Established in 1984, Equitas Health (formerly AIDS Resource Center Ohio), is a regional not-for-profit community-based healthcare system and federally qualified community health center look-alike. Its expanded mission has made it one of the nation’s largest HIV/AIDS, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) healthcare organizations. With 17 offices in 11 cities, it serves more than 67,000 individuals in Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia each year through its diverse healthcare and social service delivery system focused around: primary and specialized medical care, community pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, HIV/STI prevention, advocacy, and community health initiatives. In 2019, the Buckeye Regional Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO) became a part of Equitas Health.
The Equitas Health Pharmacy operates as social enterprise for Equitas Health; 100% of profits are reinvested back into the organization’s programs and services.
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.
We have the cultural awareness to provide competent care to the LGBTQ community and those seeking a welcoming healthcare home.
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.
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.
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.
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.