Alder Health Services in Harrisburg has started a primary care program for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community as well as individuals who are struggling with addiction. The practice will begin seeing patients on July 5.
For many years, we have fielded calls from members of the community who did not feel safe coming out to their medical providers or felt judged by those providing their medical care. As a result, some patients did not receive appropriate medical care and treatment or simply stopped accessing care altogether, Philip K. Goropoulos, president and CEO of Alder Health Services, said in news release. Our goal is to create a safe and welcoming environment for all our patients while providing high-quality medical care focused on the unique health needs of the LGBT community.
The office is at 100 N. Cameron St., Suite 301 East, Harrisburg. Fees are assessed on a sliding scale based on income, and many insurance plans are accepted. The program is supported in part by a $25,000 grant from Highmark Blue Shield.
Alder Health, which was formerly the AIDS Community Alliance, provides primary care, mental health services, HIV/AIDS services and prevention, STD screenings and treatment, and health education programs. For more information, visit or call 800-867-1550.