Category: Health Alerts

  • July 13, 2022

    NYC Community-Based Organizations Calling for a More Equitable Distribution of Monkeypox Vaccine

    Community-based organizations are extremely concerned about the JYNNEOS™ (Monkeypox vaccine) inequitable distribution against the monkeypox outbreak. The epicenter of this virus outbreak is in New York City, with its residents who identify as gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. If our public health agencies at all levels of government fail to […]


  • July 12, 2022

    Monkeypox (MPV) Panel: Thursday, July 14

    Thank you to all our panelists and attendees for joining this important discussion. A recording of the event is available below and in full on YouTube. We are working on compiling an FAQ with questions submitted before and during the event – check back for updates!


  • May 20, 2022

    Monkeypox Virus (MPV) Information

    Updated Friday, August 12 We have limited monkeypox vaccine appointments available to current Callen-Lorde patients who meet the NYC DOH eligibility requirements – call (212) 271-7200 to schedule an appointment. Please note that appointments may be at a Callen-Lorde facility or another city DOH location. If you are not a Callen-Lorde patient, please visit vaccinefinder.nyc.gov for […]


  • December 20, 2021

    Omicron Variant Update

    In response to the rapidly spreading Omicron variant, Callen-Lorde would like to remind our patients about the ways in which we are keeping our staff and patients safe:  Masks covering the mouth and nose are required to be worn by everyone (staff, patients, and visitors) in all of our clinics at all times. Staff members may be required to wear additional PPE such as N95s, […]


  • May 12, 2020

    FIVE ACTIONS FOR HEALTH EQUITY

    Times are hard, but we can still speak up and out. Choose from among these five actions and make your voice heard. Choose one or three or do all five! 1. Complete the Census (and spread the word) There’s still time to complete the Census! You can complete online, by phone or fill out a paper […]


  • March 13, 2020

    Responding to COVID-19

      Much has changed in the world, in New York, and at Callen-Lorde. We are continuing to care for our communities as we have for over 50 years with compassion, with dignity, and regardless of ability to pay. Our staff continue to be on the front lines throughout this unprecedented event, screening patients for symptoms […]


  • March 6, 2020

    COVID-19 – What You Need to Know

    Dear Community Members – We are living through the very difficult reality of the novel coronavirus, which has now been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. While we see many workplaces closing down, our responsibility as a healthcare organization one that primarily serves people who have been systemically excluded from healthcare, housing, and […]


  • August 13, 2018

    National Health Center Week 2018

    Each year in August, we celebrate “National Health Center Week”- a week to recognize and celebrate the contributions of Community Health Centers to the health and wellness of our nation.This year’s theme is “Celebrating America’s Health Centers: Our Healthcare Heroes!” Community Health Centers like Callen-Lorde (also known as Federally Qualified Health Centers or FQHCs) serve […]


  • August 1, 2018

    Three state public health and policy announcements could be critical for LGBTQ communities in New York State

    Callen-Lorde is optimistic as Governor Cuomo shores up healthcare access structures that are vitally important to LGBTQ communities in New York State. In recent weeks, the Governor has proposed additional and enhanced regulatory protections for transgender New Yorkers in anticipation of a potential roll back of the Affordable Care Act’s key non-discrimination provision, Section 1557. […]


  • June 14, 2018

    Blood is Blood

    Today is World Blood Donor Day, but the FDA still discriminates against men who have had sex with men in the last 12 months. To bring awareness to the issue, spark conversation and inspire reform, creative agency Mother New York collaborated with Callen-Lorde, artist Stuart Semple and gender fluid retailer The Phluid Project to collect […]


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