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LGBQ Health Services
Our health providers, counselors and support staff are committed to ensuring that all young people coming to Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center have access to high quality, comprehensive medical and mental health care with sensitivity and compassion and in a confidential setting, regardless of sexual expression or gender identity.
The Center provides medical and mental health services specifically designed to meet the needs of lesbian, gay, and bisexual adolescents and young adults, including:
Primary medical care including routine health care physicals
Comprehensive STI evaluation and treatments
Comprehensive health education that is LGBTQ sensitive
Routine HIV testing and counseling.
Routine vaccination with appropriate immunizations
Individual and family psychotherapy around all mental health issues including coming out issues
Coming out support groups for youth
Comprehensive Services for Trans* Youth
We believe that transgender, gender questioning, gender non-conforming, and gender variant youth are entitled to medical and mental health care that is compassionate and sensitive to their specific needs. Our transgender programs are individually tailored to fit young people and their families. All care at the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center is comprehensive, patient centered and free of obstacles. All patients between the ages of 10 and 24 are welcome regardless of income or immigration status.
The team provides services from within the Center or will work with outside providers (e.g., community based therapists) to provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment for transgender youth.
Primary Care services for transgender youth include:
STD evaluations and treatment including HIV testing, PEP and PrEP treatments
Urgent medical needs
Puberty blocking prescriptions, to suppress the body changes that happen at puberty
Feminizing and masculinizing hormone treatments prescriptions
Preparation for future surgical interventions and referrals to the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery for surgical procedures
Lab and clinical monitoring
Mental Health Services:
Evaluations for gender dysphoria
Short and long term individual counseling
Education and support for parents
Psychiatric evaluations available
Case management for individual patients and their families
Support groups for youth and parents
Other services available at the Center for all our patients include dental, optical, legal, nutritional, health education, social work, and psychological testing.