To have your organization included in the LGBT Center’s resources directory submit a paragraph describing the organization and services or resources it provides. LGBT Center staff will review submissions for relevance.
For information or submission, contact email@example.com.
On-Campus Health-Related Resources
UHCS offers individual counseling and health services for LGBT students at CWRU, CIA, and CIM. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Gender affirmation care is covered by Aetna for students. Please contact the LGBT Center with questions or concerns about navigating insurance policies.
- Aetna Student Health Benefits Summary
- Medical Coverage
- Call 1.877.850.6038 for Aetna Student Health Pre-approval
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
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 perscriptions and delivery through an online platform.
Local Health-Related Resources
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.
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.
Lake Effect Clinic is LGBTQ+ founded and operated and offers free Massage, Energy Balancing Treatments, and Herbal Medicine monthly, on the first Thursday of the month, to Cleveland area LGBTQ+ residents at the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland, 6600 Detroit Ave. Please contact Lake Effect at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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 LGBT Center will have Outreach Specialists in the space on Mondays. during the academic year. They are a confidential resource for students, faculty, and staff on topics ranging from intimate partner violence to different types of abuse. Learn more about the work of the CRCC at CWRU. The CRCC's 24-Hour Hotline number is 216.619.6192
Circle Health is a no-cost 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.
National Health-Related Resources
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.
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.
- Substance Abuse in the LGBTQ+ Community: Causes, Challenges and Resources
- How to Recognize the Signs of Addiction
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.
Healthcommunities.com 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.
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.
A comprehensive guide to safer sex, relationships, and reproductive health for trans or non-binary people and their partners.
RAD Remedy's mission is to connect trans, gender non-conforming, intersex, and queer folks to accurate, safe, respectful, and comprehensive care in order to improve individual and community health. Website includes a search function of all different kinds of medical practitioners that are LGBTQIA safe.