LGBTQ Friendly Medical Care

Avein Tafoya, CEO

Welcome!

We are honored that you are considering Adelante Healthcare to care for you and your family.

We know that choosing a healthcare provider can be nerve-wracking. If you are LGBTQ, there are additional considerations you may want to think about as you make that choice which we’ll cover in this section.

We look forward to serving you!

The Adelante Healthcare Difference

Experience You Can Trust

Adelante Healthcare is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit community health center that has been serving the Valley since 1979. Our 9 family health centers and 65+ providers throughout Maricopa County work with more than 65,000 patients each year.

Arizona’s First HRC Health Equality Index Accredited Community Health Center

As part of our mission to serve our whole community, Adelante is committed to providing friendly medical care to the LGBTQ Community at our health centers. We are proud to be the first community health center in Arizona to complete the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, Health Equality Index and have maintained our status since first receiving it in 2013.  

When you see that designation, you know that an organization has reviewed their policies and procedures to ensure they provide LGBTQ friendly medical care, that they actively seek out and hire LGBTQ staff members and that everyone in the organization has received training in respecting the needs of the LGBTQ community.

We continue to provide special training to our staff each and every year to make sure that you receive the best medical care AND the best customer service as we continue to embrace the diversity of our communities. 

LGBTQ-Friendly Care

We go to special lengths to create a safe, non-judgmental space for our members to address all their health concerns. We do this through thoughtful communication, empathy, and unbiased care.

Our providers are equipped to handle the full spectrum of primary care health concerns as well as a range of issues specific to the stressors LGBTQ patients may face.

In addition to comprehensive wellness visits, our providers are experienced in issues related to depression and anxiety, cancer prevention and screenings, weight management, and substance use, as well as issues related to sexual health, including STD and HIV prevention and care, and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

Research suggests that LGBTQ patients may be at an increased risk for issues including depression, anxiety, and substance abuse, and our providers have extensive experience in managing these issues.

Our Patient Centered Medical Home Puts YOU at the Center of Your Care

Our team approach to care means we make the resources you need available and convenient during your visit.

In addition to your Primary Care Doctor, our Patient Centered Medical Home model means you have access to Behavioral Health Specialists, Care Coordinators, Nursing staff and other skilled professionals.  Together, they will  work with you to create a healthy lifestyle based on good nutrition, exercise, personal safety and stress reduction techniques which help you prevent disease and enhance your personal well-being. You can learn more about the PCMH model here.

Convenience You Can Count On

We know it is tough to find the time to take care of yourself, so we offer the convenience of an on-site lab, as well as a centralized Patient Support Center and on-line Patient Portal to help you stay on top of medical tests, appointments and records.

At our Mesa and Surprise locations, you’ll find even more comprehensive care options including a full slate of primary care options:  family & internal medicine, pediatrics and ob/gyn along with dental and on-site pharmacies.

Extended hours make fitting an appointment into your busy life easier too.  Many of our centers offer early morning, early evening and Saturday morning appointments.

And all of our health centers offer existing patients same-day appointments for acute urgent care.  

Just follow the links to the right for the health center closest to you to learn more about what is offered at each of our health centers.

Making Healthcare Affordable

Adelante accepts most insurance plans–including AHCCCS and Medicare.

Since many in our communities have a difficult time accessing and affording health care, we offer programs to help those families.  Each of our health centers provide trained staff who can help sort through the options, whether it’s applying for AHCCCS or the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace or reviewing our self-pay program or income-based sliding fee discount program.

A Commitment to the Community

Adelante Healthcare is proud to be a Federally Qualified Community Health Center or FQHC.

That means we are part of a decades-long health movement that embraces a philosophy of improving the health of our communities by:

  • Focusing on wellness and preventative care
  • Welcoming diversity and respecting cultural differences
  • Making health care accessible and affordable for all
  • Leveraging technology like electronic medical records to streamline and improve the medical experience
  • Cultivating the patient-centered medical home model which provides coordinated care by a team of professionals that puts you at the center of your own health care

A Vision for the Future of Healthcare

Adelante Healthcare is consciously creating a new model of family practice and primary care medicine.

You’ll find our health centers are thoughtfully designed to be bright, light-filled and interactive.  It’s an environment that studies have shown improve patient mood and long-term health as well as making it a better place for our staff to work.

You will also find our attention to customer service and to working with you as a partner in your health refreshing.

Call us today and set up an appointment for yourself or a family member.

We think it will be the beginning of a long, health-filled relationship.

Just call 1-877-809-5092 to learn more.

 

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