Wheeling Health Right
Address: 61 29th St
Name of Programs Funded through UW: Dental Clinic & our Brooke County Patients
Contact Name: Ann Ricci and Kathie Brown
Phone Number: 304-233-1135
What is Wheeling Health Right?
Wheeling Health Right provides access to free comprehensive medical care, preventative care, and pharmaceuticals to the underserved. We embrace the philosophy that all are entitled to health maintenance and care. WHR serves those at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Level, have no insurance, or are eligible for Medicaid, and reside in Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, and Tyler Counties in West Virginia and Belmont County, Ohio. WHR treats the whole person from a holistic perspective in an accurate managed care model. The clinic is now seeing children from age 4 to 18.
How does United Way support Wheeling Health Right?
United Way allocations help extend our reach and serve our patients in Belmont County, Ohio, and our dental clinic. The Dental Clinic was added in 2016, which serves hundreds of patients each year. Dental Care is vital to the health and welfare of everyone. Until a year ago, Medicaid paid $0 for dental care and now allots $1000 per Medicaid patient per year. Patients who have had little to no dental care since becoming an adult have extensive work needed, including complete mouth extractions, need for dentures or partials, and these services are costly.
Wheeling Health Right works in tandem with the Dean of WVU School of Dentistry to meet the needs of dental patients by providing dental students to provide treatment and extractions. Dental care provided at a free and charitable clinic improves the physical health and welfare of every patient served. It allows dentists and medical providers to work cohesively to treat our patients. United Way truly helps our organization as a whole. The average cost per visit per patient is $95. As the healthcare landscape changes and the economy is in constant flux, Wheeling Health Right remains the only source of healthcare to thousands of our friends and neighbors.
We offer COVID-19 vaccinations, COVID-19 Boosters and COVID-19 Testing Monday-Friday: 8:30am-3pm. You do not have to be a patient of Wheeling Health Right to take advantage of these services. Wheeling Health Right provides life-sustaining medication to our patients. Unfortunately, many of our patients must choose between food for their families and medications, and feeding their children comes first. Wheeling Health Right works closely with all other hospitals’ health and social service agencies in our community to ensure our patients receive the services they need.
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About the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley
The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley supports Ohio County, Tyler County, Marshall County, Wetzel County, Brooke County in West Virginia, and Belmont County and Monroe County in Ohio. Donating through your local United Way is the best way to reach the most people in need.
The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley is an organization that supports nonprofit organizations in our area through annual campaigns, payroll deduction fundraising efforts, and individual donations. These community-minded people combine donations from employees and businesses alike to help assist those who need it most. The support from the annual campaign is then allocated to nonprofit programs through our volunteer allocations panels. We support 40 programs (and counting) in the upper Ohio Valley that tackle the toughest needs in the Ohio Valley. Consider giving to the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley today.