January 2024 Newsletter

This year, embrace the healthiest and strongest version of yourself. 

Welcome to the first WV Health Right newsletter of 2024! As we step into the year ahead, we’re energized by the possibility for positive change that we see all around us. We’re inspired by the continued dedication of our volunteers and staff to the well-being of our community. If you’re looking to make a change in your own health and well-being (or your family’s), we’re here to support you along the way. Below, we’ve highlighted just a few services and resources that might be of interest. Here’s to a fantastic year of health and happiness!

Get moving in our free gym on Charleston’s West Side!

Located at 515 Central Ave, our CommUNITY Wellness Center provides a unique space for everyone in our community to access our services—including a modern fitness room—at no cost. Whatever your preferred workout style, we’ve got you covered! Our fitness room is complete with a rower, treadmill, vault mirror, fusion cardio resistance, recumbent bike, workbench, and Cybex weight machine, as well as built-in interactive screens for custom workouts.

Weekly & Monthly Cooking Classes 

We offer a variety of free cooking and nutrition classes for people of all ages. Currently, classes at our CommUNITY Wellness Center are full. Those interested in registering for spring classes (starting in May) may call 304-340-1558 to be placed on the waitlist.

Nutrition & Health Cooking Class
East End Clinic
10–11 AM

SCALE Teaching Kitchen
East End Clinic
11 AM–12 PM

Stealthy Healthy Cooking Class
CommUNITY Wellness Center

Chop It Like It’s Hot
CommUNITY Wellness Center

Dental Care That Makes a Difference

Did you know that oral health is essential to overall health? Studies have shown that poor oral health increases your risk for heart and lung diseases, stroke, diabetes, and more. By taking good care of your mouth, you’re caring for your entire body!

WV Health Right’s mobile dental clinic provides free, high quality oral healthcare to low-income West Virginians 18 and older. 

Available services include dental cleanings, fillings, and extractions. The mobile dental unit features state-of-the-art equipment and is operated in partnership with Marshall University School of Dentistry. 

For more information—and to find us in a community near you—visit our website.

Suffering with substance use disorder? We can help.

No matter where you are in your journey with substance use disorder, our team is committed to your care and recovery. From one-on-one counseling to specialized support groups, on-site peer recovery support specialists, and access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT), we have a wide range of services available to meet your needs.

In 2023, WV Health Right provided medication-assisted treatment to 168 patients.

Featured Program: A Dose of Hope Recovery Group

Mondays and Wednesdays from 1–2 PM

CommUNITY Wellness Center

This free, bi-weekly gathering is an opportunity to give and receive support while fostering courage, hope, and healing. Led by peers and facilitated by licensed counselor Krista Neophytou, MA, LPC, A Dose of Hope Recovery Group is open to all. Sobriety is not a requirement for participation.

If you would like more information about the harm reduction or recovery services offered by WV Health Right, please call Rhonda at 304-414-5922.

2024 marks a new chapter for WV Health Right, too!

After more than a year of construction, the three-story addition to our East End Clinic will officially open its doors this summer. By donating today, you can help us provide expanded services to our community for years to come.