Wheeling Health Right Inc

Rating: 4.89 stars   9 reviews

Issues: Mental Health, Health

Location: 61-29th St Wheeling WV 26003 USA

Mission: 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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EIN 31-1149085
304-233-3869
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Rating: 5 stars  

Wheeling Health Right's executive director, medical staff, and volunteers have the expertise to serve the Ohio Valley’s most vulnerable population. They truly care about their patients' health and well-being. The clinic fills gaps in coverage, services, availability, and providers and provides quality health care and promotes healthy lifestyles and diet through on-going education resulting in reduced healthcare costs.

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My mother owes her life to this nonprofit organization. She was able to be admitted to the hospital through the emergency department because this is a service offered by Wheeling Health Right. Dr. Commerci, her family physician, consulted a surgeon when she was admitted and she was found to have a life threatening fatal infection known as necrotizing fascitis (tissue eating bacteria). She was transported via ambulance to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh after having one surgery to try to contain the bacteria. The surgery was not a success and she needed more specialized surgeon and care that were not provided at Wheeling hospital. She ended up having 22 total surgeries, a wound vac placed, and went into acute renal failure. If she was not able to go to the hospital because of Health Right in the first place, she would be dead today! Thank you for saving my mother's life and allowing her to continue being an awesome mother. Thanks to Kathie Brown, the president of this organization, as her dedication to her patient's, patient's families, physicians, and staff has exceeded all expectations. Wheeling Health Right still provides care to my mother today and she receives her medications here as well. The staff are friendly, empathetic and always willing to help. Please keep nonprofit health care organizations such as this one up and running for those individuals that are not fortunate enough to be able to afford health care. I highly recommend Wheeling Health Right to anyone!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being able to have my mother alive and with us today.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

my mother's life!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly, empathetic, and compassionate about the patient's and their coworkers.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

continue to help save lives of millions of people.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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