LGBTQ+ SERVICES

Via Care is a federally qualified health center dedicated to providing quality healthcare and treatment for our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/non-conforming community members in the East Los Angeles area. All of our locations are a safe, inclusive space for people to receive compassionate, accurate, non-judgmental, and culturally competent care.

We are also committed to providing care to all who need it, so we accept Medi-Cal and most major insurance plans. If you are uninsured, we have enrollers who can help you receive an insurance plan, or we have a sliding scale option that provides you with services for little to no cost.

You can always talk candidly and comfortably with our doctors and other providers, knowing that you’re receiving quality care, regardless of your ability to pay. Via Care offers medical, dental, and mental health services.

Via Care is committed to nondiscrimination for all persons seeking patient care, without regard to gender, age, race, color, national origin, religion, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, and any other categories protected by federal, state or local law.

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Your health, happiness, & care is our top priority. You are safe with us!
 

Healthcare Services

Via Care offers a full range of primary medical care services by providers who are your partners in leading a healthier and happier life and who will encourage you to talk about all issues that could impact your health.

 

Referrals/Connection to Medical, Dental & Behavioral Health Services

All services are integrated to Via Care’s Medical, Dental, and Mental Health Services. Via Care is a one-stop-shop and when you receive any of our LGBTQ+ services you can also get referred to all services at Via Care:
 

  • Medical

  • Women's Health

  • Dental

  • Behavioral Health

  • Whole Person Care Services

  • Health Homes

  • Enrollment into Medi-Cal or other health insurance services

Ask one of our LGBTQ+ navigators how you can start accessing these services today!

What to Bring if You're Applying for Health Coverage

Your sexual health is our priority at Via Care, where you can always feel completely comfortable discussing whatever factors may be influencing your wellness.

 

  • Free Rapid HIV Testing, results in 15 minutes

  • HIV testing and prevention counseling

  • Safe sex kits (includes condoms, lube, etc.)

Via Care tests and treats for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). STIs are transmitted through vaginal, anal, and oral sex as well as sharing needles and childbirth. STIs are common and many are curable or treatable. Many people do not have or show symptoms of STIs which is why it’s important to get tested regularly.

PrEP and PEP are for those who do not have HIV, but may be at risk of contracting the virus. Via Care is committed to preventing HIV in our community through PrEP and PEP navigation, health education, and risk reduction counseling.

As the medical provider for Garfield High School, East LA Community College, and LA Trade Tech, we have programming and resources specifically for youth. The Youth Alliance for STIs and Substance Use (YASSS) program is a SAMHSA-funded program that operates within our LGBTQ Department.

Mental Health

Via Care offers complete behavioral health treatment options, provided by highly trained professionals and adapted to meet the specific needs of the LGBTQ+ individual or family.

Individual treatments available:

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Neglect and abuse

  • Oppositional and defiant behavior

  • Postpartum depression

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

  • Relationship issues

  • Sexual abuse

  • Stress issues

  • Community resource and referrals for related issues

 

 

LGBTQ+ Wellness Group

LGBTQ+ Wellness and Prevention group is excited to provide a safe place for all LGBTQ+ community members. This group will focus on a variety of health topics with a focus on prevention and wellness. Topics will include: alcohol and drugs, HIV STIs, Dating, coming out, mental health, domestic violence, and stress in college life.

Second Monday of the month.

12:00 pm PT

Facilitator: Rene Vega

https://tinyurl.com/ELAC-LGBTQ-Wellness

LGBTQ+ Brown Bag Group

The LGBTQ+ Brown Bag is a support group for East LA community members and ELAC students to talk about issues and topics important to us. From gender to mental health to sexual health, this support group can cover it all.

Every third Wednesday of the month.

from 6:00 - 6:40 pm PT

Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/ELAC-LGBTQ-BrownBag

Support Groups

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Do Ask, Do Tell:

Talking to your healthcare provider about being LGBTQ+

Pregunte y dígalo:

Hable con su proveedor de atención médica sobre ser LGBTQ+