Happy Pride! LGBTQ+ Healthcare Services in Lakewood, CO

As of June 1, when the nation celebrated the beginning of Pride Month, more than a third of states have legally banned best-practice medicine for transgender youth. LGBTQ+ people across the country face alarming rates of substance abuse, diabetes, smoking, eating disorders, anxiety, and depression due to barriers to care and other social stressors.

We here at Achieve Health are committed to LGTQ+ wellness and wellbeing. Achieve Health is a provider owned healthcare clinic providing Immediate care, Family Medicine, LGBTQ+ Health, Women’s Health, Hormone Therapy, Psych Support Services and IV Therapy all under one roof. We believe the approach to Achieve Health is a collaborative provider – patient experience focusing on the highest quality of care in a judgement free environment. 

We all know the challenges that people are facing right now. That’s why this Pride Month, in addition to expressing joy, support, and solidarity, Achieve Health is here to help you take some time for your health and wellness. 
Making healthy decisions is not always easy. Economic, social, and other lifestyle factors can always conspire against us. But at the end of the day, our health is the product of the choices we make as well as the environment in which we live. We all can and should take action to improve our health and well-being.

If you don’t have a primary care provider you feel comfortable speaking openly, please take the time to find one. For many of us, this is the person in our lives who reminds us to receive our preventive care, cancer screenings, our annual flu shot and more. It’s very important to have a positive primary care relationship and to receive an annual physical. If you’re not sure where to start or don’t have a primary provider, contact Achieve Health, for we are committed to the LGBTQ+ community and your health and wellbeing. 

If you’re HIV-negative, please stay current with HIV tests and consider talking to your provider about pre-exposure prophylaxis, called PrEP. If you’re HIV-positive, please stay active with your antiretroviral (ART) medication. Always remember that if your antibody level is undetectable, your HIV is untransmittable. In many cases, ART is life-sustaining medication. At Achieve Health, we can help you stay on track with your care plan and appropriate medication. 

This Pride Month, let’s ensure that LGBTQ+ people can access the care they need. It’s Achieve Health’s crucial part of our ongoing effort to support healthy people, healthy communities, and a healthy nation for all.
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