Temporary Service Changes, Office Closures, and Event Cancellations

You're adjusting your life to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We're adjusting our services to help you stay healthy from home.

Changes in Services

The following is a list of adjustments we’ve made to our programming and services in order to reduce the risk of COVID-19 (coronavirus) infections.

Medical, Psychiatry, and Counseling Services

Pharmacy

Please make use of the following services in order to reduce COVID-19 transmissions.

  • Free delivery* of prescriptions and select over-the-counter medicines. (Some restrictions apply.)
  • Call the pharmacy from your car when you arrive for pick up. We can bring your prescription to you.
  • Express pick-up lane for patients who are 60 years and older, pregnant, or have chronic health conditions.

Dental

Dental Services at our Columbus-King-Lincoln and Dayton locations have resumed offering their full range of services via TeleHealth and in-person appointments, including preventative, restorative, and emergency services. Please see our Dentistry page for an updated list of available services.

HIV/STI Testing

Testing is now by appointment only at all locations except our Dayton Medical Center. Call the location nearest you to request an appointment:

  • Akron: (330) 794-5289
  • Athens: (740) 331-4165
  • Columbus—Clintonville: schedule your HIV/STI testing appointment now
  • Dayton Medical Center: HIV testing on Thursdays, 9AM-4PM, drop-in or by appointment (937) 853-3650
  • Lima: (419) 222-0827
  • Portsmouth: (740) 529-0018
  • Toledo: (419) 241-9444
  • Youngstown: (330) 333-7117

You are #healthworthy: Refresh our safer sex skills at OHIV.org or by calling our HIV/STI experts at 1-800-332-2437.

Sexual Health Clinics STI Testing  & Treatment

Our sexual health clinics now require appointments for testing and treatment:

Though our offices are reopening, we will continue meeting with clients remotely until further notice. For your safety and the safety of our limited on-site staff, please avoid physical entry into our offices without instruction from your case manager.

Our Medical and Housing Case Managers are currently conducting most appointments by phone. If you are a current Equitas Health client, please contact your case manager through their direct phone line or email. For other questions or assistance please contact us at one of the following phone numbers.

Akron Office | (330) 794-5289

Athens Office | 740 529-0018

Canton Office | (330) 794-5289

Columbus – Clintonville Office | (614) 299-2437,  On-Call line: (614) 299-2437 x4105

Dayton – Kuhns Building Office | (937) 461-2437, On-Call line:  (937) 853-3655

Lima Office | (419) 222-0827

Mansfield Office | (419) 525-2437

Newark Office | (740) 281-5210

Portsmouth Office | (740) 529-0018

Toledo Ohio | (419) 241-9444

Youngstown Office | (330) 794-5289

Support Groups 

All Equitas Health support groups scheduled through the end of November, 2020 have either been cancelled, moved to a virtual platform, or have both in-person and virtual options.

Tuesdays Without Tina | Attend virtually or in-person. Get the details.

In Transition | Meets virtually on Tuesdays at 4PM on Get the details.

Living Positively | Meets virtually every other Thursday at 3PM on Get the details.

Work of A.R.T. | Meets virtually every Wednesday at 7PM on Get the details.

Power of Change | Meets virtually every Tuesday at 11AM on Get the details.

All other support groups have been canceled through November, 2020.

Social Groups

All Equitas Health social groups scheduled through the end of November, 2020 have either moved to a virtual platform or have both in-person and virtual options.

BroCode | Akron | Follow on Facebook for event info

Brothers in UNITY | Columbus | Follow on Facebook for event info

Mozaic | Columbus | Follow on Facebook for event info

QMUnity | Dayton | Follow on Facebook for event info

Toledo MPowerment | Toledo | Follow on Facebook for event info

Trans/Lation | Akron | Follow on Facebook for event info

Name and Gender Change Legal Clinics

Our upcoming Name & Gender Change Legal Clinics will be conducted via video-conference for the foreseeable future. You’ll be able to talk to a trained lawyer over the phone or through Zoom about the name and gender marker process.

Pre-registration is required at least 24 hours in advance of the virtual legal clinic.  Please pre-register here. If you experience issues accessing the registration form, please email legalclinics@equitashealth.com, and the legal clinic coordinator will reach out to find an accessible alternative.

Find Name & Gender Legal Clinic dates here.

Free Condom Delivery

People who participate in our free condom program through OHIV.org should expect delays in the coming weeks. Please plan accordingly. *wink*

 Safe Point (Columbus)

Safe Point is offering an expedited version of its syringe exchange services, which will be conducted through a service window. Safe Point will not be conducting HIV/STI or Hep-C testing until further notice.

Safe Point syringe exchange hours as of May 11, 2020 are:

  • TUES 4 – 8 PM
  • WED 4 – 8 PM
  • SAT 9 AM – 1 PM

Event Changes/Cancellations/Postponements

Transforming Care Conference 2020 | OCT 14-16 | Virtual | Register Today

Masquerage 2020 | OCT | Virtual | Learn More

Art for Life 2020 | Postponed until OCT 23, 2021

 


Office Hours Reduced

Mozaic (Columbus)

The Mozaic community wellness space is open for testing by appointment Tuesdays, 11 AM – 2 PM and Thursdays, 3-7 PM. Call (614) 572-0820 for an appointment. Mozaic is also offering virtual social and educational groups. Follow on Facebook for event info.

Prevention and HIV Support Service Locations

The following Equitas Health prevention and HIV Support Service locations are now staffed at reduced hours. Please only visit these locations if you have been instructed to do so by a staff member. Staff is still working Monday-Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM. Please call or email them directly, or use the general phone numbers below for further assistance.

Akron Office | (330) 794-5289

Athens Office | 740 529-0018

Canton Office | (330) 794-5289

Columbus – Clintonville Office | (614) 299-2437,  On-Call line: (614) 299-2437 x4105

Dayton – Kuhns Building Office | (937) 461-2437, On-Call line:  (937) 853-3655

Lima Office | (419) 222-0827

Mansfield Office | (419) 525-2437

Newark Office | (740) 281-5210

Portsmouth Office | (740) 529-0018

Toledo Ohio | (419) 241-9444

Youngstown Office | (330) 794-5289

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