Community Resources

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Seniors

Transgender

Veterans

Other resources can be found by doing an online search. Just enter keywords, including: LGBT, gay, San Diego.

Many other clinics, including the County of San Diego’s four STD clinics, offer STD testing, as well as confidential HIV testing. The clinics listed below are walk-in clinics and register as many people as each clinic can accomodate. Please register for your visit as early in the day as possible, as clinics close when capacity is met.

The County of San Diego has four STD clinics throughout the county where confidential HIV and STD testing are offered. Visit www.STDSanDiego.org for more information. There is a $40 charge for STD and HIV testing, which includes all appropriate testing, any neccessary treatments, vaccination and any follow-up visit within 30 days. This charge may be waived if you are unable to pay.

County Health Services Complex
3851 Rosecrans St.
San Diego, CA 92110
619.692.8550
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
: 7:30am – 4pm
Wednesdays: 11am – 7pm
Thursday
: 10am – 4pm

North Coastal Public Health Center
3609 Ocean Ranch Blvd.
Oceanside, CA 92056
760.967.4401
Wednesday
: 12:30 – 7:30pm

Central Region Public Health Center
5202 University Ave.
San Diego, CA 92105
619.229.5400
Tuesday
: 1 – 7:30pm
Friday
: 10 am – 4pm

South Region Public Health Center
690 Oxford St.
Chula Vista, CA 91911
619.409.3110
Thursday: 12 noon – 6pm

The Night Clinic (TNC)
Monday-Thursday, 5-9pm
HIV testing (Rapid and Early), STD screening & treatment, PrEP, PEP and Transgender Hormone Therapy
Hillcrest Family Health Center
4094 4th Avenue, Hillcrest 92103 
619.515.2545

*The Early Test is offered by UCSD AVRC – contact them at 619.543.8080 to book advance appointments.

Hours subject to change within each clinic.
The clinics listed above will close when capacity is met.
For information on HIV Mobile Testing Sites call 619.296.2120.

We make every effort to keep this list current, but recommend that you always call to confirm details such as insurance coverage and the details of the process before making an appointment. If you know of additional providers who should be added to this list, please contact us at outreach@thecentersd.org.

Hacemos todo lo posible por mantener esta lista actualizada, pero recomendamos que siempre llame para confirmar detalles tales como cobertura de seguro y los detalles del proceso antes de hacer una cita. Si conoce a proveedores adicionales que deben agregarse a esta lista, comuníquese con nosotros enoutreach@thecentersd.org.

* = Servicios disponibles en Español / Services available in Spanish.

Dr. William Buchner, Jr.

Perlman Clinic
3900 5th Ave., Ste. 110
San Diego, CA 92103
858.554.1212

Dr. Joseph Caperna *
2333 First Ave.
San Diego, CA  92103
619-795-1975
josephcapernamd@gmail.com

Dr. Nicholas Dembitsky *
Sharp Rees-Stealy Downtown
300 Fir St.
San Diego, CA  92101
858.499.2703

Dr. Mohammad Farkhondehpour, MD *
UC San Diego Health System Internal Medicine 
8939 Villa La Jolla Drive 
La Jolla, CA 92037 
858.657.8000

Dr. Steve Gardner 
2020 Genesee Ave 
San Diego, CA 92123
858.616.8091
NOTE: Sharp patients ONLY

Dr. Miguel Goicoechea *
Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines 
10666 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
858.554.8090

Dr. Shawn Harrity 
UC San Diego Health System Sorrento Valley
4910 Directors Place 
San Diego, CA 92121 Sorrento Valley
New Patient: 800.926.8273
Existing Patient: 619.471.9250

Dr. Robert Houghton *
Private Medical Group
1855 1st Avenue Ste 200B 
San Diego, CA 92101
619.233.4044

Dr. Maile Karris 
UC San Diego Health System – Hillcrest (Medical Offices South) 
4168 Front Street 3rd Floor Suite 2A 
San Diego, CA 92103 
ID 619.543.6146

Dr. Brian Kim
Scripps Coastal Medical Center Hillcrest
501 Washington St. Ste. 600
San Diego, CA  92103
619.278.3300

J. Tyler Lonergan, MD *
UCSD Owen Clinic
4168 Front St.
San Diego, CA  92103
New patient registration: 800.926.8273
Direct clinic line: 619.543.3995

Dr. Aimee Lopes 
Sharp Rees-Stealy
2020 Genesee Ave
San Diego, CA 92123 
858.499.2710

