How to Give

There are a number of ways you can donate to WV Health Right to help us continue to provide vital and lifesaving healthcare to low-income, uninsured, underinsured, and underserved adults throughout South Central West Virginia.

West Virginia’s oldest and largest free and charitable clinic is expanding.

Support our expansion campaign so we can continue to meet the healthcare needs of all West Virginians.

Ways to Donate

You can send your donation to:

WV Health Right, Attention: Angie Settle

1520 Washington Street East, Charleston, WV 25311

 

If you have questions please call: Angie Settle, CEO

(304) 414-5931 or asettle@wvhealthright.org

Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. These programs typically match your contributions dollar for dollar. Please check with your employer about their matching gift program, complete the required forms, and send your donation to WV Health Right.

A gift of appreciated securities held for more than one year can provide significant benefits to you as well as WV Health Right. If you are interested in donating securities, please call Angie Settle at (304) 414-5931 for instructions and forms.

In December 2005, the WV Health Right Board of Directors, in an act of prudent stewardship and fiduciary responsibility, established a permanent endowment for the clinic. WV Health Right, while traditionally successful in its fundraising, relies on many sources of funding that could become sporadic or unreliable. An endowment ensures that in periods of financial stress the clinic can continue to serve the health needs of its patients. Further, grants typically are not available for the maintenance or capital needs of the organization. Our endowment is designed to ensure that low-income uninsured/underinsured individuals will have access to healthcare through WV Health Right. The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation manages the endowment. For additional information regarding the endowment, contact:

Mendi Harkins, Fiscal Director

phone: (304) 414-5916

email: mharkins@wvhealthright.org

or The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation at (304) 346-3620.

 

You can make a one-time or recurring donation through our secure online payment system. Click here to donate now.

RAM Free Clinic

Each June, we partner with Remote Area Medical (RAM), a major nonprofit provider of no-cost pop-up clinics, to host a free two-day event at which more than 600 providers offer vision, dental, and medical care to those across our community who cannot afford it. With the help of our volunteers, we provide care to more than 1,000 medically underserved individuals during this two-day period each year.

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

WV Health Right’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner recognizes our dedicated team of volunteers who donate their time to the clinic, as well as our Volunteer of the Year. This event is the clinic’s primary fundraising event. Support the event by sponsoring, buying a table, or purchasing individual tickets.

For more information regarding the RAM Free Clinic and the annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, please contact:

Steven Hall, Director of Communications and Liaison to the CEO

phone: (304) 414-5917

email: shall@wvhealthright.org

Planned giving integrates a donor’s charitable gift with his or her overall financial, tax, and estate planning goals to maximize benefits to both the donor and WV Health Right. For more information, contact your broker or tax advisor.

To help make an impact on the healthcare of our community, sign up for the Kroger Community Rewards Program and designate WV Health Right as your organization. It’s easy. . . just register your Plus Card, enter our account number: IQ159, and swipe your card every time you shop at Kroger.

Volunteer

Volunteers are the very foundation of WV Health Right. Without our “army” of 400 medical and non-medical volunteers, the clinic would be unable to serve the more than 40,000 patients who find their way to us each year.

Medical Professional Volunteer Positions

Provides assessment, diagnostic, treatment, and follow-up decisions related to the health needs of patients.

Provides assessment, diagnostic, treatment, and follow-up decisions related to the health needs of patients.

Provides nursing care including initial assessment, patient education, dispensary, laboratory, and provider support. RN also initiates physician referrals, draws and processes laboratory samples, prepares exam rooms, and stocks supplies as needed.

 

Provides assessment, diagnostic, treatment, and follow-up decisions related to the dental needs of patients.

Provides consultation to providers and medication education, dispenses medications, and assists with maintaining medication room.

Provides group and individual disease management education in various areas including diabetes management, weight loss, tobacco cessation, and Hepatitis C management.

Provides assistance to dentist during procedures, assists with various laboratory duties such as making impressions and cleaning and polishing removable devices, and provides patient education.

Provides patient tooth and gum examinations and dental cleanings, and educates patients in developing a good oral hygiene plan.

Takes patient to available exam room and assists patient in filling out medical history forms as needed. Obtains vital signs, weight, and chief complaint from patient, assists provider as needed, assists in laboratory and dispensary as needed, and cleans exam room after patient use.

 

General Volunteer Positions

Assists with filing, copies and collates brochures, prepares mailings, performs data entry, and assists with maintaining orderly storage areas.

Participates in planning, preparing for, and conducting a special event.

Assists staff in development of short-term and long-range information technology plans and provides implementation assistance.

Assists staff with print and online communications media to represent objectives of the organization effectively.

Volunteers (either individuals or groups) are needed to provide special services such as painting, cleaning, landscaping, and outside maintenance.