Accessibility Statement

We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience. To do so, we are actively working with consultants to update the website by increasing its accessibility and usability by persons who use assistive technologies such as automated tools, keyboard-only navigation, and screen readers.

We are working to have the website conform to the relevant standards of the Section 508 Web Accessibility Standards developed by the United States Access Board, as well as the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1. These standards and guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. We believe that conformance with these standards and guidelines will help make the website more user friendly for all people.

Our efforts are ongoing. While we strive to have the website adhere to these guidelines and standards, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage, please contact so that we may be of assistance.

Thank you. We hope you enjoy using our website.

Skip to Main Content

LGBTQ + Patient ED Story

May 28, 2019

38 year-old man, SLO County

“I went into the ER recently and was treated with utmost dignity and respect as a gay man. I feel that to be very instrumental in my healing process.”

Max* wasn’t feeling well and wasn’t getting any better. He decided to go to the Emergency Department at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center. From the moment he checked in, he felt “safe.” During his care, a registered nurse calmed him with her caring touch by putting her hand on his and making sure he understood what labs were going to be taken. The lab results were quickly retuned and Max didn’t wait long before he saw a physician who explained everything. The physician went over every detail including his follow-up care and answered all of Max’s questions. Max left feeling confident about his care and respected as a human being.

*name was changed to protect the identity of the person