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PROUD Family Health

PROUD Family Health at RWJ Somerset Family Practice

Appointments: 855-776-8334

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset is the first hospital in New Jersey to offer specialized primary care services for the LGBTQIA community at our PROUD Family Health at RWJ Somerset Family Practice. We are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment where you can get the medical care you need at all stages of your life. 

Our services include:

Primary medical care for children and adults
Hormone therapy and monitoring
HIV care
Referrals for specialty services, such as behavioral health services
Health education and counseling
Support groups, including a monthly support group for family members of transgender individuals

The PROUD Family Health is located on the hospital’s campus, offering patients access to our comprehensive health care services such as emergency, laboratory, radiology, cardiology, oncology and rehabilitation services and an on-site Walgreen’s pharmacy.

Dr. Lalitha Hansch, Director, RWJ Somerset Family Practice and Jackie Baras, RN, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset on the significance of opening PROUD Family Health in addressing the unique and diverse health care needs of the LGBTQIA community. Watch the video.

Our Health Care Team

Our health care team recognizes the unique medical needs of the LGBTQIA community and is dedicated to offering high-quality, culturally competent care. 

Our team includes:

Lalitha Hansch, MD, FAAFP, DABMA, Program Director, RWJ Somerset Family Practice
Donna Kaminski, DO, Assistant Director, RWJ Somerset Family Practice (fluent in Spanish)
Ian Martinez, MD, Clinical Faculty, RWJ Somerset Family Practice 
Melissa Rivers-Richardson, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner, RWJ Somerset Family Practice 


Our office hours are Mondays from 6 to 9 p.m. To schedule an appointment, please call 1-855- PROUD-FH (1-855-776-8334).


The PROUD Family Health is conveniently located in Central New Jersey and is easily accessible from most major highways, including Routes 287, 78, 202 and 206, the Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike. Free parking is available in a surface lot adjacent to our center. The facility is handicapped accessible.

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Most major insurance plans are accepted as well as Medicare and Medicaid.