Youth Pride Clinic
The Youth Pride Clinic is a specialized clinic within the Adolescent Health Center serving adolescent LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning) patients.
The healthcare of LGBTQ youth is tremendously important during this time of their lives. Unfortunately, they often do not receive the full complement of health services they need. Our goal is for these youth to feel comfortable here, working alongside providers who are attuned to the life issues they face.
We know that LGBTQ patients face unique health challenges, including higher rates of depression, suicide, sexually transmitted diseases, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.
Historically, LGBTQ children affected by HIV/AIDS have received care through the Burgess Clinic, which was established in 1989 within the Adolescent Health Center. The new Youth Pride Clinic, led by Lawrence D’Angelo, MD, MPH, Division Chief of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, will serve LGBTQ patients—outside of the HIV-infected youth served by the division’s Burgess Clinic—and reach beyond the local catchment area for traditional primary care to mirror the specialty services the health system provides in other areas.
Approximately 15 healthcare providers from different disciplines will collaborate to provide comprehensive mental health and medical services for these youth.
To refer a patient for care, call the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at 202-476-2178.
Mental health services, including individual and family therapy, are available through the Youth Pride Clinic. Please contact Michael Mancilla, LICSW, at 202-476-4976.