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MetroHealth’s Pride Network Expands Services to LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland

(Cleveland) – The MetroHealth System will begin offering Pride Clinic services at the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland, 6705 Detroit Avenue, on November 12.

MetroHealth and the LGBT Center are teaming up to provide safe and supportive medical care to the Cleveland LGBTQ community in the heart of the Gordon Square neighborhood. Community members will be able to receive many of their health services there. MetroHealth primary care physician Douglas Van Auken, MD, will provide care on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Phyllis Harris, Executive Director, LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland says, “I couldn’t be prouder that we’re opening the MetroHealth Pride Clinic here at the LGBT Center. As we enter our organization’s 45th year, I’m honored to have the opportunity to continue growing and serving the members of our community who are the most vulnerable. They’re part of our family and our network and will now gain access to the basic rights others enjoy – access to health care.”

Services include:

  • Primary Adult Care (13 years and older)
  • Hormone therapy
  • Family planning
  • Smoking cessation
  • Cholesterol control
  • Blood pressure control
  • Immunizations
  • HIV prevention (PrEP or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)
  • STI testing and treatment

In 2007, the MetroHealth Pride Network opened the first LGBTQ clinic in Cleveland dedicated to serving the LGBTQ community. Specially trained physicians and staff provide primary care and care that respects specific health needs — including transgender services.

“As the first health care system to provide dedicated pride clinics in Cuyahoga County, it was important to us to continue living our MetroHealth mission and partnering with the LGBT Center. We are extremely proud to now offer dedicated pride services in the heart of the LGBTQ community,” says Mark McLoney, MD, Medical Director of The MetroHealth System Pride Program.

In addition to primary care services being offered at the LGBT Center, MetroHealth’s Pride Network also offers primary care services at MetroHealth’s Brecksville, Cleveland Heights, Middleburg Heights, Rocky River and Thomas F. McCafferty locations. Specialty services also include plastic surgery, gynecology, ENT, behavioral health, and physical medicine and rehabilitation.To schedule an appointment at the LGBT Center or any of the Pride Network locations, call 216-957-4905. To learn more about MetroHealth’s Pride Network, visit metrohealth.org/pride.


About The MetroHealth System

Founded in 1837, MetroHealth is leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery, and teamwork. Cuyahoga County’s public, safety-net hospital system, MetroHealth meets people where they are, providing care through five hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers. Each day, our nearly 9,000 employees focus on providing our community with equitable healthcare — through patient-focused research, access to care, and support services — that seeks to eradicate health disparities rooted in systematic barriers. For more information, visit metrohealth.org.