Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Clinic

The University of Iowa Human Rights Policy states that in no aspect of its programs shall there be differences in the treatment of persons because of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification that deprives the person of consideration as an individual.

Health Care Equality logoUI Health Care's LGBTQ Clinic serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning community. 

Every member of our clinic staff has had LGBTQ-specific cultural humility training. This training, through the Safe Zone Project, is to make sure our clinic setting is welcoming and assuring for all our patients. 

Patients with disabilities and non-English speakers are welcome. Our clinic provides full-service health care to meet the LGBTQ health care needs.

 
Dr. Nicole Nisly, along with Dr. Katie Imborek, runs our LGBTQ clinic at our Iowa River Landing location.

Our LGBTQ Medical Services Include:

  • Chronic disease management, including:
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
  • Contraceptive management
  • Gynecological services, including:
    • Breast exams
    • Pelvic exams
    • Menopause care
    • Obstetric care
  • HIV testing and prevention
  • Hormone therapy
  • Immunizations
  • Post-surgical care for those who have undergone gender affirming surgery
  • Routine physical exams and wellness
  • Same-day urgent care visits
  • Sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment

Dr. Katie Larson Ode (pediatric endocrinology) specializes in caring for transgender and gender non-conforming children and adolescents through the age of 24. She has appointments the first Tuesday of each month.  

Insurance/Billing Information

We submit insurance claims to Medicare, Medicaid, and most common commercial insurance providers. One of our staff members facilitates the care of uninsured patients or those with insurance and/or financial concerns.

If you are a University of Iowa employee with UIChoice, you can learn more about coverage for gender-related health-care services online.

Want to help us improve care for LGBTQ patients?

Contributions to the LGBTQ Clinic Support Fund are used whenever or wherever the need is greatest, all with the aim of improving the access and quality of care for our patients and their families.

For example, funds can be used to support:

  • Counseling services
  • Access to personal items for patients, such as make-up, binders and voice training
  • Continuing education for faculty

Care Team

Nurse, Internal Medicine

  • Lexi Dodds, RN
  • Shari Dunlap, RN
  • Brigette Hintermeister, RN