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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

The MetroHealth System is redefining health care by going beyond medical treatment to improve the foundations of community health and well-being: affordable housing, a cleaner environment, economic opportunity and access to fresh food, convenient transportation, legal help and other services. The system strives to become as good at preventing disease as it is at treating it.

The system’s more than 600 doctors, 1,700 nurses and 7,800 employees go to work each day with a mission of service, to their patients and to the community. As Cuyahoga County’s safety-net health system, MetroHealth plays an essential role in the region, caring for anyone and everyone, regardless of an ability to pay.

Founded in 1837, MetroHealth operates four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites throughout Cuyahoga County. The system serves more than 300,000 patients, two-thirds of whom are uninsured or covered by Medicare or Medicaid.

MetroHealth is home to Cuyahoga County’s most experienced Level I Adult Trauma Center, verified since 1992, and Ohio’s only adult and pediatric trauma and burn center.

As an academic medical center, MetroHealth is committed to research and to teaching and training tomorrow’s caregivers. Each active staff physician holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Its main campus hospital houses the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Lincoln-West School of Science & Health, the only high school in America located inside a hospital.

Knowing that good health is about much more than good medical care, MetroHealth has launched the Institute for H.O.P.E.™ (Health, Opportunity, Partnership, Empowerment), which uses a coordinated, collaborative and strategic approach to help patients with non-medical needs such as healthy food, stable housing and job training.

The MetroHealth Glick Center, a new 11-floor hospital, is under construction on the system’s main campus in Cleveland and is scheduled to welcome its first patients in October 2022. The billion-dollar project is the cornerstone of a wider neighborhood revitalization effort led by the system and its partners in the community.

For more information, visit metrohealth.org.