QueerCare

QISA is proud to present QueerCare, a list of comprehensive queer-friendly healthcare provider recommendations!

 

The Queer International Student Assembly has created this list with recommendations of healthcare providers with known queer-friendly professionals and services. For more information, write to gisa.qisa@iheid.ch.

 

These recommendations are broken down into four lists and one info section:

  1. a general list of queer friendly providers; 

  2. a list of of queer friendly providers recommended for lesbian and bi women as well as other women who have sex with women (WSW); 

  3. a list of queer friendly providers recommended for gay and bi men as well as other men who have sex with men (MSM); 

  4. a list of queer friendly providers recommended for all those trans* persons with a gender identity that falls on the trans spectrum but with a specific focus on healthcare relevant for those seeking gender-affirming care (hormone therapy, laser hair removal, etc.);

  5. a source that can be contacted by intersex persons to gain access to a confidential list of useful healthcare providers.


 

1. General Recommendations

HUG Student Health Service: General Medicine

This general practitioner service is led by Dr Thomas Pernin (male) who is very queer and trans friendly, a patients’ rights advocate and responsive to community needs.

Services provided: general medicine, all health issues, complete medical assessment, vaccines, mental health, eating disorders, sexual health, substance abuse and addiction

Address: HUG, Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil 4, 1205

Info & bookings: hug.plus/consultationetudiants 

Languages: English and French spoken and most other languages catered to via translation services

Check out this HUG guide on where to get tested for HIV/STIs in Geneva and France

(French) (updated Aug 2021)

General Practitioners

Dr Karin Ferriere

(female) Vouched for by Blues-Out

Health Center, Rue du Môle 4, 1201; 022 738 66 66 

Speaks English, French, German

Can only call to make appointments Mon-Fri 8-11am

 

Dr Roland Niedermann

(male) Vouched for by Blues-Out

Rue de Montbrilland 5, 1201; 022 733 04 10
Speaks Dutch, English, French, German, Italian 

Reached voicemail in French 

Dr Marie-Claire Marion-Waehlti

(female) Vouched for by Blues-Out

Rue de Saint-Jean 26A, 1203; 022 345 90 30 

(Alternate address: Medical Center des Charmilles, Rue de Lyon 87-91, 1203 Geneva)

Speaks English

Dr Jean-Martin Schenker

(male) Vouched for by Blues-Out

Avenue du Mail 30, 1205; 022 328 29 30

(Alternate address: Rue des Pavillons 5, 1205 Geneva) 

(Alternate number: 022 319 26 22)

Speaks French

Dr Martine Stroot

(female) Vouched for by Blues-Out

Boulevard Georges-Favon 19, 1204; 022 310 94 48

Speaks English and French

Answers phone herself and speaks perfect English

Dr Patricio Lorenzi

(female) Vouched for by Blues-Out

Albert-Gos Street 14, 1206; 022 346 82 45 

Speaks English, French and Italian

Dr Sylvie Bédat-Giddey

(female) Vouched for by Blues-Out

Rue Michel-Chauvet 9, 1208; 022 736 09 88 

(Alternate address: Chemin des Tulipiers 1, 1208 Geneva)

(Alternate number: 022 750 12 25)

Speaks French and German

Dr Didier Grin

(male) Vouched for by Blues-Out

Medical Group of Onex, Route de Loëx 3, 1213; 022 879 50 31

Speaks English, French and Italian 

(Alternate address: 20, rue des Deux Ponts, 1205 Geneva)

(Alternate number: 022 329 38 22)

Dr Viviane Soravia-Dunand

(female) Vouched for by Blues-Out

Avenue Eugène-Pittard 34, 1206; 022 786 32 86

General medicine—subspeciality in infectious diseases

Speaks English, French, German, Italian 

Dr Patrick Regamey

(male) Vouched for by Blues-Out

Rue Rodolphe-Toepffer 21, 1206; 022 702 18 00 

Internal medicine—subspecialty in emergency medicine 

Speaks English, French, German, Spanish

(Alternate number: 079 200 61 91)

(May have moved outside of Geneva: can be contacted at Patrick@regamey.net)

Sexual Health Practitioner

Dr Claude Huard

(female) Vouched for by Blues-Out

Rue de Saint-Jean 26A, 1203; 022 345 90 30

General medicine—subspeciality in STIs & HIV/AIDS
Languages spoken unknown

(Alternative address: Rue Goetz-Monin 17, 1205 Geneva)

(Alternative number: 022 338 21 70)

Dr Christian Junet

(male) Vouched for by Blues-Out

Plateau de Champel 20, 1206; 022 789 44 55 

General medicine—subspeciality in HEP-C & HIV/AIDS
Speaks English, German and Swedish

Dr Catherine Renold-Moynier

(female) Vouched for by Blues-Out

Avenue de Champel 6, 1206; 022 734 71 77

General medicine—subspeciality in HIV/AIDS
Speaks English and French

Dr Jean-François Balavoine

(male) Vouched for by Blues-Out

Avenue de Champel 6, 1206; 022 703 46 66

Internal medicine—subspeciality in HIV/AIDS
Speaks English and French 

Dr Françoise Thome

(gender unspecified) Vouched for by Blues-Out

Chemin du Champ-Baron 1, 1209; 922 793 79 32 

Internal medicine—subspeciality in HIV/AIDS

Speaks English, French, Spanish 

Mental Health Practitioners 

Dr Eric Bierens de Haan

(male) Vouched for by Blues-Out

Boulevard des Tranchées 44, 1206; 022 789 04 94

General medicine—subspeciality in psychotherapy

Speaks Dutch, English, French, German, Italian

Dr Guillaume Bron-Schwartz

(male) Vouched for by Blues-Out

Rue des Deux-Ponts 20, 1205; 022 329 38 22 

General medicine—subspecialities in psychosomatic and psychosocial medicine (as well as medicine for older persons)

