The Duke Family Medicine Center is working to expand its clinical practice to include an LGBTQ+ patient-centered medical home (PCMH), in coordination and cooperation with key Duke University stakeholders and the local LGBTQ+ community, to increase the quality of care experienced by Durham and Duke’s LGBTQ+ identified patients.

Several unique aspects of our LGBTQ+ PCMH distinguish us from other programs. Below are some of the ways we are approaching addressing the needs of our LGBTQ+ community:

  • By using authentic community engagement to bring together key stakeholders and build lasting relationships with the local LGBTQ+ community.
  • By training clinic providers to provide high quality, knowledgeable LGBTQ+ specific patient care.
  • By ensuring that all clinic staff are culturally proficient in meeting the needs of LGBTQ+ patients and ensuring that all patients are treated with dignity and respect.
  • By changing the cultural climate in the clinic to include visual representation of the LGBTQ+ community.

Read more about the initiative

Specific services offered

Specific services offered at the Duke Family Medicine Center include:

  • Reproductive health and gynecological procedures
  • Low-risk obstetrical care
  • Well-child visits
  • Annual physical exams for adults and seniors
  • Specialized care for older adults
  • Visits to home-bound patients
  • Immunizations
  • Social work services
  • Behavioral health care
  • Anti-coagulation clinic
  • Pharmacotherapy clinic
  • Smoking cessation clinic
  • Endocrinology
  • Hormone affirming therapy
  • Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) therapy
  • Vasectomies