Health & Wellness
These are some resources to help find LGBTQ-affirming healthcare providers
Being the parent of a special needs child comes with all sorts of challenges beyond the usual difficulties of parenting. And being an LGBTQ+ parent of a special needs child can create even more challenges. The online Cerebral Palsy Guide publishes a resource page for the LGBTQ+ parents of special needs children.
Click the link above to go to the BCLA Crisis Resources page for accessing information and resources related to Monkeypox.
STI & HIV Testing and Treatment
HUG (Healthcare Unity Group)
BCLA is excited to be partnering with HUG (Healthcare Unity Group) - a nonprofit service providing low-cost testing for STIs and HIV, as well as access to PrEP. HUG provides in-person and online service that operates through a fully secure and confidential / HIPAA compliant arrangement. HUG also provides in-person nutrition counseling and chiropractic care in their Jersey City office - see their flyer for details or follow HUG on social media. You can also see their weekly virtual events here.
BCLA is providing walk-in and phone-based access to scheduling and receiving HUG services, which are provided online or with at-home kits. Walk-in scheduling is available Mondays from 10am to 2pm at our BCLA office at Central Unitarian Church, 156 Forest Avenue, Paramus NJ. Or contact us by our office phone line at 201-375-3549.
Hyacinth AIDS Foundation
•stop the spread of HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and Hepatitis C through education and prevention strategies
•provide wellness and behavioral health services
•meet the unique needs of the diverse HIV community (gay, bisexual, transgender, women, addicts) through safe and supportive programs
•address stigma, housing challenges, and barriers to care and treatment; and
•educate lawmakers and lobby for corrective/progressive legislation on HIV-related issues
317 George St, New Brunswick, NJ
Helps people along journeys of personal growth, emotional healing, and spiritual connection.
Provides online resources and collective wisdom on a range of topics through the unique lens of being part of the LGBTQ+ community.
Identifying As LGBTQIA+ — Resources & Tools | FindCenter
Asbury's LGBTQ Health Center, VNA of Central Jersey
Primary Care, HIV/AIDS case management, STD Screenings/HIV Testing, Mental Health, Prep
1301 Main Street, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Prevention Resource Network
Harm Reduction, Prep and Pep, Rapid HIV testing
816 Sunset Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Sexual health advocacy and also serves as a point of contact between the client and community resources such as housing, HIV and STD testing.
805 4th Ave, Asbury park, NJ 07712
Provides links to information, resources, and locations for medical and health testing of all kinds, including STD at-home kits and labs.
General STD testing information can be found here: STD Testing - Testing.com
You can also find labs doing STD testing in the following areas:
Family Health & Sexuality
Haddonfield Primary and Specialty Care
An LGBTQ+ Affirming Healthcare Practice
Behavioral Health, Infectious Disease, Nutrition, Diabetes, Primary Care
80 Tanner St, Haddonfield, NJ
OWL (Our Whole Lives): Lifespan Sexuality Education
Honest, accurate information about sexuality, with interactive workshops and activities that engage participants.
Our Whole Lives: Lifespan Sexuality Education | UUA.org
Babs Siperstein PROUD Family Health Center/ RWJ LGBTQIA Health Program
Offers specialized primary care services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and asexual. Part of the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerset.
128 Rehill Ave Suite 1100, Somerville, NJ 08876
Healthy Transitions LLC
50 Church St, Ste L4, Montclair, NJ 07042
IPG Institute for Personal Growth
LGBTQ Mental Health
Trans and GNC youth mental health
235 9th Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302
It’s now easier than ever before for LGBTQ+ community members to donate blood, because the FDA no longer broadly excludes gay and bisexual people from donating. Read about the FDA changes or go directly to finding a center to donate blood.