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.
Programs: Wheeling health right inc is a nonprofit corporation established to provide free health care services to individuals who have no medical insurance and are in low income groups
Personally I don't think I would be here if it weren't doe Health Right. I lost my job and have several medical issues including diabetes. The staff I. The pharmacy are always friendly and make sure I am well taken care of. The nurses and Staff in the clinic are always extremely attentive to my needs. If I am not well the front staff get me in right away. Thank you for all you to do not only for me but the thousand others who you serve on a yearly basis