Valley Medical Group Opens Comprehensive LGBTQ+ Care Center

March 13, 2024

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Valley Medical Group is proud to announce the opening of Valley’s Center for LGBTQ+ Care, which will provide comprehensive healthcare services for the LGBTQ+ community in an inviting and safe space. 

Valley recently welcomed Raffaele M. Bernardo, DO, FACP, AAHIVS, Medical Director of LGBTQ+ Services for Valley Medical Group, who will oversee operations of the Center and see patients as a primary care physician. 

In addition to primary care services, the Center will offer HIV prevention services and treatment; transgender care, including gender-affirming hormone therapy; gynecologic services; sexual health services; referrals to fertility services; and more. Should a patient require a visit with a specialist, staff at the Center will refer them to an LGBTQ+-affirming Valley specialist. All members of the Center’s staff have received both cultural and sensitivity training to provide LGBTQ+ care.

“We are here to provide members of the LGBTQ+ community the comprehensive healthcare they deserve in a safe and affirming space,” said Dr. Bernardo. “We want to eliminate healthcare disparities, optimize access to care, and improve healthcare outcomes within the community by providing a place where patients can receive the care they need under one roof, with referrals to allied health professionals, if needed.”

The Center is located at 95 Route 17 South, Suite 105, in Paramus. For more information, please visit To make an appointment, please call 1-800-VALLEY 1 (1-800-835-5391).