The ribbon has been cut and the Pride Health Center at Woodhull Hospital (760 Broadway) officially opened on December 20th. First Lady Chirlane McCray had the honor of wielding the scissors and said, “It’s a really wonderful feeling to know that finally we have such a comprehensive service available for our LGBTQ community.”
A health center with a focused commitment to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning or queer patients is a first for the North Brooklyn area. This new health center will provide culturally sensitive health service, in an environment that will aim to remove barriers to care for New York City’s LGBTQ youth and adults.
“We are delighted to offer high-quality, comprehensive care to about 78,000 LGBTQ residents who may not have found an affirming medical home to meet their needs[in North Brooklyn],” said Dr. Edward Fishkin (Chief Medical Officer, NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull).
The center itself will be open every Monday from 4-8 p.m. for patients who come in for: Transgender Health including hormone therapy, Primary Care, Same-day urgent care visits, HIV testing and prevention, Sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment, Young Adult Care, Behavioral Health, Pre- and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP and PEP), OB/GYN, Dental, Immunizations, and Ophthalmology. Providers for these services will also be at the hospital five days a week Patients can make an appointment or walk-in for care.
For more information or to make an appointment, call 718-963-8068.