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Impulse Medical Index
Los Angeles

Finding the right GLBTQ or GLBTQ-friendly HealthCare Provider for YOU

1. One of the best ways to find a provider is to ask your friends or to use a community resource, such as Impulse Group, to help recommend or refer you.

2. Ask your doctor about his or her view of GLBTQ people and their relationships.

3. Ask your doctor if he or she has experience treating people like you. For example, if you are a gay male living with HIV, a lesbian, someone seeking PreP, gender questioning, etc., ask whether the doctor has experience with similar patients.

4. If you are sexually active (or plan to be), ask your doctor what standard sexually transmitted infection (STI) tests he or she recommends for your demographic. Impulse Group recommends providers discuss the tests below with their patients. Should your physician neglect to suggest any of these that are relevant to you (based on your sexual practices), it may be an indication that the physician does not have experience dealing with the sexual health needs of the GLBTQ population.
DPupdatedUrethral (penis/vagina), Pharyngeal (throat), Rectal (bottom) Gonorrhea
Urethral (penis/vagina), Pharyngeal (throat), Rectal (bottom) Chlamydia

Syphilis
HIV
Hep C (if applicable)
Liver*
Bone Density Screening*

5. After your first visit, ask yourself: ?Did I feel comfortable being open with this provider? Did this provider take the time to address my questions and concerns?? Remember, the best outcomes come when you have a relationship with your doctor in which you feel safe sharing even sometimes embarrassing details. This ensures your provider can help develop the best treatment and prevention strategies for you.

*Recommended for those on PreP or HIV+ patients on specific certain antiretroviral therapies.

Recommended tPrimary Care Physicians

Clinics with Experience Providing PrEP and/or PEP in LA County

  • Clinic/Practice
  • Provider(s)
  • Address
  • Contact Info
  • PrEP/PEP
  • Insurance Accepted*
  • Dale Prokupek MD
  • Internal Medicine,
    Gastroenterology
  • (310) 360-6807
  • 8641 Wilshire Blvd.
    Ste 100 Beverly Hills CA
    90211
  • Gay Male
  • Unknown
  • Clinic/Practice
  • Provider(s)
  • Address
  • Contact Info
  • PrEP/PEP
  • Insurance Accepted*
  • APLA Health and Wellness
  • Christian Takayama, MD Gifty-Maria Ntim, MD Melinda Serrano, NP
  • 3743 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90016
  • Ken Almanza PrEP Navigator 323-329-9016
  • PrEP
  • Medi-Cal and Medicare Covered California: Anthem Blue Cross; Blue Shield; Health Net; LA Care HMOs: Blue Shield; CIGNA
  • Clinic/Practice
  • Provider(s)
  • Address
  • Contact Info
  • PrEP/PEP
  • Insurance Accepted*
  • Bickerstaff Pediatric Family Center
  • Tempe Chen, MD
  • 2801 Atlantic Ave. Long Beach, CA 90806
  • 8641 Wilshire Blvd. Ste 100 Beverly Hills CA 90211
  • PrEP
  • Many different types of insurance accepted. Please call to inquire.
  • Clinic/Practice
  • Provider(s)
  • Address
  • Contact Info
  • PrEP/PEP
  • Insurance Accepted*
  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  • Marvin Belzer, MD Claudia Borzutzky, MD Diane Tanaka, MD
  • 5000 Sunset Blvd. 4th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90027
  • Charlie Romero 323-361-7231
  • PEP, PrEP
  • Many different types of insurance accepted. Please call to inquire.
  • Clinic/Practice
  • Provider(s)
  • Address
  • Contact Info
  • PrEP/PEP
  • Insurance Accepted*
  • City of Long Beach Dept. of Health and Human Services
  • Deborah Collins, PA
  • 2525 Grand Avenue, Long Beach, CA, 90815
  • Deborah Collins 562-570-4379
  • PrEP
  • Managed Care Medi-Cal Medicare
  • Clinic/Practice
  • Provider(s)
  • Address
  • Contact Info
  • PrEP/PEP
  • Insurance Accepted*
  • Kaiser Permanente Southern California
  • Kaiser patients interested in PrEP should contact their Kaiser primary care provider.
  • See website for locations throughout Southern California
  • Contact your Primary Care Provider
  • PEP, PrEP
  • Kaiser
  • Clinic/Practice
  • Provider(s)
  • Address
  • Contact Info
  • PrEP/PEP
  • Insurance Accepted*
  • LGBT Clinic at Santa Paula West Medical Group
  • Jake Donaldson, MD
  • 254 W. Harvard Blvd. Ste. B, Santa Paula, CA 93060
  • Adeline Lopez 805-229-0210
  • PEP, PrEP
  • Medi-Cal Gold Coast
  • Clinic/Practice
  • Provider(s)
  • Address
  • Contact Info
  • PrEP/PEP
  • Insurance Accepted*
  • Los Angeles LGBT Center – Jeffery Goodman Clinic
  • Ashely Mclhenny, NP Angie Mcdonald, NP Laurn Enteen, NP Will Hernandez, NP Erin Unger, PA Ward Carpenter, MD
  • 1625 Schrader Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
  • PEP Service 213-359-3813 PrEP Service: Juan Velasco 323-993-7436 and Robin Ruggiero 323-993-8929
  • PEP, PrEP
  • Medicare Managed Care Medi-Cal: LA Care; Care1st; Anthem; Health Net; Molina Covered California: LA CARE HMO; Health Net HMO & PPO; Anthem EPO; BlueShield PPO; Molina HMO HMOs – in network: Anthem; Blue Cross; Blue Shield; Cigna; United Healthcare Most PPOs

