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Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

356 West 18th Street
New York, New York 10011
Phone: (212) 721-7200


Callen-Lorde Community Health Center is New York City’s only primary health care center dedicated to meeting the health needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities and people living with HIV/AIDS – regardless of any patient’s ability to pay. We are welcoming to all, regardless of sexual orientation or insurance coverage.

Links to Programs and Services

Quick Link to Services

Health Care Coordination – Supportive HIV Care,Intensive HIV Care, Transgender Care, Women’s Care
Health Outreach to Teens
HIV Primary Care/Services
Mental Health/Social Services
Oral Health Clinic/Dentistry
Sexual Health Clinic
HIV Testing/Treatment/Counseling
Support Groups
Rapid and Routine HIV Testing
Health Education/Training/Outreach
AIDS Prevention/PEP
AIDS Health Info Links
Transgender Health Services
Lesbian Health Services

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center provides sensitive, quality health care and related services primarily to New York’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities — in all their diversity — regardless of ability to pay. To further this mission, Callen-Lorde promotes health education and wellness and advocates for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender health issues.

Our History

Callen-Lorde’s grassroots heritage dates back over 40 years to the St. Mark’s Community Clinic and the Gay Men’s Health Project, two volunteer-based clinics that provided screening and treatment for sexually-transmitted diseases. These clinics merged in 1983 to form Community Health Project, a mostly volunteer-staffed, episodic care program housing the nation’s first community-based HIV clinic.

In 1998, Community Health Project moved to a new location and changed its name to Callen-Lorde Community Health Center. Located in Manhattan’s Chelsea district and sprawling over 27,000-square feet, Callen-Lorde is a modern, state-of-the-art health center—and remains the New York metropolitan area’s only facility targeting the healthcare needs of the LGBT communities and people living with HIV/AIDS.