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Number of patients waiting reflects the current number of patients waiting to be seen. This number changes frequently and is not exact.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed


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Safe Zone Project

LGBTQ-Friendly Providers

UnityPoint Clinic offers individualized health care services in a comfortable and welcoming environment to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning communities. Safe Zone trained providers will ensure compassion and understanding for all patients.

Meet Our Providers

Deb Van Dyke
Deb Van Dyke, ARNP, DNP

Endocrinology

Brent E Buhr
Brent E Buhr, MD

Internal Medicine

Kyle P Christiason
Kyle P Christiason, MD

Family Medicine

Rachel Benson
Rachel Benson, ARNP, DNP

Family Medicine

Eric Neverman
Eric Neverman, DO

Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine

Kelly Hassman
Kelly Hassman, ARNP

Internal Medicine

LGBTQ services we provide

  • Primary care and routine exams
  • Vaccinations
  • Routine cancer screening
  • Contraception management
  • STI prevention, testing and treatment
  • Pharmacist on-site in clinic
  • Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)
  • Gender-affirming hormone therapy
  • Pre and post gender-affirming surgery support
  • Gender-affirming voice therapy
  • On-site pharmacy, lab and radiology

Dedicated LGBTQ Health Care Services

How One Doctor Ignited a Spark of Change

"We launched a clinic dedicated to LGBTQ+ health care at my UnityPoint Health practice in Cedar Falls. I wanted to re-design the care experience to be safer and more welcoming for everyone, including my son."


- Kyle P Christiason, MD


How One Doctor Ignited a Spark of Change

"We launched a clinic dedicated to LGBTQ+ health care at my UnityPoint Health practice in Cedar Falls. I wanted to re-design the care experience to be safer and more welcoming for everyone, including my son."

- Kyle P Christiason, MD

Resources

Grow Group
Grow Group is a support group for families and friends of those identifying in the LGBTQ community. It provides an opportunity to explore thoughts, feelings and reactions to your loved one's journey. Grow Group is held virtually on Zoom from 4-5 p.m. on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.

Email Jennifer.Christiason@unitypoint.org more information or a meeting invite.
SoDA
Social Determinants Advocates (SoDA) are volunteers who connect patients with community resources to help individuals through circumstances that may be affecting their health. These are things like transportation to/from appointments, being able to afford healthy food and medications or struggling with medical assistance applications and forms.

Read more about the SoDA program in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

To contact a SoDA volunteer, call (319) 222-2947.
The Iowa Guide to Changing Legal Identity
Learn more about the process for changing sex designation on drivers' licenses and ID cards for people born in Iowa. Click here for information from the UI Clinical Law Program.
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Recognition

LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Top Performer

UnityPoint Health – Allen Hospital has been designated a "LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Top Performer" by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for implementing policies and best practices aligned with: foundational elements of LGBTQ patient-centered care, LGBTQ patient services and support, employee benefits and policies and LGBTQ patient and community engagement participants.

Trust Practice Challenge

Kyle Christiason, MD was honored by the ABIM Foundation in part because of his dedication to opening LGBTQ clinics in Cedar Falls and Des Moines. The challenge recognizes substantial contributions to building trust within patient, physician and health care system relationships.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a LGBTQ clinic?
An LGBTQ clinic offers dedicated health care services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities in a comfortable and welcoming environment.
What services are offered?
  • Primary care and routine exams
  • Vaccinations
  • Routine cancer screening
  • Contraceptive management
  • STI testing and treatment
  • Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)
  • Hormone therapy
  • Post-surgical care following gender-affirming procedures
  • On-site lab and radiology
What is Safe Zone training?
All providers will undergo Safe Zone training to ensure understanding, support and trust with all LGBTQ individuals seeking health care services.
Will I be treated differently?
All UnityPoint Clinic patients are treated as individuals. Our goal is to provide expertise unique to the LGBTQ community in a welcoming, comforting environment.
When is the clinic open?
Schedule appointments between 5-7 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month.
Where is it located?
The LGBTQ clinic is on the third floor at UnityPoint Health – Prairie Parkway at 5100 Prairie Pkwy. in Cedar Falls.
How do I schedule an appointment?
You can call the clinic at (319) 222-2710 and leave a voicemail or you can request an appointment online. A representative will be in touch within two business days.

Therapy Services

Physical Therapy Occupational Therapy Speech Therapy
  • Adult speech therapy
    • Cognitive rehab
    • Aphasia (word-finding)
    • Dysarthria (slurred, distorted speech)
    • Voice therapy
    • Dysphagia (swallow impairment) – use of neuromuscular e-stim to improve swallow impairment
  • Pediatric speech therapy