Prism Health North Texas has partnered with Ohio-based Equitas Health to create an integrated care model to provide expensive life-saving prescription drugs such as those used for HIV infection. The partnership will allow medical care and prescription drug access in the same location.
The location will be called Prism Health North Texas Pharmacy and will be Equitas’ first location in Texas, adjacent to a PHNTX health center in South Dallas. It is scheduled to open up in October.
“We couldn’t be more excited than to be partnering with Prism Health North Texas,” Equitas Health President & CEO William J. Hardy said via release. “Our organizations have many similarities, and serve many similar patients. We’re honored that we’ve been chosen by them to open this new pharmacy location—a first in our collaboration and our first pharmacy outside Ohio.”
“Prism Health North Texas is thrilled to be joining forces with Equitas Health to bring much needed pharmacy services to PHTNX patients and people living in South Dallas,” said Prism Health North Texas CEO Dr. John Carlo via release. “We will be in a location that can be considered a pharmacy desert in a community that experiences some of the highest rates of chronic health conditions in the U.S.”
Equitas Health was established in 1984 and is one of the largest organizations serving the LGBT communities with HIV and AIDS treatment It has 17 offices in 11 cities serving more than 67,000 individuals in Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia.