Final day of patient care will be July 13, 2023

It’s bitter-sweet. Due to the excellent work of the Out Health team and many others, healthcare for the LGBTQ+ community has greatly expanded.

While the clinic is closing, the mission will continue. Dr Oriel, Dr Brinn, Katy and Melisa plan to continue their long-held passion of advocacy, education and outreach, but do not know at this time what next professional next steps might be.

Many have asked whether everything is okay with us personally. Yes—we truly are okay!

We appreciate your kindness.

We stand by your side.
We See You.

At OUT HEALTH we see you. No matter how or why you came to us, we will welcome you with open arms and treat you with the dignity, respect and love that you deserve.

OUT HEALTH has been a place where people can be themselves without fear of judgment or retribution. We provide care with patience, kindness, humility and as much empathy as humanly possible.

Each day, we recommit to those principles and to you.
We stand by your side. We See You.

Our Services


Family Medicine is a medical specialty committed to providing care to people of all ages, genders, backgrounds and health conditions. OUT HEALTH 's providers are committed to providing care to each individual in the context of their lives, self-identified families and communities. Continuity of care means providing care to the same people over time.


We have extensive experience in hormonal therapy for gender transition, fertility options for queer families, puberty blocking for appropriate adolescents, sexually transmitted infection testing, HIV treatment and prevention including PreP. We understand that more than a single letter defines you and we will tailor your care to the individual you are.


OUT HEALTH understands that addiction is a brain disease that affects behavior and recurs frequently over time. Like many medical problems, addiction issues are often inherited. Medications can assist you in feeling better as you work toward your recovery, whether Suboxone(TM) Vivitrol(TM) or other medications.


The vision of OUT HEALTH is to develop and implement programs that inspire the affirmation, inclusion, and integration of LGBTQ people in all spaces. OUT HEALTH doesn’t only work to provide services to improve individual quality of life, we also work OUT HEALTH for systems and cultural change in order to reduce disparities and expand meaningful access to equitable care.

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Meet the Team

We are committed to you. OUT HEALTH promotes a collaborative culture both within and outside of the organization, working together to meet the needs of every person we serve.

  • Dr. Kathy Oriel, MD, MS

    Throughout her career, Kathy Oriel has been an advocate for LGBTQ+ people and those who struggle with substances. Dr. Oriel is a family physician who…...

  • Dr. Lisa Brinn, MD

     Dr Brinn brings to Out Health twenty years of experience providing sensitive, patient-centered healthcare to people of diverse backgrounds. She began her career with a…...

  • Melisa Arndt

    Melisa began her healthcare career as an EMT before becoming an LPN at Northeast Family Medicine in 2013. She joined Dr. Oriel in private practice…...

  • Katy Beam

    Katy Beam is a Certified Medical Assistant who is thrilled to join Out Health. She has been an enthusiastic advocate for LGBTQ+ people for years,…...


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