The Youth Pride Clinic is a specialized clinic within the Adolescent Health Center serving LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning/queer) patients throughout the greater Washington, D.C region.
The Youth Pride Clinic of Children's National Health System reaffirms its dedication to protecting the health, welfare and rights of all of our patients, including the LGBTQ patients to receive culturally competent, respectful and safe care and services in all settings. We are committed to educating our communities and our fellow providers about the unique health and safety needs of these young people, to providing the care they need, and to supporting their rights to live life fully as members of the gender with which they identify.
We know that LGBTQ patients face unique health challenges, including higher rates of depression, suicide, sexually transmitted diseases and HIV infection. That's why we're one of the few clinics in the nation providing comprehensive primary and mental health care to LGBTQ youth and young adults between the ages of 12 to 21.
Led by Lawrence D’Angelo, MD, MPH, one of the nation's foremost specialists in adolescent medicine, our care is delivered by specialists with expertise in the needs of LGBTQ communities.
Specialized Care for Transgender Youth in One Location
In a safe and affirming environment, we provide affordable, high-quality health and wellness care, including physicals, hormonal treatment and mental health counseling for transgender and gender-nonconforming youth.
In addition to low-cost primary care services, our compassionate team offers:
- Hormone replacement therapy
- STD/STI treatment and PrEP (HIV prevention pill)
- Individual and family therapy for transgender youth
- Support and education about LGBTQ issues for families
These services follow the standards of care established by the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH).
To refer a patient for care, call the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at 202-476-2178 or for mental health /psychotherapy services contact Michael Mancilla, LICSW, at 202-476-4976.
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.
Care from a Specially Trained Team
Because we are dedicated to offering compassionate care to anyone who walks through our doors, every member of our care team, including physicians, nurses and social workers, has undergone LGBTQ cultural training through our nationally-recognized LGBTQ Clinical Education Program.