Dr. Jay P. Mongiardo, MD 
Kaiser Permanente – Family Practice Department
3875 Avocado Blvd 
La Mesa, CA 91941
888.956.1616

Dr. Sheldon Morris 
UC San Diego Health System La Jolla
9333 Genesee Avenue Suite 200 
La Jolla, CA 92121
New Patient: 800.926.8273
Existing Patient: 858.657.8600

Martin Luther Kabongo, MD, PhD * 
UC San Diego Scripps Ranch
9009 Mira Mesa Blvd., Ste. 200
San Diego, CA  92131
858.657.7750

Dr. Amy Sitapati
 (Internal Medicine)
UC San Diego Health System- La Jolla 
8939 Villa La Jolla Drive 
Suite 110 
La Jolla, CA 92037 
858.657.8000 

Dr. Miranda Sonneborn, MD
Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group
300 Fir St. 
San Diego, CA 92101
858.499.2703

Dr. Loretta Stenzel * 
Vista Community Clinic 
North County, SD 
NOTE: PrEP case managers can help answer general PrEP questions regarding cost/insurance/etc. 
760.631.5000 x7000 
For information on starting the PrEP process at Vista, call Sergio: 760.631.5000 x7188 

Dr. Wynnshang Sun, MD *
Scripps Memorial Hospital
9850 Genesee Ave Ste870
LaJolla, CA 92037
858.452.7040
Speaks Chinese, Mandarin, Spanish and English

Dr. Gary Woodall
Balboa Park Internal Medicine – Scripps Mercy Medical Group
2970 Fifth Avenue #140
San Diego, CA 92103
619.260.3456 

Dr. Adam Zweig, MD
Medical Director
AHF San Diego Healthcare Center
3940 Fourth Ave. #140
San Diego, CA 92103
619.516.8931

Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest *
PrEP is available at all 17 health center locations
Call 1-888-743-7526 for an appointment
More information about PrEP and PEP at Planned Parenthood is HERE.

Hillcrest Family Health Center (HFHC): Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm *
The Night Clinic (TNC) at Hillcrest Family Health Center (HFHC)
Monday – Thursday: 5:00 – 9:00pm
4094 4th Avenue, San Diego (Hillcrest), CA 92103
Call 619.876.4462 to schedule an appointment

San Diego State University Student Health Services
Calpulli Center
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-4701
619.594.4325
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
SDSU Student Health Services is open to currently enrolled SDSU students. More information is HERE.

San Ysidro Health Center Southeast and Border Site Locations *
Dr. Robert Kiernan King
4004 Beyer Boulevard 
San Ysidro, CA 92173 
619.662.4100 
Appointments given throughout the week
King-Chavez Health Center 
950 S Euclid Ave 
San Diego, CA 92114 
Sliding scale availabIe for uninsured. ID, proof of income and application required. Medi-Cal, Medicare as well as other insurances are accepted. Verify insurance is accepted when contacting the clinic’s scheduling line.

UC San Diego Student Health Services
UCSD Library Walk
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA  92093
858.534.3300
Click HERE for clinic hours.
UC San Diego Student Health Services provides services to currently enrolled UCSD students. Click HEREfor information about student health insurance in the UC system.

Vista Community Clinic *
NOTE: Anyone interested in starting PrEP treatment at Vista Community Clinic must first participate in PrEP counseling, which may include any combination of the following topics (depending upon the patient’s existing knowledge):  
What PrEP is, how it works, and its effectiveness
Medications, including side effects and drug resistance
Cost and availability
What is included in a PrEP treatment plan (daily medication, quarterly labs)
PrEP counseling will be provided by Sergio Luna (x 7188) and Marie Birdsley (x 7193).  To reach either of them, interested parties can call Connect 760.631.5000 (x 7000).
Insurance Taken: Accept the same health care plans as FHCSD with the exception of SHARP.  

Sharp Healthcare NOTE: Call the “Find a physician” number at 1.800.82.SHARP and ask for an “HIV and those at risk for HIV” doctor.

