Gay Men's Health Collective | "We have focused our training in the area of sexually transmitted infection (STI) education, screening, diagnosis, and treatment. In order to sustain a safe space, we provide services to men and trans folks."
The Gay Men's Health Collective is now accepting applications for medics!
All gay or bisexual men or non-binary folks are encouraged to apply, no previous healthcare experiences required. Becoming a GMHC volunteer medic is a fantastic way to get more involved in the clinic and give back to the community. It is also a great learning opportunity to deepen your knowledge on STIs and sexual health.
The GMHC accepts administrative volunteers to help on an as-needed basis! If you identify as a queer, trans, gay, or bisexual man, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a list of available Sunday afternoons to sign up for a shift. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.
We train people to help in administrative support, lab work, and being a medic (seeing clients for STD appointments). We can train you to do lab or administrative work at any time. We also are always eager to talk to gay and bi male physicians who might want to help out at our Sunday clinics.
About the GMHC
The Gay Men's Health Collective, founded in 1976 as a response to blatant homophobia in the health care establishment, is a group of volunteer lay and professional health care workers committed to providing free, quality, non-judgmental, STI-related health care to men. Today, our services have broadened, and we proudly offer services to anyone who identifies as male and/or trans, no matter their orientation.
A routine health appointment with the GMHC includes the following:
Blood test for syphilis
Physical exam for bumps or lesions you may not have noticed
Checking your urine for signs of infection
Education about safer sex and STIs, including HIV
In addition, we can provide:
Tests for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia in the throat and rectum
Tests for Herpes if sores are present
Diagnosis and treatment for genital or anal warts if they are present
We provide treatment for men with known contact with gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis or Trichomonas vaginalis. Please note, we must repeat tests for STDs that have been diagnosed elsewhere.
All services are free and confidential.
You don't have to be a Gay or Bisexual Man to Receive Services!
We are an encouraging and welcoming group and we're excited to provide services to anyone who identifies as male and/or trans, regardless of orientation.
If you are interested in getting more info about volunteering, please attend an All-Clinic Orientation (ACO)! that takes place the third Monday of every month at 7:30PM. We will be there to answer any questions you have about the funding section and talk about your interests. Please note, it is requirement for all prospective volunteers (except GMHC administrative volunteers) to attend an ACO.