Primary Care

HEAT provides comprehensive medical, case management, HIV/STI counseling and testing, PrEP/PEP, mental health counseling, treatment adherence, supportive services and access to research for high-risk and HIV infected youth.  HEAT’s services are provided in a culturally competent, youth-friendly environment. We tailor services to the needs of each individual, with awareness around issues of cultural stigma, gender identity, sexual orientation, parenting, and HIV status.  Staff on call 24 hours 7 days a week.

Did you know that The HEAT Clinic at SUNY Downstate now has a new program specifically geared to TGNC Youth and young adults ages 13-29?
It's called THE BLOSSOM PROJECT!

THE BLOSSOM PROJECT provides tailored programing for the transgender / Gender Non-conforming community:

  • Primary Care
  • Chest/Breast Health
  • Hormone Care
  • Pelvic Wellness Exams; PAP Tests
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Screenings & Treatment
  • HIV/AIDS Testing, Treatment & Prevention, including PrEP and PEP
  • Harm Reduction Counseling
  • Care Coordination Provided by Transgender staff
  • Mental Health
  • Health and Wellness Workshops
  • Surgery Referrals
  • Assistance with Legal Name Change /Gender Marker and more

For Further Information Please Contact our Health Service Coordinator at Anya.Neal@downstate.edu or call (718) 613-8484.

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Case Management & Supportive Services

Need help with finding a job, housing, health insurance, going back to school or getting your GED?  We’re here to help.  Case Management is when you have a one on one relationship with a person who helps get you moving in the right direction.  For example, you want to get your GED but don’t know where to start.  They will give you the tools in order to take the steps in the right direction.  Your case manager may refer you to a program that helps you obtain your GED, or they may make a call to a contact in order to register you to take the test.  However it’s your duty to make sure you go to your appointments on time, study for the test and get a good grade.

Women's Health

  • Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare
  • On & Off Site HIV Counseling & Testing
  • STI Screening & Treatment
  • Pregnancy Testing & Options Counselings
  • Family Planning Counseling & Birth Control
  • Pre-natal care
  • PrEP/PEP
  • Emergency Contraception
  • HIV Primary Care & Treatment for HIV+ Young Women
  • Treatment Adherence Education & Support for HIV+ Young Women
  • Access to Clinical Research Trials

Transgender Youth Health

  • Hormone Therapy
  • Primary Medical Care for HIV+ Youth
  • Breast/Chest Exams
  • STI Screening & Treatment
  • Anal Pap Smears
  • Gender Affirming Pelvic Exams & Pap Tests
  • On & Off Site HIV Counseling & Testing
  • PrEP/PEP
  • Referral Letters for Gender Affirmation Services
  • Support and Guidance for Name Change

LGBT Health

  • Sexual & Reproductive Health Care
  • On & Off Site HIV Counseling & Testing
  • Primary Medical Care for HIV+ Youth
  • STI Screening & Treatment
  • Anal Pap Smears
  • PrEP/PEP
  • Prevention for HIV- Partners
  • Treatment Adherence Education & Support
  • Access to Clinical Research Trials

Mental Health

  • Counseling
  • Referrals for substance use and long term mental health services (as needed)
  • Psychiatric assessment
  • Psychotropic medication management