During the COVID-19 pandemic the LGBTQ Center for Health and Wellness will continue to meet the community’s mental and physical health needs. In order to do so we are now offering Telehealth opportunities for our medical providers, as well as our Behavioral Health Consultant. Visits which cannot be conducted through Telehealth can still be scheduled in person. Free HIV & STD testing will be by appointment only.
With the anxiety and social isolation which comes with social distancing, having someone to speak with is more important than ever. Our Behavioral Health Consultant can be attached to any regularly scheduled appointment, or you can schedule a session with the BHC alone.
We will get through this together. If you would like to schedule a Telehealth, or in-person appointment please call 732-502-5130.
In collaboration with VNACJ Community Health Center of Asbury Park the Prevention Resource Network has opened the shore area’s first LQBTQ+ Health Center. VNACJ LGBTQ+ Health Center provides an array of comprehensive care and wellness programs in a safe, culturally competent environment. To schedule an appointment call please call us at 732-502-5130
Primary Care Services: Our physician and nurse practitioners (NP) provide regular check-ups, STD testing, gynecological exams, chronic disease management and wellness counseling for health issues such as weight, smoking, and cancer prevention.
Rapid HIV Testing & Rapid Syphilis Testing: This free, confidential service is available on-site during all health center hours. Results are provided in 20 minutes. Clients who test positive will have access to HIV Care.
STD Screenings: A Registered Nurse (RN) provide free on-site Chlamydia and Gonorrhea screenings. Results will typically be available within 48 hours. Clients who test positive will have access to treatment the same or next business day.
PrEP Counseling: A free service that is offered to HIV negative individuals as an HIV prevention method. Counselors can also provide assistance with finding a prescribing physician and medication assistance programs, answer PrEP questions and provide one-on-one assessments and care plans.
HIV Care and Treatment Services: Our certified team of HIV specialists provides comprehensive primary care for HIV positive individuals. Services include diagnostic testing, case management, medication management, and adherence counseling, psychosocial support and life skills counseling, primary care for those living HIV and supportive service referrals.
Medical HIV Case Management Services: Provides guidance and assistance with medical care, medication adherence, social, community and financial and other services as needed.
Transgender Health Services: Our physician & nurse practitioners provide primary care, chest & breast health, hormone care, pelvic wellness exams, STI screens and treatment, harm reduction counseling, and care coordination.
Behavioral Health Services: Our specially trained behavioral health Licensed Clinical Social worker LCSWs help ensure patients’ cognitive and emotional well-being, including patients who are having difficulty dealing with the normal stress of life, experiencing depression, or unmanageable family or work challenges
Location & Hours of Operation
VNACJ Community Health Center of Asbury Park
1301 Main Street
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Tuesday: 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Thursday: 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Saturday: 1st Saturday of every month 12 pm – 4:00 pm
For additional information about any of our services or the Health Center please call us at 732-502-5130. If you would like to donate to our LGBTQ+ Health Center click here.