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Bed-Stuy hospital debuts North Brooklyn’s first LGBTQ-focused health center

So proud!: Woodhull Hospital’s head honcho Gregory Calliste, Assemblywoman Maritza Davila, First Lady Chirlane McCray, Woodhull’s Chief Medical Officer Edward Fishkin, and patient Dovear Calhoun cut the ribbon to celebrate North Brooklyn’s first lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer-focused health center.
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This clinic is really something to be proud about!

Local leaders snipped a rainbow-colored ribbon to celebrate the Wednesday opening of North Brooklyn’s first medical facility dedicated to treating the LGBTQ community. The opening of Pride Health Center at Bedford-Stuyvesant’s Woodhull Hospital is an inclusive step towards making sure no patients fall through the cracks in getting the treatment they need, according to the nabe’s councilman.

“In a region as vibrant and diverse as Brooklyn, public institutions must ensure they are able to address a wide range of culturally-specific needs,” said Councilman Robert Cornegy (D–Bedford-Stuyvesant). “The addition of a dedicated LGBTQ health center further demonstrates the hospital’s continued commitment to being at the forefront of addressing this area’s health-care needs in a comprehensive way.”

Doctors at the center inside the public hospital at 760 Broadway are specially trained in providing care for LGBTQ patients, including primary care, obstetrics and gynecology, hormone therapy, behavioral health, sexually-transmitted-infection testing and treatment, and HIV-testing and prevention.

Clients can currently visit the gay-friendly clinic on Mondays from 4 to 8 pm, but hospital honchos expect to expand its operating hours as patient volume grows. And the larger medical center’s doctors are on call seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

The Pride Health Center is the second LGBTQ-focused clinic in the city’s public-hospital system — the first opened in Manhattan in 2014 — and it is certainly not the last to arrive in the Borough of Kings.

Workers are expected to break ground early next year on another facility that serves the local gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer community, the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, and its honchos expect the Downtown clinic on Flatbush Avenue Extension to open in mid-2019.

And LGBTQ patients could already seek treatment at a specialized health center inside East Flatbush’s State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, which opened in 2015.

There may only be a handful in the borough, but the Pride Health Center’s opening represents Brooklyn’s important commitment to providing health services for members of its marginalized communities, according to another pol who joined First Lady Chirlane McCray at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

“As we move forward into the 21st century, it is imperative that we strive to build an inclusive society that respects and embraces individuals of all walks of life,” said Assemblywoman Maritza Davila (D–Bushwick),

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at jcuba@cnglocal.com. Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.
Updated 5:51 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Feminist from Angry says:
Only LGBTQ - another discrimination against non-binary, intersex, and asexuals !! Sure, let's just pretend these people don't exist because they make us uncomfortable with their choices!! Close minded bigots!! Just call this place Adolf Hitler hospital already, because that's what it is !!!!!
Dec. 22, 2017, 4:06 pm
Clarita from Sunset Park says:
I don't want to pay for a hospital for hump doodles !!!
Dec. 23, 2017, 1:48 am
SCR from Realityville says:
Whatever,the specialty is of any medical-facility,what we really need;is fundmental reform on how all patients/medical consumers,are ultimately billed.There is absolutely no economic logic,(or for the same matter),morality;in charging the uninsured anywhere from three to twenty-times-the"negotiated-savings"insurance-rates. Economics 101,tells us that the lower-rates,are much closer to the natural"fair-market"price. In addition to this,all presumeably mentally-competent adults,in(non-emergency),situations,should upon signing in be informed by all medical-facilities,of the likely medical-tests and/or treatments necessary.They then should also be required to estimate,the costs. What is honestly,the likely bill? This is especially important for new(walk-ins). Today's Physicians Assistant's(PA's),are quite capable of such medical-customers interviews. It's,a rather not very complicated matter of a family case history,and sir/madam,what's bothering you today?
Dec. 23, 2017, 1:24 pm
Feminist from Angry says:
OMG!!! Look at that goofy looking jigaboo with the corny bleached out afro. Too funny
Dec. 24, 2017, 6:12 pm
Morris from Mill Basin says:
Feminist from Angry, You need to have your throat slit, your eyeballs plucked out with a fork, your nose cut off, and then you should be decapitated, disemboweled, thrown out a fifth-story window, be run over by a sanitation truck, cut into little pieces, be stomped on by joyous neighborhood tykes, and then really be destroyed because worthless excrement like you never should have been born, never should have breathed a moment, never should have done anything but be destroyed.

Enjoy your last day on earth, as I am coming to get you.
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:09 am
Morris from Mill Basin says:
Also, go kcuf yourself.
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:10 am
SCR from Realityville says:
Anybody care to take on the actually important issue of charging,virtually always of improvished humankinds,without health-insurance;many time the rates of them (negotiated-savings),insurance-rates.Anyone,wish to,including the founders of this LGBTQ-specialized"focused clinic"? Or are,BROOKLYN PAPER reader,so collectively STUPID;the raging of"Feminists from Angry"-or"Morris from Mill Basin",the last laugh? We will know,soon enough
Dec. 26, 2017, 11:50 am
HONEY Pooter from Williamsburg says:
Already been there - they are really cheap with the free condoms. Don't bother. A nurse told me if I ran out, to just use plastic wrap!! Hello, I'm not an animal!! I want to have SAFE sex??
Dec. 26, 2017, 1:01 pm
Homey from Crooklyn says:
Look out, tuff guy Morris is coming to getcha...
LOL
Dec. 26, 2017, 3:41 pm
Jackie from Bk says:
A lot of judgement from normals here, but you try being chocolate or homo! It's not easy! Maybe then you'd appreciate being regular!
Dec. 26, 2017, 6:05 pm
Jonah from Boerum says:
Why does the Brooklyn Paper continue to run Morris from Mill Basin's always disgusting conmments? He never adds a thought, just profanities, insults and threats os doing bodily harm to others. Please consider screening his stupid, deliberately gross irruptions in future.
Dec. 26, 2017, 7:24 pm

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