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 Patient Services Coordinator, Grace Booth, at 901-274-3689 or email her at gbooth@MemphisChoices.org
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.
- Consultation with clinician
- PAP smear
- STI testing & treatment (additional fee)
- Rapid HIV testing*
- Birth control consultation & prescription
- Breast exam
- Whole health evaluation
- Menopause Management
- Gardasil®, HPV Vaccine for all patients More information, including financial assistance, on Gardasil® at Choices.
Services for Transgender Individuals (ages 18 yrs+)
All of our services are available to all of our patients. Services for Transgender Individuals 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
Survey of LGBTQ+ community in Memphis resulted in this comprehensive guide to everything from restaurants to dry cleaners and healthcare providers that are friendly to the LGBTQ+ community.
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 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.
Choices offers rapid HIV testing as a routine test for all of our patients in accordance with the CDC’s Recommendations for HIV Testing which advise routine HIV screening of adults, adolescents, and pregnant women in health care settings in the United States. People who are infected with HIV but not aware of it are not able to take advantage of the therapies that can keep them healthy and extend their lives, nor do they have the knowledge to protect their sex or drug-use partners from becoming infected. Knowing whether one is positive or negative for HIV has great benefits in healthy decision making.
*CHOICES is committed to providing patient centered care without discriminating against patients on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, parental status, body size, or any characteristic protected by law.