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Mississippi clinic focuses on LGBTQ community

October 27, 2019 GMT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi Medical Center has opened a primary care clinic focused on serving LGBTQ patients.

The university says it’s the first multidisciplinary LGBTQ health clinic in Mississippi.

Dr. Scott Rodgers, head of the school’s Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, said the clinic aims to provide a welcoming environment where LGBTQ patients can talk openly about their sexual orientation or gender identity.

The clinic has specialists in family and internal medicine, pediatrics and psychiatry. It offers wellness visits, hormone treatment and STD screening among other services.

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It is open the first Friday afternoon of the month, and patients need to make appointments.