Speaks English, French, German 

Dr Françoise Jenni

(female) Vouched for by Blues-Out

Route d'Aïre 140, 1219;  022 796 15 71 

Internal medicine—psychosomatic and psychosocial medicine, alcoholism 

Languages spoken unknown 

Dr Basil Vareltzis

(male) Vouched for by Blues-Out

Rue Jacques-Grosselin 25, Floor 1, 1227; 022 342 61 38

(Address and phone number subject to change)

General medicine—subspecialities in psychosomatic and psychosocial medicine, addiction (smoking, alcohol, cannabis, sex), ADHD, depression, burnout & gay health

Speaks English, Greek

Dr Marc Vollenweider

(male) Vouched for by Blues-Out

Parc Château-Banquet 2, 1201; 022 731 28 80

General medicine—subspecialities in psychosomatic and psychosocial medicine as well as psychoanalysis and clinical psychopathology

Speaks French and German 

Dr Rolan Weil

(male) Vouched for by Blues-Out

Avenue de Sainte-Clotilde 18, 1205; 022 328 46 13 

Internal medicine—subspecialties in psychosomatic medicine

Speaks Dutch, English, French, German, Italian

Dr Giles Zanoni

(male) Vouched for by Blues-Out

Avenue de Sainte-Clotilde 18, 1205; 022 328 45 25 

General medicine—subspeciality in psychosomatic and psychosocial medicine, hypnosis (mood disorders, smoking cessation, exam preparation, pain management, stress management, relaxation, breathing techniques, etc.) 

Speaks English, French, Italian, Spanish,

 

Alternative Medicine Practitioners

Dr Françoise Chuat Vuissoz

(female) Vouched for by Blues-Out

Route du Mandement 443, 1283 (Dardagny); 022 754 17 84

Internal medicine—subspecialities in alternative medicine, acupuncture and homeopathy

Works only two days a week 

Languages spoken unknown

Dr Razvan Donath

(male) Vouched for by Blues-Out

Rue Barthélémy-Menn 8, 1205, Geneva;  022 329 33 47 

Internal medicine—subspeciality in homeopathy

Speaks English

Cosmetic & Anti-Ageing Medicine

Dr Sandrine Grept-Locher

(female) Vouched for by Blues-Out

Avenue de Champel 81 1206; 022 731 70 73

General medicine—subspecialties in aesthetic medicine

Speaks English and French

Dr Patrick Micheels

(male) Vouched for by Blues-Out

General medicine—subspeciality aesthetic medicine

Avenue de Champel 6, 1206; 022 347 11 13 

Spoken languages unknown 

 

2. Recommended for Lesbian & Bisexual Women as well as WLM 

 

LesTime (a sexual health service):

Services: confidential consultations on sexual health for women who have sex with women (inclusive of trans* persons)
Flyer (in French) here

Cost: 20 chf (free for those under 20)

 

3. Recommended for Gay & Bisexual Men as well as MSM

 

Checkpoint (sexual, mental & general health)

Services: sexual health (STD testing, PREP/PEP), immunisation, psychological counselling (+coming out support) & general medicine;

Provides for: men who have sex with men (excludes transwomen and transmen)

Cost: fairly cheap out-of-pocket cost & accepts insurance.

https://www.mycheckpoint.ch/fr/locations/geneve

contact: geneve@mycheckpoint.ch; Tél. +41 22 906 40 30

Rue du Grand-Pré 9, 1202 Genève

 

4. Recommended for Trans* Persons

 

General medicine 

Dr Semia Sadfi Charbonniere

(female) Vouched for by Association 360

Centre Médical Servette, Avenue De-Luserna 17, 1203

022 795 25 28.

Speaks Arabic, English French

Dr Jean-Pierre Rieder

(male) Vouched for by Association 360

Medical director of the centre

Centre Médical Rue de Lausanne, Rue de Lausanne 80, 1202

022 908 33 33; jeanpierre.rieder@magellan.ch 

Speaks English, French, German, Italian

Mental Health 

Delphine Bercher

(female) Vouched for by Association 360 & Agnodice

Speciality: psychology

Appurtenances Genève, Boulevard Saint-Georges 72, 1205

delphine.bercher@appartenances-ge.ch; 022 781 02 05
Languages spoken unknown

Isabelle Schreyer Bonato

(female) Vouched for by Association 360

Speciality: psychology

Vandelle Street 6, 1230 (Versoix); 

isabelle.schreyerbonato@etat.ge.ch; 022 388 11 62  

(Alternative contact details: bonato@bluewin.ch; 076 358 98 36)

Speaks English, French and German

Endocrinology 

Dr Patrick Meyer

(male) Vouched for by Association 360

Chemin de Beau-Soleil 22, 1206; +41 22 347 8010

Languages unconfirmed

 

Dr Marija Golay Petersen

(female) Vouched for by Association 360

Clinique La Colline, Rue de la vinaigrerie 5; 022 700 29 69  

Speaks Danish, English, French and German

Hair Removal 

Clinik Genève — Vouched for by Association 360

Rue Kléberg 12; 022 738
Tuesday to Friday 9-19; Saturday 9-17

 

5. Queer Care: Recommendations for Intersex Persons

No general list has been found but the group InterAction maintains a confidential list of doctors with experience in capably and sensitively serving the needs of those with intersex variations. 

Their website may be found here and they may also be contacted through its portal at the bottom of the page: https://www.inter-action-suisse.ch/autres-associations  

Please let us know if you have a provider in mind, or have any comments, questions, or concerns!

Stay safe and healthy!

Love, QISA

*The comprehensive QueerCare can be downloaded below*