October 2, 2013 at 4:00 pm EDT | by Staff reports
Health, medication clinic opens in Richmond
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Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center is the first in the region to offer an LGBT-specific behavioral health medication management clinic. (Photo by Firefox13 via Wikimedia Commons)

RICHMOND, Va. — The Medical Center at Virginia Commonwealth University recently opened the region’s first behavioral health medication management clinic for LGBT patients, Richmond Magazine reported.

Operated by the VCU Department of Psychiatry, it’s located at the VCU Nelson Clinic (401 N. 11th St.) and will be open the first and third Tuesday of each month. A referral by a licensed therapist or counselor is required, the magazine reported. It opened in late August.

The clinic is the result of a collaboration between several VCU departments and the Fan Free Clinic, a regional agency that provides services for about 250 transgender clinets, the Magazine reported.

The clinic also strives to raise awareness of the mental health needs of the LGBT community and provides training opportunities for future health care professionals.

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