Valley Health Systems, Inc.

Valley Health Systems (VHS) coordinates a statewide Health Care for the Homeless program, administered through five organizations located in the cities of Huntington, Charleston, Wheeling, Beckley, and Morgantown.

Services

VHS, in conjunction with the Cabell-Huntington Coalition for the Homeless, provides direct services -- via a team model -- out of Harmony House and administrative oversight through subcontracts with four other organizations. Harmony House is a multi-purpose center for persons experiencing homelessness. The health care team comprises a nurse practitioner, counselor, medical director, dentist, and social and outreach workers. Services include primary medical care, substance abuse/mental health assessment, counseling and referral, transportation, dental care, showers, laundry, and assistance in acquiring housing, employment, and other social services. Basic Needs, Behavioral Health Care Services, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Case Management/Social Services, Dental Care, Diabetes Testing/Care, Flu Vaccinations, Immunizations, Labs, Mental Health Counseling, Mobile Van/Transportation, Outreach, Physical Exams, Referrals for Specialty Care, Treatment of Acute Illness, Treatment of Chronic Illness

Linkages

The project works closely with Cabell-Huntington Coalition for the Homeless to arrange linkages with other resources and services in Huntington.

Statistics

Estimated homeless population: 8,500

Patients served: 5,883

Subcontractors

Access Health Care

252 Rural Acres Drive Beckley, WV 25801 
Contact:
Charles Hunt 
Phone:
(304) 252-8551 
Fax:
(304) 252-7372

Community Health Systems, Inc.

252 Rural Acres Drive Beckley, WV 25801
Contact:
Charles Hunt
Phone:
(304) 252-8324
Fax:
(304) 252-7372

Milan-Puskar Health Right, Inc.

341 Spruce Street, PO Box 1519 Morgantown, WV 26507-1519
Contact:
 Laura Jones
Phone:
(304) 292-8234
Fax:
(304) 284-0133

West Virginia Health Right, Inc.

1520 Washington Street East Charlestown, WV 25311
Contact:
Patricia White
Phone:
(304) 414-5911
Fax:
(304) 343-7009

Wheeling Health Right, Inc.

99 Main Street Wheeling, WV 26003
Contact:
Kathie Brown
Phone:
(304) 233-9323
Fax:
(304) 233-3869
Email:
kathie.brown@access.gov