LGBTQ Health

Inclusive and Respectful Health Care for All

We believe health care is a right, not a privilege, and have worked diligently to remove barriers to care for vulnerable populations throughout our history. Greater Elgin Family Care Center therefore continues to successfully address the barriers of cost, accessibility, and language. However, additional barriers may still be in place that may keep patients from accessing life-saving care.

We know there are unmet needs in our community, notable for access to health care for the LGBTQ population, and we are actively addressing this need. GEFCC has therefore hired practitioners who have a proven track record of providing health care to LGBTQ and HIV positive individuals. We realize that receiving care from a practitioner who understands your specific needs and accepts and values you for who you are is important. Our Health Centers are safe and welcoming environments for the LGBTQ community.

As a Community Health Center, we welcome and accept everyone, regardless of their race, ethnicity, social status, immigration status, gender identity and/or sexual orientation. Our services are culturally sensitive and delivered with compassion and respect by our wonderful team of practitioners and other professionals.

LGBTQ Health Services

•Primary Health Care
•Care Management
•Infectious Disease Care
•STI Testing and Treatment
•HIV Testing and Treatment
•HIV Prevention Treatment (PrEP)
•Anal Pap Smears
•Women’s Health & Gynecology
•Hormone Replacement Therapy
•Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
•Substance Use Disorder Services
•Dental Health Services
•Insurance Enrollment
•Free Condoms

Our Team

Resources

 

Trevor Project
    • •The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25
    • •Text, Instant Messaging also available
    • •More info on their website: Click Here
    • •Number: (866)-488-7386

 

LGBT National Youth Hotline (ages 23 and under)
    • •​​Free and Confidential peer support for the LGBTQ and questioning community ages 25 and younger.
    • Mondays to Fridays from 1 pm – 9 pm PST
    • Saturday from 9 am – 2 pm PST
    • •Website: Click Here
    • •Number: 800-246-7743

 

LGBT National Hotline
    • •The LGBT National Hotline is for all ages.
    • •We provide a safe space that is anonymous and confidential where callers can speak on many different issues and concerns including, but limited to, coming out issues, gender and/or sexuality identities, relationship concerns, bullying, workplace issues, HIV/AIDS anxiety, safer sex information, suicide, and much more.
    • •Monday thru Friday from 1PM to 9PM PST
    • •Saturday from 9am to 2pm PST
    • •Website: Click Here
    • •Number: 888-843-4564

 

Crisis Text Line:
    • •Crisis Text Line is the free, 24/7, confidential text message service for people in crisis.
    • •Website: Click Here
    • •Text HOME to 741741 in the United States.

 

National Suicide Prevention Hotline
  • •The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • •More on their website: Click Here 
  • •Number: 1-800-273-8255