City Paper is not for tourists
Don’t know how to navigate health insurance with your partner? Thinking of coming out, and looking for a support group? Boo got a boo-boo? For over 40 years, Whitman-Walker Health has provided high-quality, holistic health care to D.C.’s LGBTQ population, initially as a key player in diagnosing, treating, and preventing HIV/AIDS. But it’s never grown complacent with success. “With HIV/AIDS no longer a death sentence, Whitman-Walker Health has evolved to serve the broader needs of the entire LGBT community and beyond,” says Director of Communications Shawn Jain. The center now offers primary medical care and a broad range of other services including counseling, hormone therapy, dental care, and legal clincs. Whitman-Walker Health also recently merged with the Mautner Project to provide comprehensive health care to lesbians, as well as queer and bisexual women. To complement this expansion, Whitman-Walker will lease space for a medical center in a newly constructed building at 1525 14th St. NW, just south of its current headquarters at 1701 14th St. NW. Whitman-Walker also operates a satellite branch in Anacostia, the Max Robinson Center, making it a cross-city resource that meets its patients where they’re at.