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.
NOTE: We are currently an in-network provider with the following plans: Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Medicare, TennCare, and TriCare. We can provide an itemized receipt for services if you would like to file an out-of-network claim with another plan. Please call your insurance carrier for details about your own coverage and benefits.
- Consultation with nurse practitioner
- PAP smear
- STI testing & treatment (additional fee)
- Rapid HIV testing*
- Birth control consultation & prescription
- Breast exam
- Whole health evaluation
- Menopause Management
Services for Trans Women and Trans Men (ages 18 yrs+)
All of our services are available to all of our patients. Services for Trans Individuals include, but are not limited to:
- Hormone Management
- STI Testing and Treatment
- PAP Smear
- Fertility Services
- HIV Testing and Referrals
- Menopause Counseling and Management
Gardasil®, HPV Vaccine for Teens, Men, and Women
GARDASIL is a vaccine indicated in girls and women 9 through 26 years of age for the prevention of cervical, vulvar, and vaginal cancers; precancerous or dysplastic lesions; and genital warts caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) Types 6, 11, 16, and 18. GARDASIL is also indicated in boys and men 9 through 26 years of age for the prevention of genital warts caused by HPV Types 6 and 11. More information, including financial assistance, on Gardasil® at Choices.
Meet Mia Peake, Choices Outreach Coordinator. Mia is our new LGBTQ and PrEP services specialist. If you have questions about any of our LGBTQ services Mia can help you! Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 LGBT community.
Local agency which 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.
The Campaign for Southern Equality recently released Trans in the South: A Guide to Resources and Services.
In the pages of this edition of Trans in the South you’ll find lists of trans-friendly service providers – from doctors to attorneys to counselors – across the South as well as resources to assist with funding medical transition. This information has been collected and vetted by Ivy Gibson-Hill, our LGBT Rights Toolkit Coordinator. We hope this resource guide helps people access the services they need to survive and to thrive.
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.