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Lyon-martin provides personalized healthcare and support services to women and transgender people who lack access to quality care because of their sexual or gender identity, regardless of their ability to pay. Lyon-Martin Health Services is the only free-standing community clinic in California with a specific emphasis on lesbian/bisexual women and transgender health care.
Named after Del and Phyllis, Lyon-Martin Health Services was founded in 1979 by a group of medical providers and health activists as a clinic for lesbians who lacked access to nonjudgmental, affordable health care. Lyon-Martin soon became a model for culturally sensitive community-based health care, and continues to provide care to lesbians, bisexual women, women of color, low-income women, older women, women with disabilities and transgender individuals.
Since 1993, Lyon-Martin also has provided case management and primary healthcare in programs specifically designed for very low-income and uninsured women with HIV.
In 2007, the organization added sliding-scale mental health services for our patients.
Today, Lyon-Martin provides primary and preventive healthcare services to around 2500 patients. Currently, 29% of our patients are people of color; 18% are transgender and 42% self-identify as lesbian or bisexual; 84% live below 200% of the federal poverty level and 17% are homeless. Fifty-eight percent of our patents' appointments address mental health needs.
We all deserve health care that is tailored to our needs.
Our primary care services include:
- Primary care
- HIV-primary care
- Transgender health care
- Gynecologic care
- Breast health services
- Mental health services
- Case Management
- Healthy living information and referrals
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