Health Resources

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On-Campus Health-Related Resources 

University Health & Counseling Services

UHCS offers individual counseling and health services for LGBT students at CWRU, CIA, and CIM. Contact them at 216.368.2450/ or 216.368.5872/

Advocacy Services 

Advocacy Services are offered through the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women. 

Transgender Health Care Benefits for Students

Gender affirmation care is covered by Aetna for students. Please contact the LGBT Center with questions or concerns about navigating insurance policies. 

Transgender Health Benefits for Employees

Gender affirmation care is covered by MMO SuperMed, Anthem, and CLE-Care HMO insurances. Please find coverage information in the Certificate of Coverage for MMOSuperMed. For detailed coverage information for Anthem and CLE-Care HMO, contact the provider directly. Please contact the LGBT Center with questions or concerns about navigating insurance policies. 

  • Anthem (HD & PPO) - 1.800.552.9159
  • Medical Mutual SuperMed - 1.800.822.1152
  • CLE-Care HMO - 1.877.330.6664

‘Dignity and Self-Determination’: A Guide to Health Insurance for LGBTQ+ Ohioans

The Buckeye Flame’s one-stop guide to health insurance for LGBTQ+ Ohioans — from basic terminology to trans-specific tips on choosing plans and applying for financial aid. By H.L. Comeriato (they/them)

Additional Clinic Services

Offering annual pelvic exams, Pap smears, and a variety of birth control options. Call 216.368.2453.

Birth Control Options

Nurx offers birth control pill prescriptions and delivery through an online platform. 

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. 

Center for LGBT Care

Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Care opened at the Chagrin Falls Family Health Center and Lakewood Family Health Center. Embedded in a primary care practice, the center provides care for all patients in a safe and welcoming environment. It includes providers who understand the health needs of LGBT patients, and access to specialists with expertise in LGBT care.

James Hekman, MD specializes in LGBT health and co-chairs Cleveland Clinic’s Gay and Lesbian Employee Resource Group. Dr. Hekman helped design the center and has moved his internal medicine practice to Lakewood.

Equitas Health Akron

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. Call 216.621.0766

The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center

Learn more about the work of the CRCC. The CRCC's 24-Hour Hotline number is 216.619.6192

The Centers

From physical check-ups to counseling and psychiatry, The Centers offer integrated care that tends to the whole you. The Centers serves everyone—regardless of their ability to pay. They have a flexible sliding fee scale for most offerings, and also accept private insurance. At five convenient healthcare locations, The Centers offer: flexible hours, family appointments, urgent care, same-day appointments, and walk-in hours for some services. Uptown Office: 12201 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH. 

STD Testing in Cleveland

Search for a clinic near you and get answers to frequently asked questions regarding STD testing. 

National Health-Related Resources

Redefining Safe Spaces for Transgender Patients

This resource highlights the issue of transgender patient mistreatment in healthcare. Also discussed are provider tips for creating a safe space environment for transgender patients. Addressed in the article are terms of gender identity. 

Advocates for Youth

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

Addiction in the LGBT Community 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.


Information about transgender health, including transition-related care as well as general healthcare.

Healthy Bodies, Safer Sex

A comprehensive guide to safer sex, relationships, and reproductive health for trans or non-binary people and their partners. 


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