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Date Published: Monday, June 24, 2024

WMCHealth’s Ally Center Celebrates Pride Month

The Health Care Center Provides A Full Array of Services to the LGBTQ+ Community

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VALHALLA, N.Y. (June 24, 2024) – Westchester Medical Center was the site of a recent Pride Month Celebration that was as educational as it was entertaining for all who attended.

Representatives from WMCHealth's Ally Care Center organized the event at which they distributed critical health and wellness information and offered the community free HIV and hepatitis C testing, and assisted attendees in securing prescriptions for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

In addition to the celebration event at Westchester Medical Center, Ally Care Center representatives also interacted with the community at Pride Month events hosted by Westchester County, at Yonkers Pride, Putnam Pride, Greenburgh Pride, and the Hudson Valley Renegades' Pride Night.

“We are proud to serve the LGBTQ community,” said Rebecca Glassman, MD, Medical Director of the Ally Care Center. “At Pride events, we want to connect with members of the LGBTQ+ community and make them aware of all the important services we provide. We also want to make sure other health care providers are aware of our services.”

WMCHealth’s Ally Care Center at the Pride Month Celebration
WMCHealth’s Ally Care Center at the Pride Month Celebration

For her work as Medical Director of the Ally Care Center, Dr. Glassman was recently honored by Westchester County with an LGBTQ+ Leadership Award for health care providers focused on LGBTQ+ education and health equity.

The Ally Care Center at WMCHealth offers a full array of health care services, including comprehensive primary care; preventative health screening; chronic disease management; sexual health education; testing and treatments for STIs, including HIV and hepatitis C; pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medications; post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) monitoring and medications; gender affirming hormone therapy; and behavioral health services. Because the Ally Care Center is part of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, patients have access to a full array of subspecialty care.  

The Ally Center first opened its doors in the early 1990s to treat patients with HIV. Since then, it has evolved into a comprehensive health care center and safe haven for the LGBTQ+ community to seek treatment without judgment or stigma on everything from HIV to transgender hormone treatments and more.

To make an appointment at the Ally Care Center, call 914.493.7700.

About Westchester Medical Center Health Network
The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is a 1,700-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with nine hospitals on seven campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 12,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. The Network has Level I (adult and pediatric), Level II and Level III trauma centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, Comprehensive and Primary Stroke Centers, skilled nursing facilities, home-care services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State. Today, WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated health care in the Hudson Valley. For more information about WMCHealth, visit WMCHealth.org or follow WMCHealth on Facebook.com/WMCHealth or Instagram.com/WMCHealth.