About Us

Established in 1984, Equitas Health is a regional nonprofit community healthcare system. A federally-designated Community Health Center, it is one of the largest LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS serving healthcare organizations in the United States. With 19 offices* in 13 cities*, Equitas Health serves tens of thousands of patients in Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia each year through patient-centered, integrated, and cutting edge services, including primary and specialized medical care, pharmacy, dentistry, behavioral health, HIV/STI treatment and prevention, PrEP/PEP, Ryan White/HIV case management, care navigation, advocacy, and other community health initiatives. The Equitas Health Pharmacy is an integral and essential part of the health center’s comprehensive care and business models, reinvesting 100% of profits back into the organization’s programs and services. Equitas Health operates pharmacies serving patients in Ohio and Texas.

The Equitas Health Institute and the Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO) are divisions of Equitas Health.

*With the October 2019 opening of a Dallas, Texas pharmacy and the early 2020 opening of a community health center in Cincinnati.

Our 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.

History

Today, we have a new name, and our mission has grown in scope to providing healthcare for all. But we’re still united—only stronger in our collective power than ever. Learn more about origins here.

Financial Information & Annual Reports

We believe in transparency. Head here to download Equitas Health’s annual audited financial statements and IRS Form 990.

Leadership

Meet our board and senior management team.

Affiliations & Recognitions

We are proud members of many community organizations.