VA Medical Center NOTE: PCP prescribes all meds unless needing to refer to HIV specialist. 3350 La Jolla Village Dr. San Diego, CA 92161 858.552.8585

Kaiser Permanente NOTE: Call 1.877.236.0333 ask to be transferred to the Infectious Disease Department Nurse Manager – Vince Valentino. Ask to schedule a PrEP appointment with the ID department for an HIV-negative individual • 4 providers 2 male/2 female In SD proper-Point Loma office; 1 provider in San Marcos • 1st appointment will emphasize patient education regarding PrEP • 1 week after initiating PrEP, patient will return for a follow up appointment/check-in

PAYING FOR PREP 

If your insurance offers some coverage but you have a co-pay: 

Gilead Co-Pay Coupon Card – www.gileadcopay.com or call 1.877.505.6986 
• Intended for those with insurance but with high co-pays
• Can be used for up to 12 co-pays within 12 months for the length of enrollment
• Card is not valid for prescriptions eligible to be reimbursed in whole or part by Medicare, Medicaid, any other federal or state-funded healthcare benefit program, by private plans, or other health or pharmacy benefit programs that reimburse you for the entire cost of your prescription drugs 
• Program currently scheduled to expire December 31, 2015 – may be extended

If your monthly, out-of-pocket cost is being quoted at approximately $1400/month for PrEP: 

This may mean that you have not met your deductible, your insurance company does not cover PrEP, or that prior authorization is required. 
• What is a deductible? 
The amount you pay for health care services before your health insurance begins to pay.
• What is prior authorization? 
Prior authorization means that a request must be submitted and approved in advance before your insurance company will pay for a medication. 
• How do I know if I need a prior authorization? 
Contact your insurance company or pharmacist to find out. 
• How do I get prior authorization? 
Your prescriber must request the prior authorization. Your pharmacist can support you in coordinating with the prescribing office and checking on the status of your authorization. 
• Does prior authorization guarantee that my Truvada® will be approved?
No. Even if you do everything right, the insurance company may still refuse to cover your medicine. In the end, the insurance company is the one making the decision. Gilead personnel will partner with you to contact your insurance company in order to help you understand/navigate your coverage through the Medication Assistance Program line 1.855.330.5479. 
• What do I do if prior authorization does not work? There is hope. If you have exhausted all avenues listed above, and the cost of accessing PrEP is still too high, Gilead may be able to help.

If none of the above options work: 

Truvada® for PrEP Medication Assistance Program

• Must not have insurance or have an insurance that does not cover Truvada®. 
• Application required including documenting proof of residency, proof of income, prescriber info, prescription and HIPAA.
• Must also make less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. 
• Will cover 90 days of medication during Medi-Cal application process. If Medi-Cal is denied or not yet approved after 90 days, access will be extended to 6 months. 
• Call 1.855.330.5479, Monday through Friday between 9am and 8pm EST. 

Special Exception

If all of the listed options have been exhausted without success, a written request for a “special exception” can be submitted as a part of an “appeals process.” This letter can be submitted with the Medication Assistance Program application and should include: 
• A description of why you need assistance andamount of time that assistance is needed. 
• A list of all monthly expenses (no expense is too small). 
• Whether or not you are currently on PrEP and if so, how has it been covered? It is important to note whether you are coming off of a Gilead study. 
• List other medications you are taking, how they are being paid for, generic vs. name brand. 
• Maximum approval for a special exception is 6 months, after which you must re-apply. Special exceptions are not intended to be a sustainable solution. Explore an insurance option that works for you.

The San Diego LGBT Community Center LGBT-Friendly Provider List is offered as a service to the community. Listing does not constitute endorsement by The Center or its Board or Officers. Content of the listings is provided by and represented as accurate by the listed individuals and groups.

The Center also cannot guarantee a good fit between any given provider and any given client. Therefore, the website listings are not recommendations. Instead they are information on where to start looking, since these providers have asked to be listed as LGBT-friendly. Providers will not be listed in the first two years of their licensure.

Clients are advised to research their provider choice further by, for example, interviewing the provider, researching areas of specialization, experience, and malpractice claim history, and by performing other normal due diligence in selecting someone in whom to entrust their health care.

Providers who wish to be listed may contact The Center with that request. Once their licensure has been confirmed and a short application filled out, they will be listed on the Center website.

Audiology

North County Audiology
www.northcountyaudiology.com
858.674.1910
11835 Carmel Mountain Road, Suite 1313

Chiropractors

Marc Gottlieb, DC
www.lifewithincenter.com
619.291.5433
1452 University Ave San Diego, CA 92103

Joe Merlo, DC
www.goodvibrationschiro.com 
619.281.1234
4060 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA, 92116

Angel Ochoa-Rea, DC
www.lgbtchiro.com
619.300.3838
3069 Lincoln Ave, San Diego, CA  92104

Joseph Ortega, DC
619.296.5655
5005 Texas St #301, San Diego, CA 92108

Shawn Robek, DC, LAc
619.295.9791
1010 University Ave, Suite C201, San Diego, CA 92103

