Equity Health Center Ribbon Cutting and Open House Introduces Health Care Services, Support, and Providers to Greater Coatesville Community

Posted by Alyssa Kotzmann
On March 26, 2024

Thursday, April 11th Event Includes Free Health Screenings, Tours, Giveaways, and Refreshments

Coatesville, PA – March 27, 2024 – The Equity Health Center (EHC), the Greater Coatesville area’s connection to affordable health care, invites the community to its Ribbon Cutting and Open House on Thursday, April 11, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Brandywine Center (744 East Lincoln Highway, 4th Floor, Coatesville, PA 19320). The event introduces the new facility and EHC services and providers.

Founded in 2023, Equity Health Center is a collaboration between The Alliance for Health Equity (The AHE) and The Health Equity Group (formerly the Greater Coatesville Hospital Closure Group). EHC is funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) by the Chester County Health Department. The goal of EHC is to build an integrated healthcare ecosystem to meet the needs of all residents in the Greater Coatesville area. EHC’s physical location, offering clinical, behavioral, and social support services, is on the 4th floor of the Brandywine Center. Through its website, Equityhealthcenter.org, it also provides digital access to health services and a wide range of resources to help eliminate barriers to accessing health services.

“We’ve assembled skilled and trusted care providers to meet a wide range of patient needs, including physical, mental, and emotional health care, with an emphasis on preventative care,” says Kevin Ressler, President and CEO of The Alliance for Health Equity. “Our providers are interconnected to ensure patients can access the high-quality care they need in a whole-person centered, equitable, and culturally tailored manner.”

During the event, community members will have the opportunity to get a free blood pressure screening, tour the facility, enjoy refreshments, and receive free tickets for raffle prizes when they visit representatives from the following care providers that will be at the event: Chester County Hospital, Community Volunteers in Medicine, Transportation Management Association of Chester County, ChesPenn Health Services, Coatesville Youth Initiative, Coatesville Center for Community Health, and Maternal and Child Health Consortium.

The Ribbon Cutting and Remarks will begin at 5:00 p.m.

“We are so excited to welcome the community to our Ribbon Cutting and Open House to connect with our healthcare providers and learn about the services they can access through Equity Health Center,” says Moira Gassenmeyer, EHC Coordinator. If unable to attend, interested individuals can contact Moira by phone at 484-257-9762 or by email at mgassenmeyer@alliancehealthequity.org.

Individuals and corporations interested in contributing to Equity Health Center’s sustainability can learn more about financially supporting EHC by calling Jean Marie Carroll at 484-257-9783.

Along with the Ribbon Cutting, Equity Health Center is launching a user-friendly website to help residents identify physical and mental health services, regardless of insurance status, and learn about free wellness events, transportation, and more. Visit equityhealthcenter.org to learn more about its health network, which aims to foster connections within the Greater Coatesville area to affordable healthcare solutions.

About Equity Health Center

Founded in 2023, Equity Health Center (EHC) is a collaboration between The Alliance for Health Equity (AHE) and The Health Equity Group (formerly the Greater Coatesville Hospital Closure Group) and is funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) by the Chester County Health Department, as well as supported by individual and corporate donations and grants. Dedicated to helping all Coatesville-area residents live healthier lives by building an accessible, integrated healthcare ecosystem that meets the diverse needs of underserved populations in the Greater Coatesville area. EHC strives to ensure that everyone has equitable healthcare options and access, including those who are uninsured or underinsured. EHC’s goal is to provide the connections, information, resources, and guidance that assist individuals in finding affordable health care and the help they need to access it. For more information, visit equityhealthcenter.org.