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Routine Healthcare

Routine Healthcare

Routine healthcare providers are your go-to health care professional for annual check ups (aka primary care). They are also the place you go if something comes up, like a bad cold or some new weird symptom. If you need to see a specialist we will help connect you to the right person.

STAR TRACK can link you to care for annual check ups as well as any sports, camp, or work physicals. We also specialize in reproductive health, HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, and transgender healthcare.

Basically, we’ve got your back.

STAR TRACK Adolescent Health Program
120 N Penn Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Monday-Friday 9:30am-4:30pm.

100% confidential care.

Affirming Care

Your Trans Care (YTC) is a specialty program for transgender people 12 to 21 years old looking for excellent health care. YTC offers routine care and a range of unique services for transgender individuals and their friends, family, and significant others.

Our trans specific services include:
– free support provided by peer navigators
– access and management of hormone therapy & puberty blockers
– trans affirming gynecological services
– customized support and guidance for families, friends, and partners of transgender clients
– counseling referrals, clinical letter of support, and coordination for gender affirming surgery
– medical and non-medical case management
– transgender specific health education workshops and materials

Have more questions about YTC or want to schedule an appointment?

Email us at startrack@som.umaryland.edu and we’ll hook you up.

Reproductive Health

Reproductive Health covers everything that has to do with reproductive health, makin’ babies, having sex, not having sex, thinking about sex, and all the biology in between. Reproductive healthcare is for everyone, for men, women, people with uteri, dicks, and anything in between.

Family planning includes regular gynecological exams and menses related health care, as well as support for partners, dads, and other family needs. STAR TRACK can link you to family planning services for before, during, and after pregnancy, as well as all the tips and tricks needed to prevent pregnancy. Our staff can help you figure out what kind of birth control methods are the best fit for you and your body or your partner’s body.

 

Health Screening

The STAR TRACK Adolescent Health Program offers free and confidential HIV testing Monday through Friday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. We are a sex positive youth centered space, which means offering a shame free environment for youth to learn how to have safe, consenting, pleasurable, and fun sex. We host events and chill sessions in community throughout the week. Follow us on Facebook to hear about our next event and where our next community-based health screenings will be.

Testing results are expected within three to five business days. Same day results are available if you are tested onsite at our program.

We run a chill place where you can charge your phone, watch some TV, and hang for a bit. You can also grab free condoms, lube, and a variety of other general health materials.

120 Penn St. Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 9:30am-4:30pm.
No insurance or appointments needed! Walk-ins always welcome!

Have more questions about HIV/STI Testing? Or want to schedule an appointment?

Contact the STAR TRACK Adolescent Health Program by calling (410) 706-6000 or
Contact Lonnie Bishop, HIV Testing and Outreach Coordinator
lbishop@som.umaryland.edu or call (410) 706-2000

Preventative Care

Did you know that there is a pill that prevents HIV? PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis is a blue pill you take once a day, every day, and it will prevent HIV transmission during sex without a condom!

Our peer navigators work with you one-on one to create a PrEP plan and help you stick to it. Your PrEP plan will include medical and non-medical case management, with follow up appointments scheduled for every three months.

PrEP IS 92%- 99% effective. Common Side Effects: headache, gas/bloating, weight loss. We conduct follow ups every 3 months for HIV, STI, and STD. To learn more about PrEP check out the PrEP Maryland website.

Do you want to know more about PrEP? Interested in finding out if PrEP is right for you?

STAR TRACK Adolescent Health Program

(410) 706-2000

startrack@som.umaryland.edu