Tim Shannahan, DC
619.543.9999
1816 Lincoln Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

Community Clinics

American Indian Health Center
619.234.2158

AHF San Diego Healthcare Center
619.516.8931
3904 4th Ave, Suite 140, San Diego, CA  92103

AHF Men’s (STD) Wellness Center
619.516.8920
3904 4th Ave, Suite 140, San Diego, CA  92103

Beach Area Community Clinic 
619.488.0644 
3705 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109

Central Region Public Health Center 
619.229.5400
5202 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92105

County Health Services Complex 
619.692.8550 
3851 Rosecrans St, San Diego, CA 92110

HIV, STD & Hepatitis Branch of Public Health Services (previously known as the County Office of AIDS Coordination)
www.sdcounty.ca.gov
619.296.3400

East San Diego Health Center 
619.229.7990 
5202 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92105

Hillcrest Family Health Center
www.fhcsd.org/hillcrest
619.515.2545

Human Rights Clinic
www.doctorsoftheworld.org
619.278.2405
3990 Old Town Ave, C201, San Diego, CA 92110
info@dowusa.org

Imperial Beach Community Clinic 
619.429.3733 
154 Palm Ave, San Diego, CA 92118

Linda Vista Health Center 
619.279.0925 
6973 Linda Vista Rd San Diego, CA 92111

Logan Heights Family Health Center 
619.515.2300 
1809 National Ave, San Diego, CA

Naval Medical Center San Diego Balboa Navy Hospital)
www.nmcsd.med.navy.mil
619.532.6400
34800 Bob Wilson Dr, San Diego, CA 92134

North Central Public Health Center 
858.490.4400 
2440 Grand Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

North Park Family Health Center
www.fhcsd.org
619.515.2424

Our Place Comprehensive Health Center
619.527.7390
286 Euclid Ave, Suite 308, San Diego, CA 92114
619.231.9791
120 Elm St, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92101

Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest
17 health care center locations
www.planned.org
1-888-743-7526

Public Health Services 
619.296.2120 
3028 Fifth Ave San Diego, CA 92103

Rosecrans Public Health Center 
619.692.8550 
3851 Rosecrans St, San Diego, CA 92110

San Diego County Immunization Initiative
www.immunization.sd.org
619.692.8661
info@immunization.sd.org

The San Diego Psychological Association 
www.sdpsych.org
619.297.4825
2535 Camino del Rio South, Suite 220, San Diego, CA 92108
sdpa@sdpsych.org

San Diego American Indian Health Center
www.sdaihc.com
619.234.0648 or 619.234.2158
2630 First Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

San Diego County Department of Health Services, Askew Clinic 
619.692.8550 
1700 Pacific Highway, Rm. 107, San Diego, CA 92101

San Ysidro Health Center
www.syhc.org
619.428.4463
4004 Beyer Blvd, San Ysidro, CA 92173

Southeast Public Health Center 
619.231.9300 
3177 Ocean View Blvd, San Diego, CA 92113

UCSD Owen Clinic

https://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/hiv/Pages/default.aspx

619.543.3995

Vista Community Clinic
www.vistacommunityclinic.org
760.631.5000 x0 (X7112 for Gender Care Services) 
1000 Vale Terrace, Vista, CA 92084
info@vistacommunityclinic.org

Dentistry

Carl Jepsen, DDS
619.298.2229
306 Walnut St, Suite 39, San Diego, CA  92103

Jeffrey Keeny, DDS
www.drkeeny.com
619.295.1512
1807 Robinson Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

Family Practice/Primary Care

Brian Lenzkes, MD
619.297.3737
3260 Third Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

Eric Mosier
Kaiser Permanente
Family Medicine/Family Physician
8080 Parkway Dr, La Mesa, CA  91942
1.800.290.5000

Michael Schmerber, MD
619.515.2545 x4849
Family Health Centers San Diego
4094 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

Fertility Specialists

Kaiser Permanente Infertility Clinic
619.221.0350
3250 Fordham Drive, San Diego, CA 92110

Lila Schmidt, MD
619.295.4050
4060 4th Ave #610, San Diego, CA 92103

The Lesbian Health Clinic Progressive Health Services
www.progressivehealth.org
619260.0810 
2141 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104

West Coast Surrogacy & West Coast Egg Donation
www.westcoastsurrogacy.com
www.westcoasteggdonation.com
1080 University Avenue
Suite H 201
San Diego, CA 92103
949.861.4100

Male Fertility Specialists
www.malefertility.md
6699 Alvarado Road, #2207
San Diego, CA 92120
619.286.3520

