Cascade AIDS Project (CAP) is proud to announce that Multnomah County has awarded $200,000 in operational support to support Prism Health, CAP’s LGBTQ+ focused primary care health center.
Now accepting patients, Prism Health is located at 2236 SE Belmont Street in Portland, Oregon. Prism Health offers a safe, affirming, and non-judgmental space where all members of the LGBTQ+ community can obtain the compassionate and culturally effective health care they need and deserve. In addition to comprehensive primary care, it is anticipated that the clinic will offer specialized services for the transgender community, HIV and sexually transmitted disease testing, mental health care, and integrated pharmacy services.
The clinic will serve the full spectrum of Portland’s LGBTQ+ community, from patients with private and employee sponsored health insurance to Medicaid and Medicare clients. CAP will likewise prioritize inclusivity and outreach to communities of color and the transgender population to ensure that all members of the LGBTQ+ community have access to affirming and effective health care.
“Through Prism Health, CAP can build on its 30-year history of providing culturally sensitive services and expand our mission to include the health and wellness of the greater LGBTQ+ community,” said CAP Executive Director Tyler TerMeer. “We appreciate the generous support from Multnomah County as we open Prism Health’s doors in 2017”. Over the years, we have worked closely with the County on various initiatives and are thrilled to tackle this new initiative aimed at bringing health equity to LGBTQ+ individuals”.
"Multnomah County has worked alongside CAP for three decades to serve the LGBTQ community,'' said Chair Deborah Kafoury. "We've fought stigma together, we've fought for equity together, and we are proud to support this effort to further reduce barriers and increase access to health care.''
Cascade AIDS Project is the oldest and largest AIDS Service Organization in Oregon and Southwest Washington. CAP’s mission is to support and empower all people with or affected by HIV, reduce stigma, and provide the LGBTQ+ community with compassionate healthcare. More information can be found at www.cascadeaids.org.