The mission of WV Health Right is to provide quality medical, dental, pharmaceutical, vision, behavioral health, health education and mobile dental services to nearly 20,000 needy West Virginians.
WV Health Right is predicated upon four assumptions. These assumptions are basic to the activities, services and functions of the clinic and its staff (paid and volunteers). First, each person is viewed as having inherent uniqueness, value, and worth, and is therefore worthy of the respect of others. Second, there are certain fundamental rights belonging to all persons. Basic health care is one of these fundamental rights. Third, with these rights there are corresponding responsibilities. Patients who receive services at WV Health Right have the individual responsibility to participate in their care. Fourth, members of a society have the responsibility to care for the most weak and vulnerable among them. Poverty, illness and other social and environmental factors often create a vulnerable population. These four basic assumptions provide the purpose and guide the activities of WV Health Right.
WV Health Right exists specifically as an expression of the community’s desire to provide basic healthcare services to the poor. Through the process of securing a variety of resources, creating a caring environment, and providing healthcare services and treatment, the clinic works to make healthcare accessible to the poor.