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Equitas Health

Who We Are: Since 1984, Equitas Health has served thousands of patients in Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia each year with patient-centered, integrated, and cutting edge services. With medical centers located in Cincinnati, Columbus & Dayton, and over a dozen regional offices throughout the state of Ohio, it is our mission 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.

What We Do: Our services include 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 important initiatives for LGBTQ+ victims of violence, transgender youth, and communities impacted by the opioid crisis. The Equitas Health Institute serves as our research and education arm, focusing on reducing health disparities in the LGBTQ+ community. Our integrated approach to everything we do helps us reach the communities and people most in need of quality, affordable, and affirming care.

Why We're Important: As a federally-designated Community Health Center, Equitas Health is one of the largest HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ+ serving healthcare organizations in the United States. As a recognized leader in HIV/AIDS specialty care, we are building on our legacy of LGBTQ+ activism and outreach to expand our mission and commitment to make better health something that cannot be predicted by race or class, education or zip code, gender identity or sexual orientation.

How We Impact The Community: Nearly 90% of people living with HIV who receive treatment or case management services at Equitas Health have achieved viral suppression and cannot transmit the virus to sexual partners.

Equitas Health medical, dental, counseling, and support services are specially designed to serve the needs of people living with HIV, the LGBTQ+ community, and those kept or left out of the healthcare sytsem.

Equitas Health testing counselors and linkage to care coordinators are trained to guide people from diagnosis to regular treatment to improve health outcomes and prevent the spread of HIV.

How You Can Help: Attend Art for Life on October 23, 2021 at the Columbus Museum of Art. Since 1989, this biennial art auction has raised awareness and approximately $6 million for Equitas Health. Art for Life is a celebration of the arts community, Equitas Health’s life-saving work, and a celebration of life! Live and silent auctions feature some of the best local and internationally recognized artists. Art for Life 2018 continued its legacy as the most successful charity art auction in Ohio with over $1,000,000 raised and over 1,000 attendees. More information is available at To donate anytime, please visit:

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1105 Schrock Road, Suite 350 Columbus, OH 43229 614-340-6768

Executive Director: William J. Hardy, CEO

Development Director: Robert Copeland Email: Board Chair: Sam Rinehart

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