LGBTQ Medical Services

At UCS Healthcare, we provide medical care for all ages including full care for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer. Our physicians and our medical staff provide comfortable, confidential and informed care to address your total health care needs. Patient forms can be completed prior to your first appointment and can be found here.

Our medical services include:

  • Full medical and wellness care
  • Physicals
  • Acute illnesses
  • Chronic medical problems such as high blood pressure and diabetes
  • Smoking cessation
  • Weight management
  • Preventive care
  • Mental health counseling and treatment
  • Outpatient psychiatric services
  • Substance use disorder and mental health referrals
  • Birth control
  • Minor skin surgery and procedures

Dr. Joe Freund heads our medical team with more than 25 years as a licensed medical doctor in the state of Iowa. In addition to providing full service family medical services, Dr. Joe is a recognized expert for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender health care. While working to provide compassionate and well-informed LGBTQ health care to his patients, he has also taught extensively on the subject to co-workers, students, professionals and the public. He helped to develop a protocol, which is used nationwide to provide transgender health care. Dr. Joe presents on the topic LGBTQ health care across the U.S. and Canada and has been an invited speaker multiple times to the Annual Scientific Assembly for the American Academy of Family Physicians.

He has been board certified in Iowa since 1985 and among his professional affiliations are American Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Association, Iowa Academy of Family Physicians and more. Dr. Joe is a graduate of the University of Minnesota medical school and completed his residency at St. Joseph's/Mercy in Mason City, Iowa.

Des Moines


UCS Healthcare
4908 Franklin Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50310
United States

Location Hours
Monday: 6:00 am-7:30 pm
Tuesday: 6:00 am-7:30 pm
Wednesday: 6:00 am-7:30 pm
Thursday: 6:00 am-7:30 pm
Friday: 6:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: 6:00 am-2:00 pm
Sundays & major holidays: closed
MAT Dosing Hours
Monday - Friday: 6:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: 6:00 am-2:00 pm
Substance Use Disorder Intake/Assessment Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm Walk-in assessments available
Mental Health Intake/Assessment Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm Walk-in assessments available