September 2023 Newsletter

CommUNITY in Action

Launched in the spring of 2021 on Charleston’s West Side, our West Side Clinic and CommUNITY Wellness Center go above and beyond providing medical care. Not only does the clinic offer a full range of healthcare services, but it has also expanded to include a gym, teaching kitchen, child care services, food distribution center, and more. Watch our video to learn how we’re working to build a healthier and more inclusive community!

“The ‘unity’ in CommUNITY Wellness Center says it all. We want to bring people together, and for everyone in our community to feel like this space is an extension of their family and home.”

—Shayla Leftridge, West Side Clinic and Wellness Center Site Coordinator and Director of Community Outreach, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

In the News

Dr. Angie Settle, WV Health Right’s CEO, recently chatted with Direct Relief about shifts in the nation’s nurse workforce and how our own clinic’s staffing needs have changed since the pandemic.

A Very Social September

WV Health Right was out and about in the community last month, and we also welcomed many visitors through our doors!

Angie accepts a “We Love Our Community” award from the Charleston Area Alliance for “Best Redevelopment” for the West Side Clinic and CommUNITY Wellness Center.

WV Health Right staff attended the third annual West Side Community Health Fair at Magic Island.

Representing WV Health Right, Angie spoke at the 78th Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS at the University of Charleston.

Thanks to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, Encova, Gilead, Huntington Bank Foundation, and Dan Winters, Vice President of Communication & Public Relations with BHE Renewables, for letting us proudly show you around our space!

Volunteer Opportunity

This year’s Remote Area Medical—RAM ® clinic is coming up fast—happening in Charleston from October 21st to 22nd! We’re still looking for volunteer dentists and ophthalmologists to offer services at this free, pop-up clinic. 

Please be in touch if you’re interested in helping provide our neighbors in need with access to vital care.


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