Central Outreach Wellness Center

CARE WE OFFER


  • Comprehensive Gay Health Care
  • Culturally Competent Care
  • Comprehensive Transgendered Health Care
  • HIV Primary Care
  • Hep C Primary Care
  • PrEP & PEP HIV Prophylaxis
  • Suboxone/Needle Exchange​

CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES


Our experienced case management staff offers services to help our patient obtain these services at the least possible cost to you:

  • Medication and pharmacy coverage
  • Lab testing
  • Healthcare Insurance
  • Housing services

Please call our offices directly if you should have any questions, or to make an appointment.

Medical Marijuana Patient Certifications


Dr. Stacy Lane is now certified to certify patients to receive medical marijuana patient cards. Please call our office if you are an existing patient, have one of the qualifying conditions, and would like to make an appointment.


How do I receive a medical marijuana card?


  1. Make sure you have one of the “qualifying conditions” before you apply. These qualifying conditions include
    • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
    1. Autism
    • Cancer
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
    • Epilepsy
    • Glaucoma
    • HIV/ AIDS
    • Huntington’s Disease
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Intractable Seizures
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Neuropathies
    • Parkinson’s Disease
    • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Severe chronic or intractable pain of neuropathic origin or severe chronic or intractable pain in which conventional therapeutic intervention and opiate therapy is contraindicated or ineffective
    • Sickle Cell Anemia
  2. You must be an established, regular patient with us Central Outreach Wellness Center.
  3. Go to the PA DOH Medical Marijuana website and click on “ patients and caregivers ”  and create a patient account. Follow the instructions carefully because they are very specific with how they want the information entered. The information must EXACTLY match your PA Drivers License or ID card. If your name, address, or other information is not correct, you MUST update your PA identification first.
  4. Once you input your demographic information, make a follow-up appointment with us at the clinic. Here, you will fill out a medical marijuana contract, and a provider will review and potentially approve your medical certification for medical marijuana. Again, you MUST have one of the 12 qualifying conditions listed above.
  5. You will get an email from Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana if/when your certification is approved by a physician. Once approved, log on again to the PA DOH Medical Marijuana website with your user name and email created. You will be required to pay Pennsylvania $50 dollars to obtain your Medical Marijuana Patient card. There are discounts available for those with State Insurance (Medicaid, CHIP, etc).
  6. Once you get your license, you will be able to go to a medical marijuana dispensary - these are currently set to open in early 2018; they are NOT open yet.
  7. Every year you will have to renew your application at Central Outreach Wellness Center, so it is important to keep up to date on routine appointments.
  8. If you are having trouble creating an account call the Pennsylvania medical marijuana help desk at 888-733-5595.

Dr. Stacy Lane, D.O.

Certified in Internal Medicine & Infectious Diseases

Founder

Central Outreach Wellness Center

our experience

Our staff has decades of experience supporting all communities including those of color, immigrants, transgendered and men and women and the intersexed, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, down low (msm), queer & questioning : LGBTQIA. We also specialize in HIV/HEP C and Recovery health care and resources.  

our values

We strive to understand and support our wide range of clients' cultural and personal beliefs. We foster the LGBTQIA and HIV+ patient by understanding the unique needs of those clients.  We support harm reduction as well as recovery and no one is judged or shunned by their personal behaviors; because we know trust is a process that takes time and effort to nurture.

mission statement

Our mission is to promote wellness in our community by fostering our patient's whole self.  Our focus is on culturally competent care by striving to understand what our client's needs are and how we can treat them holistically.


According to Lane, most of her patients with HIV don’t fit in the box of a traditional doctor’s office. Many are transgender and have limited resources available to them. “A lot of my patients are involved in high risk situations like buying hormones on the street. I’ve come to realize that they are going to put themselves in danger or I have to find a different way for them. I find that different way.” Lane explained.

Dr. Lane currently has more than 300 patients that are HIV positive and more than 50 transgender patients. Lane goes above and beyond for every single one of them, even if that means taking a nontraditional approach. Dr. Lane has become known as the doctor that people aren’t afraid to talk to. “A lot of my patients, especially the younger ones, text me or message me on Facebook when they are too afraid to go into a doctor’s office.” Lane said.

340b pharmacy affiliations


We are a federally funded organization through the PA Department of Health to provide STD treatment and services.  This grant funding allows us to utilize contracted pharmacy services that help fund our clinic.  You support care for all by using our pharmacy services.

Inclusive healthcare with dignity and respect.