LGBTQ+ Resources for the Porterville Area

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Emergency Help in Merced

If you or someone you know is in imminent danger of suicide, or violence towards others. . .Call 911 right away.
If you or a loved one under 18 are considering suicide. . . Call, text or chat with the Trevor Project.
If you or a loved one are 18+ and considering suicide. . . Call 988 and talk with someone.
If you are transgender and experiencing crisis. . . Call the TransLifeLine at (877) 565-8860
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If you or a loved one are experiencing domestic violence. . .Contact the Valley Crisis Center’s 24-Hour Crisis Line: (209) 722-4357
If you have been exposed to HIV, get emergency treatment (PEP) ASAP, or in 72 hours at the latest. Get after hours and weekend HIV treatment (PEP). . .
Go to any emergency room
If you need emergency contraception, emergency HIV treatment (PEP), or STD/STI treatment during business hours. . .During the week, make an appointment or walk in to Planned Parenthood,

Transgender Health Resources for the Porterville Area

If you are under 18 and transgender in Merced. . . You or your parent can get an appointment for affirming treatment at UCSF in San Francisco. No referral necessary.
If you are 18+ and transgender in MercedYou can get affirming treatment at Planned Parenthood, or Golden Valley Health Centers. Make an appointment for transgender care.
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If you have Medi-Cal Alliance and want gender-affirming surgery. . . Ask your doctor for a referral to:
Align Surgical Associates, Inc.
2299 Post St STE 207, San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 530-5335 | (310) 751-5886
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If you have Medi-Cal Alliance and need electrolysis. . . Call Oasis Electrolysis (trans-owned) for an appointment, then call Alliance to schedule a ride at 800-700-3874
Oasis Electrolysis
222 Mt Hermon Rd H
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
(831) 431-0739
If you can pay out of pocket for electrolysis. . . Make an appointment with
If you need a letter for surgery or hormones, and can pay out of pocket. . .Make an appointment with:
Safe And Affirmative Counseling
7555 N Del Mar Ave, Ste 206
Fresno, CA 93711
North Fresno Area

If you have Medi-Cal Alliance, and you need transportation to medical appointments. . .800-700-3874 to schedule a ride.
If you can’t pay for surgery, hormones, electrolysis, chest binders, or feminine shapewearApply for financial help, free chest binders, and free feminine shapewear at Point of Pride
If you need help changing your name and gender. . .

Sexual Health Resources for Porterville

If you need emergency contraception (morning after pill), birth control, abortion, HIV treatment, sexually transmitted infection (STD/STI) treatment. . . Make an appointment with Planned Parenthood

Food Resources for Porterville

Free food distributionEvery 1st and 3rd Thursday at 10AM, everyone is invited to come collect free food provided by Church Name
Free breadGrab free bread Vendor

Other Resources

If you have faced discrimination in work, housing, healthcare, immigration. . . Call Central California Legal Services at:
(800) 675-8001


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