LGBTQ Health Care
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.
LGBTQ services we provide
- Primary care and routine exams
- 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
LGBTQ Clinic at Prairie Parkway
Clinic hours are 5-7 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month.
To schedule an appointment, call (319) 222-2710 or request an appointment online. You may also meet our providers or read some FAQs.
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.
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.
Caring for patients in our community
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.
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.
Want to Help Us?
If you'd like to help us improve care for patients, you can make contributions to a LGBTQ-specific fund through the Allen Foundation. Funds can be used to support counseling services, provide access for patients to personal items and more. Make a contribution now.