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API Wellness Launches New Transgender Clinic in San Francisco

San Francisco, CA- API Wellness launches Clinic @ Trans Thrive, on Friday December 1st 2017, offering critical medical and social services for the exclusively for the transgender community. The clinic is an additional installation of programming for the already successful drop-in center. Located in the heart of the Tenderloin District, Clinic @ Trans Thrive, will open its doors every Friday from 2:00pm – 6:00pm and will offer a wide array of comprehensive services including; primary medical care, hormone replacement therapy, mental health support, birth control, sexual health services including PrEP and PEP, case management and soon to come ...

API Wellness Commemorates Transgender Day Of Remembrance November 20th 2017

San Francisco, CA- The API Wellness Center stands in solidarity with the transgender and gender non-conforming community on the 19th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, Monday, November 20th, 2017.   On this day we honor those lives lost due to transphobia, homophobia and police violence against transgender (Trans) and gender non-conforming people (GNC). In 2017, the United States alone experienced 26 murders resulting in one of the deadliest years for the community. The violence is particularly hard on Trans women of color who experience the brunt of discrimination.   ‘Transgender Day of Remembrance [TDOR] is a time that we ...

API Wellness Feeds Hundreds And Offers Critical Medical Services To The Homeless In The Tenderloin District  

San Francisco, CA – On Wednesday November 15th 2017 the API Wellness Center will continue its premier service project aimed at supporting the needs of the homeless population in area, Tenderloin Cares. Beginning at the start of the holiday season, the health center will hold its second Tenderloin Cares, affectionately called TLC, to community offering a hot meal, flu shots, hygiene kits, haircuts, needle exchange services, mental health referrals and medical care in one convenient location. The pilot project, which launched in October, served over 100 community members and this month is expected to grow much more in efforts to provide critical ...

API WELLNESS CONDEMNS PRESIDENT TRUMP’S TERMINATION OF DACA PROGRAM

Today, the Trump administration announced the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, putting 800,000 young adults, more than a quarter of whom live in California, at risk for deportation. For five years, the DACA program has allowed immigrant youth to temporarily live and work without fear of being deported if they paid a fee, passed a background check, and met rigorous eligibility requirements. Now the US is going back on its promise in a move that primarily affects communities of color, especially Latinxs and Asian Americans. This decision will also affect API Wellness’ clients and community. We stand with ...

API WELLNESS DENOUNCES TRUMP BAN ON TRANSGENDER MILITARY PERSONNEL

San Francisco, CA – Earlier this morning, President Trump tweeted a statement indicating that the US would no longer “accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the US Military,” effectively overturning a policy of open acceptance set by the Obama administration in 2016. President Trump went on to cite the “tremendous medical costs and disruption” that transgender soldiers and military personnel would cause. As a transgender-serving organization responsible for TRANS:THRIVE, San Francisco’s first and largest comprehensive transgender health program, we are appalled by this policy shift affecting between ...

Introducing our NMAC Youth Leader, Tapakorn Prasertsith!

We’re proud to announce that our very own Tapakorn Prasertsith was named an NMAC Youth Scholar this year. The competitive program is sponsored by NMAC, ViiV Healthcare, Magic Johnson Foundation, and Advocates for Youth. The program is designed to develop “future leaders among a cadre of Youth Scholars to take action to end HIV/AIDS in their communities via educational training, professional development, and networking opportunities.” Scholars will attend the US Conference on AIDS and complete a special project in their community by the end of the year. Tapakorn took a few moments out of their busy day to talk to us about the experience. ...

President Trump’s FY 2018 Budget and its Impact on Health, Wellness, and Equality for Vulnerable Communities

May 31, 2017 President Trump’s FY 2018 Budget and its Impact on Health, Wellness, and Equality for Vulnerable Communities By Lance Toma, CEO of API Wellness Last week, the Trump administration released its budget for FY 2018. The document marks a disturbing departure from the three foundational pillars of health care reform established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA): (1) improving the experience of care, (2) improving the health of populations, and (3) reducing per capita costs of health care. For API Wellness, a self-identified LGBTQ and people of color-focused community health center (CHC), this departure is an alarming call to action for ...

API WELLNESS KICKS OFF NATIONAL ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY

PRESS RELEASE Stacy Lavilla API WELLNESS KICKS OFF NATIONAL ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY SAN FRANCISCO, CA – API Wellness kicked off National API HIV/AIDS Awareness Day today by urging Asians and Pacific Islanders (APIs) to talk about HIV/AIDS and discuss using Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) with their health care providers. API Wellness, a longtime San Francisco leader in HIV/AIDS care and treatment, is increasing awareness of PrEP in hopes of increasing utilization of the drug in communities of color. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), daily PrEP use can reduce the risk of getting ...

API WELLNESS DENOUNCES HOUSE PASSAGE OF AMERICAN HEALTH CARE ACT

PRESS RELEASE Stephanie Goss API WELLNESS DENOUNCES HOUSE PASSAGE OF AMERICAN HEALTH CARE ACT Senate called on to protect access to fair and equal health care for people of color and the LGBTQ community SAN FRANCISCO, CA – API Wellness condemns the House of Representatives for voting in favor of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). If signed into law, the bill will leave millions of Americans without insurance coverage. It would also limit protections for people with pre-existing conditions, reduce federal Medicaid funding, and increase premiums for the most vulnerable, among other issues. As San Francisco’s first LGBTQ-centered ...

API WELLNESS LAUNCHES SAN FRANCISCO’S FIRST HEALTH HOME FOR THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY IN THE CASTRO DISTRICT

PRESS RELEASE Stacy Lavilla API WELLNESS LAUNCHES SAN FRANCISCO’S FIRST HEALTH HOME FOR THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY IN THE CASTRO DISTRICT SAN FRANCISCO, CA – API Wellness is pleased to announce the opening of a new health center location on Market Street that offers affordable, quality health care for the LGBTQ community. The health center, which will open its doors on Monday, April 10th, will offer comprehensive primary medical care, mental health, family planning, and full sexual health services including PrEP and PEP provision in one convenient location. Located in the newly-renovated SF LGBT Center, the clinic promises to fill a gap in ...