Bridge City Family Medical Clinic


Primary Care, Mental Health & Wellness serving Portland, OR


LGBTQ Care Services offered in Portland, OR

Inclusive, affirming, and culturally responsive care is essential to ensure LGBTQ individuals receive equitable access to health care. As a trusted member of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, Bridge City Family Medical Clinic’s founder Teri Bunker, DNP, FNP, and her naturopathic care team have cultivated an inclusive and culturally appropriate environment for LGBTQ patients at their practice in Portland, Oregon. Call the clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about LGBTQ care.


What is LGBTQ care?

LGBTQ care focuses on inclusive health care for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning. This specialized area of medicine aims to address the unique health concerns and disparities facing those in the LGBTQ community.

All providers at Bridge City Family Medical Clinic follow peer-reviewed and evidence-based practices outlined by the University of San Francisco’s Center of Excellence for Transgender Health.

How can doctors make LGBTQ care inclusive?

Each Bridge City Family Medical Clinic provider routinely completes up-to-date training and education to foster a welcoming, supportive, informative environment for LQBTQ patients. The clinic creates an inclusive environment by taking several steps, including:

  • Staff training
  • Affirming language
  • Following current LGBTQ care guidelines
  • Continuous advocacy
  • Confidentiality and privacy
  • Comprehensive health care services
  • Inclusive signage, intake forms and documentation
  • Mental health support
  • Self-education and research

The clinic’s dedication to continuous improvement ensures that each patient feels safe, understood, and respected throughout their health care journey.

What services does LGBTQ care include?

LGBTQ care includes a wide range of services depending on your age, medical history, and individual needs. After a comprehensive consultation, your Bridge City Family Medical Clinic provider may recommend any of the following services:

  • Sexual health screenings
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing and treatment
  • Fertility and reproductive health care
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention and treatment
  • Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication
  • Mental health care
  • General primary care (physical exams, vaccinations, etc.)
  • Specialist referrals and care coordination

The team works closely with you to provide personalized care that addresses your current needs and future health goals.

What can I expect from my first LGBTQ care visit?

You can expect a safe, respectful, inclusive environment when you visit Bridge City Family Medical Clinic. As a new patient, the team may issue questionnaires and other documentation to help your provider better understand your needs and maximize your one-on-one time during your appointment.

After a thorough medical history review, your provider performs a physical exam. They may ask about any new or worsening symptoms you experience to develop an individualized care plan. This initial visit is the perfect opportunity to ask questions, share your concerns, and foster a collaborative relationship with your healthcare provider. 

LGBTQ patients can count on Bridge City Family Medical Clinic to deliver informative, supportive care. Call the clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.