Medical, Pharmacy, Mental Health, & Advocacy Services for LGBTQ+ & people impacted by HIV. | Equitas Health

Quality, affirming care for all

Equitas Health is a nonprofit community healthcare system founded in 1984. We are one of the nation’s largest LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS-serving organizations, serving tens of thousands of patients in Ohio, Texas, Kentucky, and West Virginia.

 

We offer:

  • Primary and specialized medical care
  • Pharmacy
  • Dentistry
  • Mental Health & Recovery Services
  • HIV/STI treatment and prevention
  • PrEP/PEP
  • Ryan White/HIV case management
  • Care navigation
  • Advocacy and other community health initiatives.

Equitas Health is a federally-designated Community Health Center. The Equitas Health Institute and the Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO) are divisions of Equitas Health.

 

Our Mission

Equitas Health’s mission is to be the gateway to good health for those at risk of or affected by HIV; for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) community; and for those seeking a welcoming healthcare home.

 

Our Values

Cultural Humility
We have the cultural awareness to provide competent care to the LGBTQ+ community and those seeking a welcoming healthcare home.

Comprehensive Care
Through our network of facilities and expertise, we can address the full needs of patients, offering services in the fields of medical, social, and behavioral care.

Inclusive
The breadth and depth of our services is now greater, and we are able to serve anyone in the community-in addition to those at-risk or living with HIV/AIDS.

Acceptance & Respect
We offer an accepting and safe healthcare environment for all.

Relationship Oriented
We allow our providers to spend more time with patients. This gives them the opportunity to listen to the patient’s concerns, build a relationship, and build competency in treating the patient with a person-centered approach.

Forward Thinking
We stay at the forefront of evolving medical approaches, technology, and treatment to meet the challenging needs of our community.

Nobility of Purpose
We are proud to be engaged in the noble purposes of defeating the HIV/AIDS epidemic and addressing LGBTQ healthcare disparities. We will continue to be pioneers and leaders in the pursuit of health, wellness, equality, and equity.

 

Our History

In 1984, a grave new threat knocked on humanity’s door. We answered the way humans have throughout history: United and ready to fight.

Relatively little was known about HIV/AIDS at the time. But we knew our loved ones in the LGBTQ community were getting sick and dying, and we knew the resources in our battle were lacking.

So we gathered in living rooms and around kitchen tables, caring for the sick in any way we could. Soon, this grassroots movement spread across the state and a collective formed. A flicker of hope was ignited.

Today, we have a new name, and our mission has grown in scope to providing healthcare for all.

We’re still united and even stronger in our collective power.

Our legacy is comprised of the following organizations: AIDS Foundation of Dayton, AIDS Foundation Miami Valley, AIDS Resource Center Ohio, BRAVO, Columbus AIDS Task Force, David’s House of Compassion, Dayton Area AIDS Task Force, Metropolitan Residential Services, and Ohio AIDS Coalition.

Leadership

Meet out Senior Leadership team and Board of Trustees.

The Equitas Health Institute

The Equitas Health Institute offers online and in-person training to companies and organizations looking to create more LGBTQ+ affirming environments.

BRAVO

Survivor Support

BRAVO

The Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO) provides resources, support, and community for LGBTQ+ survivors of hate violence, intimate partner violence, and sexual assault. You are not alone. Visit the BRAVO website for more information and services in your area.

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AIDS Walk Ohio

Giving

AIDS Walk Ohio

When you join AIDS Walk Ohio, you raise critical funds for HIV services and awareness about the new era of HIV: treatment as simple as one pill a day now makes the virus untransmittable. Be and AWO ambassador!

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Pharmacy Gives Back

Our Pharmacy Gives Back

Equitas Health reinvests 100 % of our pharmacy profits back into our programs and services. Your prescription can help pay for someone else’s lifesaving care. Why not pay it forward?

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Transforming Care

Education & Training

Transforming Care Conference

The Equitas Health Institute

Join medical and social service providers, advocates, researchers, activists, and community members for the nation’s largest conference on LGBTQ+ and HIV health equity. Together we can transform care!

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