New LGBTQ clinic opens at Des Moines hospital

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DES MOINES — The Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines is opening at LGBTQ clinic, a local newspaper reported Tuesday.

The Des Moines Register reported that the clinic, at 1200 Pleasant Street, will offer a variety of services including physical and wellness care, cancer screenings, sexually transmitted disease and sexually transmitted infection testing, mental health assessment, pre-surgical and post-surgical care for people having gender affirming surgery and trans-affirming gynecological care.

“This is a significant addition to our health care platform,” Mike Namanny, regional vice president of operations at hospital owner UnityPoint Clinic, told the newspaper. “By offering these services, we are fulfilling UnityPoint Health’s mission of improving the health care opportunities of everyone in our community.”

The new clinic will open April 9 within Internal Medicine at the hospital and will be open the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7:30 p.m.



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