Health Resources

If you would like to see your organization listed in our resources directory, please contact Include a paragraph briefly describing your organization and the services or resources it provides. The LGBT Center staff will review all submissions for appropriateness and relevance.

On-Campus Health Resources
University Health Service

Services are provided to students of Case, the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. There is no charge for any visit for a registered student at Case, CIA, CIM, and OCPM. Even if you didn't take the Case Student Medical Plan, you can still see us without charge. To schedule an appointment, call 216.368.4539; and we will arrange a convenient time for you to be seen. If you have an emergency problem, we will work you in the same day. For emergency problems after normal business hours, call 216.368.2450; and follow the instructions on the message.

Women's Clinic

This clinic is staffed by nurses, nurse practitioners, a health educator, and physicians (Family Medicine and Internal Medicine) all of whom share an interest in Women's Health. They offer annual pelvic exams, Pap smears, and a variety of birth control options. Call 216.368.2453.

University Counseling Services

Offers individual counseling for GLBT students (and all students) designed to help them through the coming-out process and also offers couples counseling (for homosexual and heterosexual couples). The office also provides staff support for events such as National Coming Out Day and sponsors an annual pizza party, welcoming graduate and professional students to the University. The event, held in August, allows students to meet faculty, staff, and students who are GLBT.

Local Health-Related Resources
LGBT Pride Clinic at the Thomas F. McCafferty Health Center

MetroHealth's Pride Clinic at the McCafferty Health Center is the first clinic in the region and one of only 12 health centers in the country devoted to serving the health needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.

The Free Clinic

The Cleveland Free Clinic is a free-standing outpatient medical, dental, and mental health center dedicated to the belief that healthcare is a right and not a privilege. 12201 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio, 44106; 216.721.4010

The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center

The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center (CRCC) is a social change agent dedicated to serving all survivors and those supportive of them at any point following their experience of sexual violence through superior direct services and advocacy, education and training, and activism. 1370 Ontario St., Suite 420; Cleveland, Ohio, 44113; 216.619.6194; 24-Hour Hotline: 216.619.6192

AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland

The AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland provides a compassionate and collaborative response to the needs of people infected, affected by, and at risk of HIV/AIDS. This is accomplished through leadership in prevention, education, supportive services, and advocacy. 3210 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio, 44115; 216.621.0766


Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is an all-volunteer, non-profit self-help organization founded nationally in 1981. A local chapter began meeting in Akron in 1983, and the Cleveland chapter was founded in 1985. We are an inclusive group composed of family members, friends, and individuals who are straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered. 216.556.1701

TransFamily of Cleveland

Founded to provide support and education for transgendered persons, their families, friends and significant others. We are associated with PFLAG to promote awareness of transgender persons and their issues. We are also associated with SSAFE, to bring awareness to our school systems, through their principals and counselors, by offering literature, speakers, consultation and support. 216.691.4357

Local LGBT Therapist

Sue Doerfer is a local therapist who can provide individual, couples, and fmaily counseling to the LGBT community. Her office is located in Westlake, Ohio. She alos offers online therapy to those living greater then 60 miles from her office. She can be contacted at 440-899-1300 or

National Health-Related Resources
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association

GLMA is a national organization committed to ensuring equality in health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals and health care professionals. GLMA achieves its goals by using medical expertise in professional education, public policy work, patient education and referrals, and the promotion of research. The site contains a lot of information and has an on-line referral database.

National Coalition of LGBT Health

The National Coalition of LGBT Health is committed to improving the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and communities through public education, coalition building and advocacy that focus on research, policy, education and training.

Advocates for Youth

Information and Support for GLBTQ Youth - provides a wealth of information and resources on many issues, including coming out, STD's AIDS, and other FAQ's and fact sheets. Growing up gay can be difficult. Advocates for Youth is working to change these issues through advocacy, support, community, and information.

LGBT Health Channel and Fenway Community Health of Boston have aligned to create the LGBT Health Channel, a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender-related consumer health care community. In addition to being a nationally recognized leader in HIV research and care, Fenway Community Health has provided medical and mental health care for the LGBT community of Boston for 30 years.