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UI Clinic focuses on helping LGBTQ patients

Wednesday, September 02, 2015


(The Daily Iowan)

At the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, members of a long-ostracized community are finding a safe space, the UI LGBTQ Clinic.

As the only service of its kind in Iowa, the clinic — founded in 2012 — has experienced a boom in clientele that can mean long waiting lists for patients.

"All of our spots are being occupied," said Nicole Nisly, a UI clinical professor of internal medicine and the founder of the clinic. "We're definitely not idle. Patients are booking months in advance."

This schedule, she said, can be attributed to the comprehensive nature of the LGBTQ Clinic's services.

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