Since 1968, Outside In has transformed thousands of lives by helping break the cycles of chronic homelessness, poverty, and poor health among Portland’s LGBTQIA+ community, people of color, those experiencing homelessness, and the underserved. Our health clinic and young adult programs strive to meet people where they are and provide safe, affirming spaces for our community to receive judgment-free care and support.
Outside In provides a full range of health services for youth and adults of all ages, such as disease management, routine primary care, HIV/STI testing, women’s health care, mental health, and transgender care. We also offer acupuncture, chiropractic treatment, an on-site pharmacy, needle exchange, and tattoo removal. We are committed to building relationships with our patients and to ensuring that everyone is cared for, respected, and receives the medical treatment that they deserve.
We provide mental health and substance use services for young adults. Our treatment is trauma-informed. That means we understand past trauma and how it can affect your health. We utilize a harm reduction approach to teach ways to reduce negative health consequences associated with substance use and risky behaviors that don’t require abstinence.