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West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) believes in taking major health initiatives to protect the general health of peopleWest Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) believes in taking major health initiatives to protect the general health of people and countless visitors to the state. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) is comprised of five bureaus: Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities; Bureau for Child Support Enforcement; Bureau for Public Health; Bureau for Children and Families and Bureau for Medical Services. Some of the major hospitals of West Virginia are.

West Virginia University Hospitals

The services provided by the hospital includes 24-Hour Emergency Care, Outpatient Surgery and Anesthesia, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Stress Tests, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Telemedicine, Radiology, Laboratory, Skilled Nursing, Home Health, Dietary Services and Social Services.

Contact Details
1 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506-4749
(304) 598–4000

Beckley ARH HospitalHospitals in west Virginia

 The services provided by the hospital includes Emergency care, Acute-care hospitalization, Laboratory testing, Radiology, Physical therapy, Skilled Nursing care and Long Term care.

Contact Details
306 Stanaford Road
Beckley, WV 25801-3142
(304) 255–3000

St. Mary's Medical Center

The mission of the Hospital is to improve the health and lives of the people of the state. The services offered by the hospital includes: Surgical Services, Internal Medicine, Orthopedics, Cardiopulmonary, Laboratory, Diabetic Educator, Ear, Nose,Throat, Emergency, Family Practice, Gastroenterology,   Nursing Units, Podiatry, Radiology, Rehabilitation, Senior Care, Urology and Women's Services.

Contact Details
2900 First Avenue
Huntington, WV 25702-1272
(304) 526–1234

Charleston Area Medical Center

The services offered by the hospital are Critical Access Hospital, Nursing Home, Rural Health Clinic, 24/7 Emergency Room, Rehabilitation, Hospice, Ambulance Service, Public Health and Assisted Living Facility.

Contact Details
501 Morris Street
Charleston, WV 25301-1300
(304) 388–5432

Beckley Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Services provided by the hospital includes Cancer Services and Treatment, Cardiology, Heart Care Services, Center for Diabetes Excellence, Dialysis Services, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology and Laboratory Services.

Contact Details
200 Veterans Avenue
Beckley, WV 25801-6499
(304) 255–2121

Berkeley Medical Center

The services of the hospital includes: Bariatric Weight Loss, Behavioral Health Services, Cancer Care, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Diagnostic Services, Ear, Nose and Throat, Emergency Services, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Heart Center, Ophthalmology, Oral Surgery, Orthopedics and Spine.

Contact Details
2500 Hospital Drive
Martinsburg, WV 25401-3402
(304) 264–1000

Bluefield Regional Medical Center
500 Cherry Street
Bluefield, WV 24701-3390
(304) 327–1100

Boone Memorial Hospital
701 Madison Avenue
Madison, WV 25130-1699
(304) 369–1230

Braxton County Memorial Hospital
100 Hoylman Drive
Gassaway, WV 26624-9318
(304) 364–5156

Broaddus Hospital
1 Healthcare Drive
Philippi, WV 26416-9405
(304) 457–1760

Blood Banks

Blood Banks work efficiently to collect quality plasma in a safe and clean environment. Blood Banks work efficiently to collect quality plasma in a safe and clean environment. They produce and market life-saving, diagnostic systems, plasma-derived medicines and hospital pharmacy products. Many hospitals run their own organ and blood bank and save lives by providing blood and services to support transplantation and transfusion medicine.

Beckley Donor Center
200 Industrial Drive
Beckley, WV 25801
Phone:1-800 Red cross
Hours:Wednesday: Noon to 6pm
Donation Types:Whole Blood, Double Red

Biological Life Plasma Service
Clarksburg, West Virginia 26301

American Red Cross Blood Services
100 Industrial Drive
Beckley, West Virginia, USA 25801

American Red Cross
3326 Maccorkle Ave SE
Charleston, West Virginia, USA 25304-1333

American Red Cross-Charleston
4501 Maccorkle Avenue
Charleston, West Virginia, USA 25304
(304) 343-6614

BR Plasma Center
1408 Bigley Avenue
Charleston, West Virginia, USA 25302
(304) 344-9313

Biolife Plasma Services
110 Emily Drive
Clarksburg, West Virginia, USA 26301

Biolife Technologies
1402 Buckhannon Pike
Clarksburg, West Virginia, USA 26301-4494

Central Blood Bank
801 E Park Ave
Fairmont, West Virginia, USA 26554

CSL Plasma Services
551 21st St
Huntington, West Virginia, USA 25703-1540

3040 University Avenue Ste 270
Morgantown, West Virginia, USA 26505

West Virginia Health programs

The Health Department of West Virginia has taken up different health care programs for the benefit of the people of West Virginia. Some of the Health care programs of West Virginia include:

Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Initiative (APPI)

The Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Initiative (APPI) works on oversight, development and coordination of adolescent pregnancy prevention activities. The goal of APPI is to reduce the number of pregnancies among teenagers and adolescents by creating awareness among them of contraceptive services, improved decision making and abstinence.

