Health and Transitioning

Free HIV Testing at Lehigh Valley Hospital

Confidential/Anonymous 20-minute oral swab

Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
(Take the GREEN elevator to the 6th floor)
Wednesday, 4-7 p.m.
(1st floor, Suite 101)

Lehigh Valley Hospital--17th
17th and Chew Sts.
Allentown, PA 18102

General Health Resources

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is America's largest human rights campaign working to achieve lesbian, gay, bi, transgender, and queer equality.

HRC Coming Out To Your Doctor
Here are some tips on coming out to your doctor from the HRC. 

HRC HIV and LGBT Community
Here is some information on HIV and the LGBT community.

Mazzoni Center
The Mazzoni Center is an organization that has been serving the LGBTQ community since 1979 and set up the first HIV clinics and testing centers in Pennsylvania. They are dedicated to providing comprehensive health and wellness services to the LGBTQ community in and around the Philadelphia area. For locations, hours, and contact information, click here.

Philadelphia FIGHT
Philadelphia Fight Community Health Centers provide culturally competent comprehensive primary care, and state of the art HIV primary care to low-income members of the community, along with research, consumer education, advocacy, social services, and outreach to people living with HIV and those who are at high risk.

National Eating Disorder Association
NEDA is the largest national organization dedicated to serving individuals and families affected by eating disorders. They recognize that people in the LGBTQ community may be at greater risk to eating disorders and have published several articles on the topic. Here are some of their resources: Eating disorders in LGBTQ+ Communities and Eating Disorder among LGBTQ Youth

The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bi, transgender, and questioning young people.

Transgender Health Resources

Dr. Christine McGinn
Dr. Christine McGinn noticed, during her own transition, how hard it was to find competent, affordable, and comprehensive care in the transition process. She, along with her staff, now provides diverse, expert services in transgender care at the Papillon Center.

HRC Trans Insurance
As if health insurance wasn't complicated enough, it is harder and more complicated for trans individuals to find coverage for transition-related care. The HRC has some of the best resources and information on getting your transition care covered here.

HRC Trans Health Myths
As with many topics, there are myths surrounding trans health and transitioning. HRC helps us avoid these myths and stick with the truth here.

See also Mazzoni Center above.

LGBT-friendly Healthcare Providers in Eastern and Central PA

Bettiker, Robert M.D.
Temple University Hospital
3401 N. Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19140
HIV/AIDS, Infectious Diseases

Bostdork, Amanda CRNP
Alder Health Services
1891 Santa Barbara Dr., STE. 104, Lancaster, PA 17601
Counseling family practice; individual or group therapy/counseling, primary care, transgender health, and transition services, case management

Brandt, Kathryn
Valley forge OB/GYN
799 Gay St, Phoenixville, PA 19460
Care delivered in LGBT space, obstetrics, gynecology, and transgender health and transition services

Brasile, Deanna DO
Main Line Fertility
915 Old Fern Hill Rd, West Chester, PA 19380
Reproductive and Fertility services

Correale, Lisa
Lisa Correale, LCSW, BCD, NCPsyA
2713 Beech Street, Hatfield, PA 19440
Counseling, individual or group therapy, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, women's health

Faye, Robin M.D., FACOG, IF
Abington Primary Women's Healthcare Group
721 Arbor Way Ste. 106, Blue Bell, PA 19422
Sexual Health

Finan, Meaghen M.D.
St. Luke's Emergency Department
801 Ostrum Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015
Emergency Medicine

Garfield Jamie M.D.
Temple University School of Medicine
3401 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140

Guthrie, Evan M.D.
Abington Health Physicians, Bi-County medical Associates
225 Newtown Road, Warminster, PA 18974
Family Practice

Gutmann, Jacqueline
RMA at Jefferson
625 Clark Avenue Suite 17B, King of Prussia, PA 19406
Endocrinology, obstetrics, gynecology, reproductive and fertility services

Jennings, Laura PA-C
University of Pennsylvania Hospital
3400 Civic Center Blvd, West Pav. 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Kahl, Polly
Kahl Counseling
2130 Penn Avenue, 2nd Floor, West Lawn, PA 19609
Counseling, transgender transition counseling

McKeague, Erin L.
Psy. D. LLC
512 Kennet Pike Suite 300, Chadds Ford, PA 19317

Myers, Allison MPH
University of Pennsylvania Department of Family Medicine
51 N. 39th Street, 7th Floor Mutch building, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Family Practice

Negley, Jennifer
CPLC Insurance Brokerage
555 E. Lancaster Ave. Suite 650, Radnor, PA 19087
800-508-1355 ext. 11
Medical malpractice insurance

Nguyen, Giang M.D., MPH
University of Pennsylvania Student Health Services
3535 Market Street, Suite 100, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Family Practice, primary care, public health, transgender health, and transition services

Romero, Bryan DO
The Reading Hospital Medical Group, Internal Medicine
950 B North Wyomissing Blvd, Wyomissing, PA 19610
Internal Medicine

Sanctuary Counseling
1125 Ben Franklin Hwy West, Douglassville, PA 19518. 610.385.3155
50 2nd Avenue Suite 4, Collegeville, PA 19426 610.850.8009
Sanctuary is a safe haven. It is a place of welcoming where they provide practical, client-centered therapy that always proceeds at each individual's own pace.

Schillings, Wendy M.D.
Reproductive Medicine Associates of Pennsylvania
1401 N. Cedar Crest Blvd, Suite 200, Allentown, PA 18104
Reproductive and fertility services

Smith, Allen CRNP
Novus Adult Care Services
1565 Linden Street, Bethlehem, PA 18017
HIV/AIDS, holistic medicine

Stefanic, Richard M.D.
Limerick, PA 19464
General surgery, HIV/AIDS, trauma surgery

Strouse, Deborah
Practicing Perspectives LLC
1259 Rte 113, Perkasie, PA 18944
Cognitive-behavioral therapy, counseling, individual and group therapy, meditation, psychotherapy, support groups, transgender transition counseling

Williams, Austin M.D. MSEd
University of Pennsylvania Hospital
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Click below for a downloadable pdf of local LGBT-friendly healthcare providers

LGBT-friendly Healthcare Providers PDF