Fertility Center of California, Sperm Bank Inc.
www.spermbankcalifornia.com
6699 Alvarado Road
Suite 2208
San Diego, CA 92120
619.265.0102

HIV Specialists

Craig Ballard, Pharm.D.
UC San Diego Owen Clinic
800.926.8273
4168 Front Street, 3rd Floor, San Diego, CA 92103

Jennifer Blanchard, M.D.
UC San Diego Owen Clinic
800.926.8273
4168 Front Street, 3rd Floor, San Diego, CA 92103

Edward Cachay, M.D., M.A.S. (Bilingual Spanish)
UC San Diego Owen Clinic
800.926.8273
4168 Front Street, 3rd Floor, San Diego, CA 92103

Joseph Caperna, M.D., A.P.C. (Bilingual Spanish)
619.233.4044
1855 First Ave, Suite 200B, San Diego, CA 92101

Brad Colwell, Pharm.D.
UC San Diego Owen Clinic
800.926.8273
4168 Front Street, 3rd Floor, San Diego, CA 92103

Ronald Joseph Ellis, M.D., Ph.D.
UC San Diego Health – Hillcrest Medical Offices North
800.926.8273
200 West Arbor Drive, San Diego, CA  92103

Joseph Lonergan, M.D.
UC San Diego Owen Clinic
619.543.3995
4168 Front Street, 3rd Floor, San Diego, CA 92103

William Christopher Mathews, M.D.
UC San Diego Owen Clinic
800.926.8273
4168 Front Street, 3rd Floor, San Diego, CA 92103

Amy Sitapati, M.D.
Internal Medicine, UC San Diego Health
858.657.8000
8939 Villa La Jolla Drive, Suite 110, La Jolla, CA 92037

Obstetrics and Gynecology

UCSD Women’s Health Center
619.471.9230
330 Lewis Street, Suite #200 San Diego, CA  92123

Best Start Birth Center
619.299.0840
3343 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA  92103

Kaiser Permanente
Patricia Achilly, NP
800.290.5000
4405 Vandever Avenue San Diego, CA  92120

Southern California Kaiser Permanente Medical Group
Diana Cantu, MD
800.290.5000
780 Shadowridge Drive, Vista, CA  92083

Planned Parenthood
800.230.PLAN

Lesbian Health Clinic
Suzanne Gage RN
619.260.0810
2141 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92104

Kari Lynn Purcott, M.D.
OB/GYN
3998 Vista Way, Suite 202, Oceanside, CA  92056
760.901.5200

Transgender Knowledgeable Providers

Eshwa Ahmadi, MD
General Practitioner
Kaiser Permanente
4405 Vandever Avenue, San Diego, CA  92120
800.464.4000

Jose J. Canales, MD
Endocrinologist
Kaiser Permanente
3033 Bunker Hill Street, San Diego, CA 92109
877.236.0333

Mary Cueva, MD
Family Medicine
Sharp Rees Stealy
2067 W. Vista Way, Suite 250, Vista, CA  92083
866.228.2236

Brian Eichenberg, MD
Plastic Surgery
24687 Monroe Avenue, Murietta, CA  92562
951.506.1040

Tom Maddox, MD
General Practitioner
Kaiser Permanente
4405 Vandever Avenue, San Diego, CA  92120
800.464.4000

Maja Marinkovic, MD
Pediatric Endocrinology
7910 Frost St, Suite 200, San Diego, CA  92123
858.966.4032

Anita Marlowe, MD
Internal Medicine
Kaiser/UCSD
4647 Zion Avenue, San Diego, CA  92120
619.528.5000

Marlene M. Millen, MD
Internal Medicine
UCSD
330 Lewis Street, Suite 301, San Diego, CA  92103
619.471.9250

Ron Newfield, MD
Pediatric Endocrinology
7910 Frost St, Suite 200, San Diego, CA  92123
858.966.4032

Laura Norton Petrovich, MD
Pediatrics
Sharp Rees Stealy
1224 10th Street, Suite 200, Coronado, CA  92118
619.435.2234

Kari Lynn Purcott, MD
OB/GYN
3998 Vista Way, Suite 202, Oceanside, CA  92056
760.901.5200

Jeffrey Sandler, MD
Endocrinology
4060 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA  92103
619.497.6188

The Night Clinic (TNC)
Monday-Thursday, 5-9pm
Endocrinology/Hormone Treatment Counselors/HIV&STD Testing
Hillcrest Family Health Center
4094 4th Avenue, Hillcrest 92103 
619.515.2545

Urology

Brian Dicks, MD
Genesis Healthcare Partners
4060 4th Avenue, Suite 310
San Diego, CA  92103
619.297.4707

The San Diego LGBT Community Center Health & Wellness list is offered as a service to the community. Listing does not constitute endorsement by The Center or its Board or Officers. Content of the listings is provided by and represented as accurate by the listed individuals and groups.

