Scoppechio – Columbus Awarded Media Contract by Equitas Health 

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Helping build awareness about Equitas Health new model of healthcare.

Our Columbus-based office has been awarded the media contract by Equitas Health for the launch of its newest community health center and retail pharmacy in Cincinnati, Ohio. Equitas Health is one of the nation’s largest healthcare organizations focused on serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) communities.

“We are proud to work with this exceptional non-profit organization and to help build awareness in the LGBTQ+ community about the new model of healthcare that Equitas Health brings to Cincinnati,” said Toni Clem, president and CEO of Scoppechio.

“We serve anyone seeking a welcoming healthcare home, regardless of insurance coverage. We look forward to providing effective, specialized care especially for the LGBTQ+ community in Cincinnati,” added Bill Hardy, CEO of Equitas Health. “Many people feel unable to be honest about their medical needs, are turned away from care, or are unable to find culturally competent providers. Equitas Health’s mission is ‘Care for All’.”

Equitas Health’s first Cincinnati office, located in Walnut Hills at 2805 Gilbert Ave., expects to open its doors to the public in late February or early March 2020. The goal of the community health center is to serve at least 2,000 patients in its first year.

Services offered by the center include primary care, HIV specialty care, HIV/STI testing and treatment, pre-exposure prophylaxis, post-exposure prophylaxis, chronic disease management, trans health, psychiatry, birth control and emergency contraception, routine women’s health, smoking cessation services, and on-site lab draws. The building will also house a full-service retail pharmacy, the proceeds of which are invested back into healthcare and social services.