Women's Health

Primary Care at Howard Brown

Howard Brown Health provides holistic services for all of your healthcare needs, including full gynecological care to routine health screenings and treatment for acute and chronic illnesses. At Howard Brown Health, women can also access a wide range of social and mental health services in a safe and supportive environment, including services for survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence. Call 773.388.1600 to make an appointment. Our clinical staff  have expertise in:

  • Breast/chest and cervical cancer screenings
  • Chronic disease management
  • Birth control and all-options pregnancy testing/counseling
  • Gynecology
  • Alternative Insemination
  • Transgender healthcare
  • STI and HIV prevention and treatment
  • Immunizations including HPV, hepatitis and most travel vaccines

Alternative Insemination

Howard Brown Health offers an Alternative Insemination (AI) program for people interested in becoming pregnant via intrauterine insemination. This program is affirming of the lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer communities as well as people living with HIV. Our program provides holistic, affirming care to individuals, couples, and families as they prepare for pregnancy and begin the conception process. We strongly believe in a comprehensive approach to health and wellness, and our AI program reflects this by offering medical care, behavioral health, research, referrals, and social support services to program participants. For more information about Howard Brown’s Alternative Insemination program, click here, or contact Women’s Health Services at WHS@howardbrown.org  or 773.572.8359

SexuWellness Drop-in Night

SexuWellness is an opportunity on the 4th Friday of every month from 5 – 8 pm for women and TGNC individuals to join us at our Roger’s Park location at 6500 N Clark for a wide variety of sexual and reproductive health related services. We provide pelvic exams, chest/breast exams, mammogram referrals, pap tests including HPV screening and pelvic exams, STI testing, birth control prescription as well as IUD placements, and more. Each evening will be paired with sex positive and body positive programming. For more information, email Carlyn LaGrone CarlynL@howardbrown.org or call 773-572-8359

The Herstory of Women’s Health Services at Howard Brown Health

Women’s Health Services at Howard Brown Health is a descendant of The Lesbian Community Cancer Project (LCCP). LCCP was founded in 1990 to address the myriad of health disparities faced by lesbian women. In 2007 LCCP merged with Howard Brown Health and was renamed the Lesbian Community Care Project, to reflect the services provided beyond cancer prevention, treatment and advocacy. Today Women’s Health Services promotes the health and wellness of the lesbian, bisexual, queer, and transgender community through healthcare services, public education, research, and programming.