Providers who wish to be listed may contact The Center with that request. Once their licensure has been confirmed and a short application filled out, they will be listed on the Center website.

Holistic Health

Susie Gill, DONA International Trained Postpartum Doula
619.252.5961
gillsusie@gmail.com

Pamela Hird Klein, PDHom (UK)
www.homeopathytoheal.com
619.461.2584
pam@homeopathytoheal.com

The Lesbian Health Clinic Progressive Health Services
www.progressivehealth.org
619.260.0810 
2141 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92104

Mitch Lehman LAc
www.acupuncture.san.diego.com
619857.3703

Jes Adam Thompson, LAc
619.980.7911
4732 Pt. Loma Avenue, San Diego, CA 92107
jesadamthompson@gmail.com

Judy Callihan Warfield
www.successhypnotherapy.com 
619.303.8511
4730 Palm Avenue #205, La Mesa, CA 91941

Hypnotherapists

Judy Callihan Warfield 
www.successhypnotherapy.com 
619.303.8511
4730 Palm Avenue #205, La Mesa, CA  91941

Music Therapy

Resounding Joy
www.resoundingjoyinc.org
858.457.2200
11300 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite 106
San Diego, CA 92121

Recovery/Support

Christie’s Place
www.ChristiesPlace.org 
619.702.4186
2440 3rd Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Center for Community Solutions
www.ccssd.org
Hotline: 888.385.4657
858.272.5777 (Coastal)
619.697.7477 (East County)
760.747.6282 (North County)

Crystal Meth Anonymous
http://sdcma.crystalmeth.org
619.342.1656

Live and Let Live Alano Club
www.LLLAC.org 
619.298.8008 
1730 Monroe Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116

San Diego County Domestic Violence Council
www.sddvc.org 
Crisis Hotline: 888.272.1767

Smart Recovery San Diego
www.smartrecoverysd.org

Stepping Stone of San Diego
www.Steppingstonesd.org
619.295.3995 
3969 4th Avenue, Suite 208, San Diego, CA 92103

Bay Recovery Centers Inc.
www.bayrecovery.com 
800.375.7263 
4241 Jutland Drive, Suite 103, San Diego, CA 92117

Sports

Rainbow Runners and Walkers of San Diego
www.rainbowrunners.webs.com

 

The San Diego LGBT Community Center LGBT-Friendly Spirituality Resources list is offered as a service to the community. Listing does not constitute endorsement by The Center or its Board or Officers. Content of the listings is provided by and represented as accurate by the listed individuals and groups.

To have your congregation/resource be considered for listing, please e-mail Ben Cartwright at outreach@thecentersd.org.

Denomination: Buddhist

Vajarupini Buddhist Center
3300 Third Ave, San Diego, CA  92103
619.692.3676

Denomination: Catholic

Dignity San Diego
Meets in First UU Church at 4190 Front St, San Diego, CA  92103
760212.3434
www.dignitysd.org

Mary Magdalene Apostle Catholic Community
Meets at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church 
2696 Melbourne Dr. San Diego CA 92123 (Serra Mesa)
619.334.1722
www.mmacc.org

St. John the Beloved
3900 Cleveland Ave. San Diego CA 92103
619.400.3902
www.americancatholicchurch.org

Denomination: Church of the Brethren

First Church of the Brethren of San Diego
3850 Westgate Place, San Diego, CA 92105
619.573.5784
www.sdbrethrenchurch.org

Denomination: Disciples of Christ

Missiongathering Christian Church
3090 Polk Ave, San Diego, CA  92104
619.624.9335
www.missiongathering.com

Revelation Christian Church
13867 Bruyere Ct, San Diego, CA  92129
909.938.6721
www.revelationchristianchurch.org

University Christian Church
3900 Cleveland Ave, San Diego, CA  92103
619.295.4146 / office@ucchristianchurch.org
www.uchristianchurch.org

Denomination: Episcopal

All Saints’ Episcopal Church
625 Pennsylvania Ave, San Diego, CA  92103
619.298.7729
www.allsaintschurch.org

All Souls’ Episcopal Church
1475 Catalina Blvd. San Diego CA 92107
619.223.6394
www.allsoulspointloma.org

