Wheeling Health Right Inc
Rating: 4.95 stars 20 20 reviews 1,459
61-29th St Wheeling WV 26003 USA
Wheeling Health Right provides quality health care and medications to those most in need, the low-income, and uninsured. The patients are at or below 100% of the federal poverty level, not eligible for Medicaid or VA benefits and residents of WV or Ohio. These patients are the most needy, the ones who “fall through the cracks.” The patients are primarily the working poor, who can’t afford health insurance or it is not offered at their place of employment. Wheeling Health Right was incorporated in 1985 and opened its doors in 1986. Wheeling Health Right currently serves over 16,000 patients, delivered 64,000 patient encounters by midlevel providers and physicians in FY 2006. The clinic filled 145,000 prescriptions. Patient numbers have grown dramatically through the downsizing, layoffs and closing of major industries such as steel and mining in the Ohio Valley. New jobs are retail, no benefit jobs. The clinic depends heavily on community support and in kind donations. In FY 2006, in kind inpatient, outpatient, lab, testing, x-rays and surgery totaled over $6.4 million. Donated pharmaceuticals tallied $12 million. Volunteer services of physicians, both primary care and specialty, totaled over $2million.
Geographic areas served:
Northern Panhandle of West Virginia including Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel & Tyler Counties and Belmont County in Ohio.
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As a former employee of Wheeling Health Right, I was honored to work for an organization that truly believed in caring for the uninsured and underinsured patients in our community. Patients at Wheeling Health Right get vital health care and medications to combat a variety of health care needs. I was proud to know that the work of the caring professionals made a difference in the everyday lives of our patients. The clinic has truly evolved into a place where the less fortunate can go to receive comprehensive health care services.
The staff and volunteers are dedicated to providing the best care possible for the patients. In collaboration with area hospitals, the clinic is able to provide outpatient and inpatient care for its clients.
When my wife and I were first married, we did not have health insurance nor could we afford to purchase insurance. Wheeling Health Right helped to care for both my wife and I during difficult times, kept us healthy and working until we could secure better jobs with benefits. I am so grateful for Wheeling Health Right and their exceptional staff who helped me when I most needed help.
Wheeling Health Right is a nationally recognized model clinic. The clinic strives to put the patient first and to ensure top quality care always. A new dental clinic is the newest addition to the One Stop Shop at Wheeling Health Right. They have outstanding staff and volunteers and the patients truly love to come to the clinic.
As a practicing physician and as a CEO for 13 years of a major health care system, it has been my privilege to have been associated with Wheeling Health Right for 30 years. Under the caring and leadership of Kathie Brown, the organization has grown from a very small clinic to one that is now serving over 15,000 working poor individuals for their primary health care and medications. More services have been added each year and the clinic is about to initiate a full service Dental Clinic.
For the past eight years I have been involved directly with the clinic as a volunteer physician, seeing first-hand the competent and caring work of the mid-level providers, nurses and support staff. As in all organizations, successful ones, must have leadership at the top that sets the tone for the organization. We are blessed to have Kathie Brown as our leader who serves tirelessly to care the economically less fortunate individuals of our community and she does it with a very small administrative staff. In spite of significant cuts in funding by our state government, the clinic has a positive bottom line. This is accomplished through Kathie’s efforts to be the “designated beggar” of the organization.
Wheeling Health Right is truly deserving to be honored by receiving a 2015 Top Rated Award.
Donald H. Hofreuter, M.D.
I started there as a new Nurse Practitioner in 2001. I saw first-hand the incredible need of the patients. Every day I would go and provide care. Every day I climbed exhaustedly into my car to go to my comfortable home with my two sons. I was a single mom at the time and thought quietly, "there by God's grace go I". I love Health Right, Kathy and the staff. They are on the front lines every day providing care for the lost and unwanted. There are stories of love, courage and faith. Above all there is compassion and caring. I wish I could be a part of their team and someday may return, but for now I do what I can to ensure that Health Right survives.
Wheeling, WV is blessed to have Kathie Brown and her organization in our area. Kathie goes above and beyond her job to take care of the patients, secure available funding and hire top notch staff. It is a wonderful organization.
I was a patient for several years. If it hadn't been for them, I would never have found out I was in renal failure and I probably would be dead, I got my medications there at an affordable price and received excellent frim all the staff. They are such a wonderful asset to a community of people without health insurance. I can't imagine what Wheeling would be like without them!
I started off being a patient way back in 1985 when I lost my health care from a work stoppage.I saw first hand what they did for the working poor.
I progressed to a Board Member for two different cycles.
Health Right has earned my respect and the respect from the Ohio Valley communities
Very proud of my time with Health Right and what they do in our valley
This is a fabulous organization that provides vital services to the community. The people of Wheeling Health Right are dedicated, special people. They do all they can to help their clients and I feel my donations have been wisely used.
The staff truly cares about the PEOPLE they serve. Patients aren't numbers at Wheeling Health Right and administration is always looking for new, innovative ways to offer services that address their patients' unique needs.