric W. Halpern, M.D. – Smyrna and Georgetown:  Internal Medicine, Transgender – Hormones – FTM/MTF

Erin M. Kavanaugh, M.D. – Family Medicine Center-Foulk Road

Ashley E. Panichelli, M.D. – Wilmington Health Center: Family Practice including Pediatrics, Transgender – Hormones – FTM/MTF


Specialty Practices/Resources

Behavioral Health
Brett E. Herb, LCSW – Behavioral Health Outpatient Services (Christiana MAP 2): Individual or Group Therapy/Counseling, Sexual Health, Transgender – Transition counseling and Transition Services Referrals

James Lenhard, Jr., M.D.

General Surgery
Katherine A. Sahm, M.D.

Samata McClure, D.O.

Michele Tartaglia, D.O.

Palliative Medicine
Linsey O’Donnell, D.O.

Michael J. Scott, M.D.

Rehabilitation Services
Dale Gregore MS CCC SLP, Speech Therapy

Tim Rodden MDiv, BCC

Sports Medicine
Sheila E. Taylor, D.O.

For further assistance contact:
Tim Rodden, System Coordinator, LGBTQ Health Initiatives
302-733-1227 or

Do you need information about obtaining health insurance?

Choose Health Delaware has information about obtaining health insurance. You can also get in touch with Tim Rodden who can facilitate a connection on this in preparation for Open Enrollment.

Community LGBTQ Resources

PFLAG (Wilmington, DE Chapter), Resource Guide

Delaware PRIDE General Resources

CAMP Rehoboth Resource Guide

United Way of Delaware

The Healthcare Equality Index of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation

ChristianaCare’s Wilmington Hospital and Christiana Hospital have been named Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality 2012-2020.

2020 Healthcare Equality Index Award