LGBTQIA+ Medical Care at UCS Healthcare

UCS Healthcare is a full-service healthcare clinic with LGBTQIA+-friendly doctors who treat your total health. We provide a quality experience and become your preferred choice for medical care in our office in West Des Moines, IA. We provide LGBTQIA+ medical care and specialize in health services, including mental health, substance use disorder treatment, and more. This allows us to understand your needs better and give you the healthcare options you may need. Our clients come from across the state of Iowa.  UCS also provides telehealth options for many services. 

Everyone is welcome at UCS Healthcare. Our team members strive to offer essential services in a safe and inclusive environment that is sensitive to all situations. We want to know your pronouns, preferences, and gender identity so we can support you and make you feel comfortable. UCS's LGBTQIA+ medical care providers attend to all members of the LGBTQIA+ community. No matter what you need, UCS Healthcare is here to help. 

LGBTQIA+-Friendly Doctors Serving the Des Moines Metro

 UCS Healthcare's main clinic is located in West Des Moines, Iowa. We offer a wide array of services to benefit your health, and in each department, there are LGBTQIA+-friendly doctors to assist with your medical needs. If necessary, we can provide referrals to other LGBTQIA+-friendly medical specialists - take a look at our current list of providers to whom we refer our patients. We see patients M-F, FIVE days a week. 

Get to Know Our LGBTQIA+ Health Care Providers

LeeAnn Albright, ARNP, FNP-C: Nurse Practitioner
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David Depew, LMHT, CRC, CADC: Licensed Mental Health Therapist
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Dr. Frank Filippelli, DO, PhD: Medical Director
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TJ Guthrie, ARNP, FNP-BC: Nurse Practitioner
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Dr. David Huante, MD: Physician
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Rachel Kroeger, ARNP, PMHNP-BC: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
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Linda Ream, ARNP, PHMNP-BC: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
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Our West Des Moines clinic accepts appointments Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., call today to set up an appointment with our team.

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LGBTQIA+ Medical Care at UCS Healthcare

  Our experts provide the same quality of care to all individuals at UCS Healthcare - without discrimination, bias, or judgment. Our intake process for new patients involves a questionnaire focusing on every aspect of your health and preferences. Our LGBTQIA+ healthcare providers have a wide range of medical services to choose from:

Treating LGBTQIA+ Healthcare Issues

The team at UCS Healthcare is here to provide inclusive and judgment-free care to everyone we treat. Our LGBTQIA+ healthcare providers prioritize every individual's needs and build an integrative health plan tailored to you. UCS Healthcare specializes in LGTBQIA+ medical care in Des Moines, including:

  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) clinic
  • Screenings and treatment for hepatitis B & STIs, AIDS, and HIV testing

LGBTQIA+ and Mental Health Services

UCS makes it easy to get the integrated care you need. Whether you seek standard medical care, LGBTQIA+-specific services, or mental health care, we support you. Many members of the LGBTQIA+ community face difficult times while coming out, questioning, or transitioning. This can significantly impact your mental health and well-being, and UCS wants to be there to help and support you along your unique journey. We want you to know that you're never alone, and you can seek help in a way that makes sense to you, with individual or group therapy sessions available.

Substance Use Disorder Health Care Services

 Our goal is to look out for your total health, and the medical providers at UCS will help you understand how a substance use disorder impacts your physical health. As a clinic specializing in medication assisted and substance use disorder treatment, your primary health provider will easily be able to refer you to the care options you need, most within UCS Healthcare.

Visit Our Experienced LGBTQIA+ Health Care Providers

Whether you're questioning your identity, transitioning, or seeking a welcoming healthcare experience, UCS Healthcare is here to help. We have many experienced and caring providers who understand the unique healthcare concerns of members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Our team can help you with standard medical care, LGBTQIA+-specific health care, mental health therapy, psychiatric care, substance use disorder treatment, and more. Learn more about our treatment options, or find a location today.


UCS Healthcare offers individualized healthcare services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities in a safe, inclusive, and friendly environment. At UCS Healthcare, all patients, including LGBTQIA individuals, are treated as unique individuals. Our goal is to be your partner in total health, and UCS Healthcare has been operating in this way for more than twenty-five years. Appointments are available Monday through Friday at our West Des Moines Clinic. To schedule an appointment, you can call us at 515-280-3680.

UCS Healthcare supports state and community LGBTQ IA service providers and organizations, including One Iowa, Capital City Pride, The Iowa LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce, and the Trans Lives Festival.  


Our services include: 

Full family medical care, primary care and routine exams, treatments for acute and chronic illnesses, immunizations, physicals, preventative care, substance use disorder treatment, mental health counseling and psychotherapy, medication assisted treatment for opiate and alcohol abuse disorders, substance use screenings, gambling addiction treatment, contraception management, STI prevention, testing and treatment, pharmacist on-site in clinic, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), gender-affirming hormone therapy, pre and post gender-affirming surgery support, gender-affirming voice therapy, support groups for LGBTQIA+ individuals and families.

Meet Our Providers:

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LeeAnn Albright
Nurse Practitioner
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Dr. Frank Filippelli
Medical Director
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TJ Guthrie
Nurse Practitioner
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Rachel Mack
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
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Mollie O'Brien
Nurse Practitioner
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Linda Ream
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
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Dr. Joshua Tessier
Chief Medical Officer