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What is Wellspring?

Cherokee Health Systems’ Wellspring program provides an inclusive space for all to feel comfortable. Providers within the Wellspring program are prepared to treat substance use disorders, hepatitis A, B, and C, sexually transmitted infections (STI), and can assist in HIV treatment and prevention. Our team is skilled at providing primary care to LGBTQ+ people, people who inject drugs, and people without homes. The Wellspring program also employs a large cast of peer recovery and HIV prevention navigators. These navigators are people with lived experience in the LGBTQ+ and substance abuse community who can help move patients through the healthcare system.



Pre-exposure prophylaxis is an oral treatment people at risk for HIV take to prevent getting HIV from sex or injection drug use.

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Post-exposure prophylaxis is an oral treatment that helps prevent HIV within 72 hours of a possible exposure.

HIV Testing

All of our health centers can collect 4th generation HIV tests. These tests are the most advanced and accurate lab tests available. Some clinics also offer rapid HIV tests, which can tell you results within 20 minutes.

STI Testing

All facilities are equipped to collect labs related to all common sexually transmitted infections. Treatment options are available for any possible diagnoses. 

Substance Misuse Treatment

FDA-approved medications are available for the treatment of alcohol and opioid misuse. CHS also employs a team of certified peer recovery specialists who can help support you in your recovery process. Our MAT program follows an intensive outpatient model meaning patients have regular follow-ups with their provider and routinely speak with peer support and/or behavioral health providers. 

Hormone Replacement Therapy

*This service is available to adults 18 years and older only

Our providers offer masculinizing and feminizing gender affirming care. Treatment plans are determined collaboratively between the patient and provider. A behavioral health screening and diagnosis is NOT needed before beginning care. 

How to Schedule an Appointment:

Schedule an appointment with us today! Call 1-866-231-4477 anytime from 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. EST. Staff will collect information, send a registration form for you to complete and schedule your first appointment.

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