Manchester’s LGBTQIA+ community to get affirming health care at ProHealth
The ProHealth Clinic in Manchester was accepted as a medical provider from the National LGBT Health Education Center at The Fenway Institute, Boston, for a 6-month training to better serve the LGBTQIA+ community. The Fenway Institute designed a curriculum to enhance current healthcare practices and increase staff knowledge to provide the best care possible to the LGBTQIA+ population. Members of the LGBTQ+ community, as well as deaf and hard of hearing, refugee and immigrant families, and other vulnerable populations who face cultural/linguistic or economic barriers to health care, are known to be medically underserved in Manchester. Two years ago, The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester partnered with Amoskeag Health to create the ‘ProHealth Clinic’ which combines family medicine with mental health (called ‘reverse integrated care’). The clinic employs a Community Health Worker who specializes in serving health care disparities in the LGBTQIA+ community.
The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester provides equal and equitable access to healthcare services that are sensitive to the needs of LGBTQ+ individuals. For an appointment, call 603-668-4111. https://www.mhcgm.org/how-we-can-help/adult-services/