For more information on this program click here.

AIDS Prevention

AIDS Prevention provides prevention of HIV/AIDS through risk reduction promotion, health education and training, and resource distribution to people at risk and service providers. This is done by community-based organizations, media campaigns, conferences and workshops, youth peer education, HIV counseling and testing at AIDS Prevention Centers, and a statewide AIDS hotline.

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The STD Program monitors disease morbidity in both the public and private sectorsSTD Program

The STD Program monitors disease morbidity in both the public and private sectors on Syphilis, Hepatitis B, Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. They create awareness among people about Acute Hepatitis B, HIV, Early Syphilis, and infections as well as Chlamydia and Gonorrhea when feasible.

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West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program (WVBCCSP)

The West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program (WVBCCSP) is a program that provide access to breast and cervical cancer screening services to uninsured or underinsured women gain .

For more information click here.

Child Protective Services (CPS)

This service is provided to children who are abused or neglected by their parents or by their guardians. Child Protective Services is a specialized Child Welfare service provided by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

Homeless Services

The goals of the Homeless Services provided by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources are:

  • to go through each applicant's request for assistance under the Homeless Program
  • to provide emergency healthy food, proper shelter, and and required medical care
  • to coordinate with state and local agencies and organizations

For more information click here.

West Virginia Children's Health Insurance Program

West Virginia Children's Health Insurance Program (WV CHIP) is a program that provides health insurance to children. Some of the services this insurance program provides include hospital visits, lab and x-ray services, immunizations, prescriptions, dental and eye checkups and mental health services.

For more information click here.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

This program helps people to buy food every month. Eligibility to receive benefits depends upon assets, household size, income, and some household expenses.The limits are defined by government. The asset limit is $2,000 for most households, but if at least one person is at least age 60 or disabled, the asset limit is $3,250.

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West Virginia WISEWOMAN Program

This program provides awareness among women are between 40 to 64 years with the knowledge and skills to improve diet and their lifestyle behavior. West Virginia WISEWOMAN Program Goals are:

  • To decrease heart disease and stroke risk factor
  • To remove health disparities
  • To increase the reach of the WISEWOMAN Program
  • To ensure that WISEWOMAN services are efficient

For more information click here.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

This program provides monthly cash assistance to eligible families. It is based on the goals of assisting economically dependent and at-risk families to become self supporting, enhancing the well-being of children, and on assisting families near the poverty level to remain self-sufficient.

West Virginia Medicaid

West Virginia's Medicaid works effectively for low-income families by giving them access to best medical facilities by paying their medical expenses including foster and adoptive children, pregnant women and women having breast or cervical cancer and for those people whose income is not enough to meet the cost of required medical services.

To be eligible for Medicaid you should belong to any of the following category:

  • pregnant
  • over the age of 65
  • a child or teenager age 18 or under
  • been diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer
  • need nursing home care
  • disabilities
  • blind

West Virginia Vital records

The office of vital records work towards providing authentic records and data related any vital records to all the citizens of West Virginia without any trouble. These records are essential for just administration of our law and for the protection of individual rights.

Obtain Records

Birth Certificates
Death Certificates
Marriage Certificates

Corrections and Amendments

There are two types of changes to certificates. A correction is the process of changing mistaken information on the birth certificate, like misspelled names. Amendments are changes to the information itself.

Birth Certificates

Correcting a Birth Certificate
Changing a Birth Certificate
Establishing Paternity
Delayed Certificate of Birth
International adoption

Death Certificates

Changing/Correcting the Medical Section of a Death Certificate
All other Corrections and Amendments

Health Statistics

One function of the Health Statistics Center is to disseminate information about the health of West VirginiansOne function of the Health Statistics Center is to provide information about the health of West Virginians to inform public policy, and guide disease prevention efforts.

WV Health Atlas
WV County Health Profiles - 2004
WV Bureau for Employment Programs County Profiles
WV Geological and Economic Surveys County At a Glance
Average Day's Vital Events
Popular Names
Health Conditions and Risk Factors
County Data

Contact Details
Health Statistics Center
Room 165, 350 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301-3701
Telephone: (304) 558-9100
Fax: (304) 558-1787
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