Holy Cross Episcopal Church
2510 Gateway Rd, Carlsbad, CA  92009
760.930.1270
www.holy-cross-church.org

St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church
16275 Pomerado Rd, Poway, CA  92064
858.487.2159
www.stbartschurch.org

St. David’s Episcopal Church
5050 Milton St, San Diego, CA  92110
619.276.4567
www.saintdavidschurch.com

St. John’s Episcopal Church
434 N. Iowa St. Fallbrook CA 92028
760.728.2908
www.stjohnsfallbrook.com

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
4227 Fairmount Ave. San Diego CA 92105
619.283.6242
www.stmarks-cityheights.org

St. Paul’s Cathedral
2728 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA  92103
619.298.7612
www.stpaulcathedral.org

Denomination: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

First Lutheran Church of San Diego
1420 Third Ave, San Diego, CA  92101
619.234.6149
www.firstlutheransd.org

King of Kings Lutheran Church
2993 MacDonald St. Oceanside CA 92054
760.757.2525
www.kingofkingslc.org

Denomination: Four Winds

Four Winds of San Diego
619.766.3316
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Four-Winds-of-San-Diego/125744030807303

Denomination: Humanist

Humanist Fellowship of San Diego
www.hfsd.info

Denomination: Jewish Conservative

Congregation Beth El
8660 Gilman Dr. La Jolla CA, 92037
858.452.1734
www.cbe.org

Tifereth Israel Synagogue
6660 Cowles Mtn. Blvd. San Diego CA  92119
619.697.6001
www.tiferethisrael.com

Denomination: Jewish Humanist

Kahal Am-The Humanistic Jewish Community of San Diego
PO Box 927751, San Diego, CA  92192
858.549.3088
www.kahalam.org

Denomination: Jewish Reconstructionist

Congregation Dor Hadash
Meets in the Beit Midrash of Congregation Beth El: 
8660 Gilman Dr. La Jolla CA 92037
858.268.3674
www.dorhadash.org

Denomination: Jewish Reform

Temple Adat Shalom
15905 Pomerado Rd. Poway CA 92064
858.451.1200
www.Adatshalom.com

Temple Emanu-El
6299 Capri Dr. San Diego CA 92120
619.286.2555
www.teesd.org

Temple Solel
3575 Manchester Ave, Cardiff by the Sea, CA  92007
760.436.0654
www.templesolel.net

 

Denomination: Lutheran

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
925 Balour Dr. Encinitas CA  92024
760.753.1026
www.blcenc.org

Christ Lutheran Church
4761 Cass St, San Diego, CA  92109
858.483.2300
www.christpb.org

Denomination: Metropolitan Community Churches

Metropolitan Community Church of San Diego
2633 Denver St, San Diego, CA  92110
619.521.2222
www.themetchurch.org

Denomination: Modern Buddhism

KMC San Diego (Kadampa Meditation Center)
3125 Rosecrans St. Bldg. B San Diego 92110
619.230.5852
www.meditationinsandiego.org

Denomination: Mormon

Affirmation: Gay & Lesbian Mormons
619.297.4610
www.affirmation.org

Denomination: Reconstructionist

Congregation Dor Hadash
Meets in the Beit Midrash of Congregation Beth El at 8660 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA  92037
858.268.3674
www.dorhadash.org

Denomination: Science of Mind – Religious Science

San Diego Center For Spiritual Living
1430 Seventh Ave, Suite C, San Diego, CA  92101
619.980.5190
www.sandiegocsl.org

Science of Mind and Spirit
3858 Front St, San Diego, CA  92103
619.291.4728
www.universalspiritcenter.org

Denomination: Society of Friends (Quaker)

La Jolla Friends Meeting
7380 Eads Ave. San Diego CA 92037
858.456.1020
www.lajollaquakers.org

Denomination: Swedenborgian

Swedenborgian Church of San Diego
4144 Campus Ave. San Diego CA 92103
310.435.4907
www.swedenborgianchurchsandiego.org

Denomination: Unitarian Universalist

Chalice Unitarian Universality Congregation
2324 Miller Ave, Escondido, CA  92029
760.737.0393
www.chaliceuucongregation.org

First Unitarian Universalist Church
4190 Front St, San Diego, CA  92103
619.298.9978
www.firstuusandiego.org

Palomar Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
1600 Buena Vista Dr. Vista CA 92081
760.941.4319
www.vistauu.org

Summit Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
8778 Cottonwood Ave, Santee, CA  92071
619.562.0833
www.uusandiego.org/summit.htm

