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LGBTQQI2-S Inclusion Initiative

It is the vision of Contra Costa Health Services, that all residents of Contra Costa County—including the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Queer, Intersex and 2-Spirit (LGBTQQI2-S) communities—will have equal access to quality health care services.

Further, it is the Departments' goal to reduce barriers to culturally appropriate and competent health care, for Contra Costa County LGBTQQI2-S residents.

Therefore, we have identified Health Services Staff—that are part of the LGBTQQI2-S & Straight Allies communities—who will provide personal assistance in accessing and receiving services, in a safe and supportive environment.

Please feel free to call any of the following contacts for assistance. Just let them know you are requesting Navigator's assistance.

The CCMH Inclusion Initiative

The Contra Costa Mental Health's Inclusion Initiative's Mission is to protect Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning & Intersex (LGBTQQI) consumers and their families from discrimination and mistreatment, and to ensure that they are welcomed in culturally affirmative settings where they will receive clinically competent mental health care.

Contra Costa County Health Services LGBTQQI2-S Navigator's Assistance

Contra Costa County Regional Hospital and Clinics:

  • All units: Susan Meltzer, MSW, 925-229-9190 or 510-231-1377

Mental Health Programs:

  • All Children's MH Services: Rich Weisgal, LMFT , 925-521-5721
  • Central County Adult MH Services: Kennisha Johnson, 925-521-5123
  • East County Adult MH Services: Walter Gorski, 925-431-2616
  • The Rainbow Community Center: Alpha Mulugeta, MSW, 925-692-0090 x305 and Ben Barr, MSW, 925-692-0090 x301
  • Vocational Services—Adult Mental Health: David Woodland, 925-521-5158
  • Youth Homes: Michelle Willis, 925-876-7414

Public Health Programs:

  • All units: Joanne Genet, MSW, 925-313-6763
  • AIDS Programs: John Sturr, MSW, 925-313-6781
  • HIV Testing: Carla Goad, MA, LMFT, 925-313-6787


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