Recommended Primary Care Physicians

  • Provider
  • Address
  • Contact Info
  • Specialties
  • Notes
  • Insurance
  • Dale Prokupek MD
  • 8641 Wilshire Blvd. Ste 100 Beverly Hills CA 90211
  • (310) 360-6807
  • Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
  • Gay Male
  • PPO
  • Provider
  • Address
  • Contact Info
  • Specialties
  • Notes
  • Insurance
  • 1625 Schrader Blvd Los Angeles CA 90028
  • (323) 993-7500
  • Family Medicine
  • Male
  • Unknown
  • Provider
  • Address
  • Contact Info
  • Specialties
  • Notes
  • Insurance
  • Peter Ruane MD
  • 5901 W Olympic Blvd Ste 401 Los Angeles CA 90036
  • 323-954-1072
  • Infectious Disease, HIV, Hepatitis, PrEP, PEP
  • Male
  • Unknown
  • Provider
  • Address
  • Contact Info
  • Specialties
  • Notes
  • Insurance
  • Tomiko Stein MD
  • 4867 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles CA 90027
  • 1-800-464-4000
  • Infectious Disease, HIV, PrEP, PEP
  • Female
  • Kaiser Requires Referral from Primary Care Physician.
  • Provider
  • Address
  • Contact Info
  • Specialties
  • Notes
  • Insurance
  • Robert Matyas MD
  • 4950 Sunset Medical Offices Los Angeles CA 90027
  • 1-800-464-4000
  • Family Medicine, PrEP, PEP
  • Gay Male
  • Kaiser

Free Resources

  • Clinic/Practice
  • Address
  • Contact Info
  • Ghonorreah Chylmidia
  • Syphilis
  • HIV
  • Hep A & B
  • Meningitis
  • HPV
  • Los Angeles LGBT Center – Jeffery Goodman Clinic
  • 1625 Schrader Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
  • (310) 360-6807
  • x
  • x
  • x
  • x
  • x
  • Clinic/Practice
  • Address
  • Contact Info
  • Ghonorreah Chylmidia
  • Syphilis
  • HIV
  • Hep A & B
  • Meningitis
  • HPV
  • Los Angeles LGBT Center-WeHo
  • 8745 Santa Monica Blvd. 2nd Floor West Hollywood, CA 90069
  • (323) 993-7500
  • x
  • x
  • x
  • x
  • x
  • Clinic/Practice
  • Address
  • Contact Info
  • Ghonorreah Chylmidia
  • Syphilis
  • HIV
  • Hep A & B
  • Meningitis
  • HPV
  • AHF Health Care Center
  • 99 N La Cienega Blvd Suite 106 Beverly Hills, CA 90211
  • 323-954-1072
  • x
  • x
  • x
  • x
  • x
  • Clinic/Practice
  • Address
  • Contact Info
  • Ghonorreah Chylmidia
  • Syphilis
  • HIV
  • Hep A & B
  • Meningitis
  • HPV
  • AHF Health Care Center
  • 4835 Van Nuys Blvd Ste 200 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
  • 1-800-464-4000
  • x
  • x
  • x
  • x
  • x
  • Clinic/Practice
  • Address
  • Contact Info
  • Ghonorreah Chylmidia
  • Syphilis
  • HIV
  • Hep A & B
  • Meningitis
  • HPV
  • AHF Health Care Center
  • 1300 N. Vermont Ave. Suite 407 Los Angeles, CA 90027
  • 1-800-464-4000
  • x
  • x
  • x
  • x
  • x
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