Oklahoma City Indian Clinic provides LGBTQ+ health resources to American Indians.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City Indian Clinic (OKCIC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit clinic providing health and wellness services to American Indians in central Oklahoma, wants American Indians in the LGBTQ+ community to prioritize their health and wellness.
According to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, people in the LGBTQ+ community are more likely to experience health disparities related to discrimination, which may lead to substance abuse, mental health conditions or suicide.
Patients who need mental health assistance can reach OKCIC’s Behavioral Health department at (405) 948-4900 ext. 610. If you or someone you know is at risk of harming themself, please call 911 or reach out to any of these LGBTQ+ inclusive hotlines: https://pflag.org/hotlines
In addition to behavioral health services, OKCIC provides primary care, women’s and men’s health, dental, vision exams, PrEP, STD testing, hormone management for patients and much more.
“We are committed to providing excellent health care to all American Indians, including LGBTQ+ patients, families and employees,” Robyn Sunday-Allen said, OKCIC’s Chief Executive Officer.
In March, OKCIC received the designation of “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Top Performer” in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index. The clinic has taken several steps to create an inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ patients and employees, starting with a Diversity Council and Transgender Treatment Team to work side-by-side and address LGBTQ+ inequalities.
OKCIC also engages the local LGBTQ+ community by attending the Oklahoma City PRIDE Festival every year and participating in the Oklahoma HIV Prevention CO-OP to provide safer sex packs and outreach events providing free HIV testing and education. In addition to in-person outreach, OKCIC publishes resources for LGBTQ+ patients regularly on social media and in HORIZONS magazine.
Stop by OKCIC’s booth at Red Rock Expressions Community Center Saturday, June 4, 2022 for Pride on 39th.
About Oklahoma City Indian Clinic
Oklahoma City Indian Clinic was established in 1974 to provide excellent health care and wellness services to American Indians in central Oklahoma. The clinic staff cares for more than 21,000 patients from over 220 federally recognized tribes every year. American Indians can receive a range of services, including medical, dental, pediatrics, prenatal, pharmacy, optometry, physical fitness, nutrition, family programs and behavioral health services. For more information, please call (405) 948-4900 or visit www.okcic.com.