LGBTQ Health Initiatives
As a leader in LGBTQ healthcare equality, Christiana Care 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 Christiana Care’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 Christiana Care’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 Christiana Care 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.
Ten Top Things to Discuss with Your Health Care Provider
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.
Christiana Care Provider LGBTQ+ Referral Listing
Primary Care Providers
James N. Becker, M.D. – Wilmington Health Center: Family Practice including Pediatrics, Transgender – Hormones – FTM/MTF
Raymond E. Carter, M.D. – Concord Medicine & 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. – HealthCare Center (Christiana MAP 2): 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
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.
Sandra P. Medinilla, M.D.
Samata McClure, D.O.
Linsey O’Donnell, D.O.
Dale Gregore MS CCC SLP, Speech Therapy
Tim Rodden MDiv, BCC
Sheila E. Taylor, D.O.
For further assistance contact:
Tim Rodden, System Coordinator, LGBTQ Health Initiatives
302-733-1227 or Trodden@christianacare.org
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
The Healthcare Equality Index of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation
Christiana Care’s Wilmington Hospital and Christiana Hospital have been named Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality 2012-2018.