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ABOUT TWO SPIRIT HEALTH
Incorporated in 2011, Two Spirit Health Services, Inc. is a non-profit, 501c3 corporation; we are a community health organization that transforms lives by advancing health, wellness, and equality. We believe everyone deserves to be healthy and have access to the highest-quality health care. We foster resilience, strength, connection, health equity, and wellness for everyone in Central Florida. Our goal is to provide comprehensive, accessible, community-based care that meets the health needs of individuals, regardless of insurance.
Two Spirit Health Services originated from the private psychotherapy practice of Dr. David Baker-Hargrove, who along with his husband Robert, is the organization’s Co-Founders and Co-CEOs. We officially became Two Spirit Health Services on August 3, 2015, combining all-inclusive medical services, which includes a spectrum of services from prevention to health management, with a drug-pricing program, aesthetic services, along with our existing behavioral health clinic. Two Spirit Health Services now offers licensed Home Study services for singles or couples pursuing the adoption of a child.
In June of 2016, tragedy struck Central Florida when Pulse nightclub shooting happened. This horrific event devastated the LGBTQ+ Community both here in Orlando and throughout the world. Dr. Dave and his dedicated staff led the mental health efforts in assisting the victims that were there that night, families of victims as well as people who lost loved ones. Two Spirit Health Services has been providing behavioral health and primary health care services to those who were Pulse affected ever since. The entire staff is dedicated to providing the best and most inclusive health care for the LGBTQ+ community and the broader population in Central Florida by caring for people, rather than simply treating specific diseases or conditions.
Mission and Vision
We provide a broad variety of integrated and culturally competent services for the Mind, Body and Spirit, regardless of insurance. We focus on the LGBTQ+ and Ally community, including all members of the sexual orientation and gender identity spectrum.
Improving wellness in our LGBTQ+ and Ally Community.
The name “Two Spirit” is in honor of LGBTQ+ people. Two Spirit comes from the Native American culture, which quite often reveres those who are seen to be LGBTQ+, or of “Two Spirit.” The name ties to our vision and mission, which is to service people of the LGBTQ+ community with honor and provide skilled care and service, in an inviting and inclusive environment. Our commitment in honoring this Native American tradition includes the employ of LGBTQ+ people and allies with Native American identities, as well providing comprehensive services to members of our patient population who identify as Native American and/or Two Spirit.
Our founders have a 30-year history with the term Two Spirit. Two Spirit Health Services has experienced significant growth since we opened four years ago and like many businesses at this stage, we are currently evaluating updating our overall brand to ensure our identity and ranges of services are accurately understood; the possibility of changing our name is part of that review. We remain fully committed to activities that fully support our mission, vision and the communities we serve.