Gay Men's Health Collective | "We have focused our training in the area of sexually transmitted infection (STI) education, screening, diagnosis, and treatment. We provide services to all men."
The GMHC is focused on providing culturally sensitive care and a healthcare community for men who have sex with men (MSM).
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.
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 any men, regardless of orientation.
The 2017 Gay Men's Health Collective Medic Application is now closed.
Becoming a GMHC 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.
Although the application is now closed, you may refer to this syllabus to get a sense of what the training schedule and commitment looks like. We except to open applications again in Spring 2018.
Self-identifying Gay or Bisexual Men Interested in Volunteering
The GMHC accepts administrative volunteers to help on an as-needed basis! If you identify as a 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.