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito
1036 Solana Dr. Solana Beach CA 92075
858.755.9225
www.uufsd.org

Denomination: United Church of Christ

Community Church of Poway 
13501 Community Rd. Poway CA 92064
858.748.3304
www.ccpucc.org

Congregational Church of La Jolla
1216 Cave St. (corner of Ivanhoe) La Jolla CA 92122
858.459.5045
www.lajollaucc.org

Kensington Community Church
4773 Marlborough Ave, San Diego, CA  92116
619.284.1129
www.kensingtonucc.com

Mission Hills United Church of Christ
4070 Jackdaw St, San Diego, CA  92103
619.296.2169
www.missionhillsucc.org

Pilgrim United Church of Christ
2020 Chestnut Ave. Carlsbad CA 92008
760.729.6311
www.pilgrimucc.org

Pioneer Ocean View United Church of Christ
2550 Fairfield St. San Diego CA 92110
619.276.4881
www.pioneeroceanviewucc.com

United Church of Christ of La Mesa
5940 Kelton Ave, La Mesa, CA  91942
619.464.1519
www.ucclm.org

Denomination: United Methodist 

First United Methodist Church of San Diego
2111 Camino del Rio S, San Diego, CA  92108
619.297.4366
www.firstchurchsd.org

Pacific Beach United Methodist Church
1561 Thomas Ave, San Diego, CA  92109
858.274.6573
www.myPBchurch.org

United Methodist Church of Vista
490 S Melrose Dr. Vista, CA 92081
760.487.8844
www.umcvista.org/

Normal Heights United Methodist Church
4650 Mansfield St., San Diego, CA  92116
619.284.9243
www.nhunited.org

Mission Hills United Methodist Church
4044 Lark St., San Diego, CA  92103
619.296.1243
www.missionhillsumc.org

Non-denominational

Christ Chapel North Park
3927 Utah St. San Diego, CA 92104
619.542.1113
www.ccwmsd.org

Gay Men’s Spiritual Retreat
www.gmsr.org

Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice of San Diego County
3758 30th St, San Diego, CA  92104
www.icwj.org

Jehovah Truth Full Gospel Ministries
Meets at The Center Library: 3909 Centre St. San Diego CA 92103
619.717.7702
www.jehovahtruthfgm.org

Joyful Living Spiritual Center
4425 Bannock Ave, San Diego, CA  92117
619.797.0255
www.joyfullivingsandiego.org

Network of Spiritual Progressives, San Diego & North County Chapters
www.spiritualprogressives.org

Seaside Center for Spiritual Living
1613 Lake Dr. Encinitas CA 92024
760.753.5786
www.seasidecenter.org 

Sojourn Grace Collective: San Diego’s Progressive Christian Church
Meets at Christ Lutheran Church
4761 Cass St. San Diego, CA 92109
www.sojourngrace.com

Teaching of the Inner Christ, Outreach Ministry
1114 N Second St. El Cajon CA 92021
619.200.3639
www.teachingoftheinnerchrist.org

The Unity Center
8999 Activity Rd, San Diego, CA  92126
858.689.6500
www.theunitycenter.net

VISION: A Center for Spiritual Living
6154 Mission Gorge Rd, Suite 100, San Diego, CA  92120
619.303.6609
www.visioncsl.com

 

What is Health Self-Advocacy

Health Self-Advocacy is learning how to speak up for yourself, making your own decisions about your health, and learning how to get information so that you can understand things about your health.  It includes finding a healthcare provider who will understand your unique needs and support you in your healthcare decisions.  It includes knowing your rights and responsibilities, problem solving, listening and learning, reaching out to others when you need help and friendship, and learning about self-determination.

Why is Self-Advocacy Important?

So that you have the knowledge needed to access appropriate health resources and are given the chance to participate in decisions that are being made about your health.  It helps you to decide what is important for your own health and helps to empower you to speak up for yourself.

How Do You Self-Advocate?

  • You need to decide what you want to speak up about
  • You need to plan how you are going to speak up
  • You need to speak up for yourself
  • You need the freedom to be able to make basic choices about your life.
  • You need to be given the authority to be the expert on your life. You are the one who has to live your life so you should be able to make decisions which affect you.
  • You need to have support to make and achieve your goals, the final decision should be yours but it is good to have other people to help you.
  • You need to be responsible for your decisions. You need to try to make the best choices and fix those that did not work.
  • You need to believe you are able to do the things in your life that are not working and work towards the things that are important to you.
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