LGBTQ+ Health Services

CHOICES is proud to provide comprehensive, non-judgemental sexual and reproductive health services to everyone, including the LGBTQ+ community.

Our goal is to provide you with all the information and resources you need to protect your health and make informed decisions. We will always respect your sexual health decisions and your need for privacy and confidentiality.

If you have specific questions about our services, please feel free to call our LGBTQ Patient Services Coordinator, Joy Evans, at 901-274-3550 ext. 220 or email her at [email protected].

NOTE: We are currently an in-network provider with several TennCare and private insurance plans. Please call your insurance carrier for details about your own plan coverage and benefits.

Wellness Exams

Check-ups for all can include:

  • Consultation with clinician
  • PAP smear
  • STI testing & treatment (additional fee)
  • Rapid HIV testing (additional fee)
  • Birth control consultation & prescription
  • Breast exam
  • Menopause Management
  • Gardasil®, HPV Vaccine

Gender-Affirming Care

Services for Transgender patients include, but are not limited to:

  • Hormone Management / HRT
  • STI Testing and Treatment
  • PAP Smear
  • HIV Testing and Referrals
  • Menopause Counseling and Management

Online Resources for Trans People

Local agency that empowers, connects, educates and advocates for our Memphis LGBTQ+ community.

The HRC Foundation, in partnership with Whitman-Walker Health, released Safer Sex for Trans Bodies, a comprehensive sexual health guide for transgender and gender-expansive people and their partners. The guide is written by and for members of the transgender community and offers them a long-overdue resource on potentially life-saving and affirming practices, from respectful terminology and definitions to helpful practices for sexual health following transition-related care

PrEP

PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis.  It is used in the HIV field to describe the use of anti-HIV medication by people who are not HIV+. The medication helps prevent you from becoming infected with HIV by interfering with the virus’ ability to replicate itself in your body if you become exposed to it.  The treatment consists of taking one pill each day.

PrEP is not appropriate for everyone. It has some documented side effects, cannot be taken together with certain medications, requires pre-screening with labs including HIV screen and Hepatitis screen prior to initiation as well as ongoing labs to screen for liver and kidney health at least every 3 months.  If you are interested in learning more, or if you want to find out if you are a good candidate for PrEP, call and make an appointment with one of our providers.  The medication may be covered by your insurance plan, and financial assistance programs are available from the mediation manufacturer.

PrEPWORKS

The time for debate on the effectiveness of PrEP is over.