A message to patients on Prism Health's website

Prism Health Center in Southeast Portland closed its doors for three days, citing a threat to the clinic.

Prism is part of the Cascade AIDS Project, and specializes in health services for LGBTQ+ patients.

On Wednesday, May 10, the clinic informed its patients that it would close for the remainder of the week. Its onsite pharmacy, Avita Pharmacy, offered limited access.

Staff said the emergency closure was in response to a threat made toward the clinic by a patient in crisis.

"Out of an abundance of caution we followed our crisis plan and closed. It is our understanding that the patient is currently receiving assistance through a community partner that has the ability to provide the level of care that is needed," Emily Gilliland, Prism's interim CEO, told the Mercury.

Gilliland didn't specify the type of threat.Β 

In a message on its website, Prism advised patients to consult MyChart or consult an after-hours care team.

A spokesperson for the Portland Police Bureau said no report had been made, suggesting the matter was likely handled internally among medical staff and partner providers.

Prism has behavioral health providers and also provides sexual health screenings, gender affirming care, and primary care.