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Wheeling Health Right Inc

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Causes: Community Clinics, Health, Mental Health, Mental Health Disorders, Smoking Addiction

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

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Advisor

Rating: 5

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.

Emily35

Advisor

Rating: 5

Wheeling Health Right is always there for those who cannot afford health care. It saves people's lives and gives them the opportunity to live a better life. Many people have been touched by its services.