Our Mission:

Eradicate Disparity.

Health Access works tirelessly to eliminate the disparities in healthcare that exist in our community among those who lack access to basic healthcare including primary and specialty care, prescription medications, cancer screenings, vision, dental, and more.

Find out how we’re working this year to eradicate dental disparity through our “Next Right Thing” Capital Campaign.

 
 
 
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Our Mission

Community-driven healthcare focused on eradicating disparities and healthcare inequality among our neighbors by providing access to quality, comprehensive primary medical care, prescription medications, and specialty care at no cost for the most vulnerable residents of Harrison and Doddridge counties.

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Our Impact

Founded in 1992, Health Access, like many other free and charitable clinics, began as a community-initiated response to the visible plight of the uninsured who lacked access to basic healthcare. Over 26 years later, we are still responding to that need and are continually reminded that the need for a safety net clinic in our community is not diminishing but increasing.

 

2,423

UNIQUE PATIENTS CARED FOR

and provided access to comprehensive healthcare services like primary care visits, problem-focused visits, pharmacy-visits, women’s healthcare visits, and screening visits.

 

11,175

PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS FILLED

through our exclusive partnership with Mylan Pharmaceuticals who provides all of our generic medications and through various patient assistance programs who provide access to life-saving brand name medications.

 
 

9,715+

TOTAL VISITS TO OUR MEDICAL HOME

which translates into 9,715 times in the last year that disparity and inequality in healthcare did not prevail.

 
 

Our Services

Health Access serves the community by providing access to a comprehensive medical home for many who otherwise would lack access and either have to forego care or seek care through the local emergency department leading to increased disparity and poor outcomes. Instead, Health Access stands in the gap and provides the following safety net services for our patients:


Patient-centered primary care

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Health Access provides access to patient-centered primary care through its full-time nurse practitioner and cadre of volunteer physicians and other medical professions. This care is informed and guided by our model of care which ensures that every patient at Health Access has access to a personal physician who directly oversees the patient’s care for all stages of life and ensures that care is well-coordinated and integrated with the utmost emphasis on quality and safety.

Prescription Medications

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With the support of our partner, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Health Access is able to provide access to quality generic prescription medications to our patients. Brand name prescriptions are also available thanks to our partnerships with World Vision, Direct Relief, BD, Americares, and through patient-assistance programs.

Vision Screenings and Glasses

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Four times a year, Health Access works together with the WVU Eye Institute and the Lions Club to provide dilated vision exams and diabetic retinopathy checks as well as the opportunity to purchase discounted glasses through their Appalachian Vision Outreach Program.

Harm Reduction

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In 2017, the clinic’s leadership recognized that our community was on the cusp of a public health crisis as a result of the opioid epidemic. To combat the spread of infectious disease and minimize the risk to first responders and other medical professionals, the clinic partnered with the Harrison-Clarksburg Health Department to begin a harm reduction program that offers a syringe exchange, infectious disease testing and education as well as resources geared toward recovery.

Tobacco Cessation Counseling

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Smoking is one of the most detrimental things one can do for their health. Health Access offers a variety of services to help those addicted to tobacco products quit their habit including a certified tobacco cessation counselor, pharmacological support through prescriptions like Chantix, and access to the WV Tobacco Quitline.

Hospital Services

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Thanks to our long-standing partnership with United Hospital Center, uninsured, Health Access patients have access to hospital services like routine lab work, imaging studies, specialty clinics and more.
 

West Virginia Breast and CerviCAL CancER SCREENINGS

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Health Access also provides access to comprehensive women’s health screenings, mammograms and pap tests through the West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program.

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In addition, once a year Health Access teams with the WVU Cancer Institute to bring Bonnie’s Bus, a mobile mammography unit, to Clarksburg to provide free mammograms to any women over 40 regardless of their ability to pay!

dental care

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Health Access currently offers dental care through our partnership with the WV Health Right and their Mobile Dental Clinic. The mobile dental unit comes on-site twice a month until the program finishes in June 2019.

Our clinic is also in the process of adding to our current clinic space two brand new, state-of-the art dental operatories with the intent of launching our own dental program in the Fall of 2019. To learn more about our dental initiative check out our Next Right Thing Capital Campaign.

Behavioral Medicine

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Health Access provides behavioral medicine and psychological services to our patients as well via our resident psychologist and Health Access board member, Dr. Amy Strange who provides cognitive behavioral therapy and psychotherapy as well as administers a number of mental health evaluations and assessments for our patients.

Women’s HEalthCARE

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In addition to our partnership with the WV BCCSP program, Health Access also provides many other women’s health services including access to clinical breast exams, pap tests, cervical cancer screenings, mammograms, and more.

 

April 2015

“They treat everybody with respect, and when they feel you have an issue, they work with you and they deal with it…anybody that contributes to this outfit, their money’s well spent. It’s serving it’s purpose”

The Exponent Telegram / Read Full Article

 

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Get Involved

Health Access is not a federal or state initiative but the community’s response to the plight of the uninsured. Consider helping us heal the inequalities and disparities that beset our neighbors by either becoming a patient, volunteering at our clinic or making a donation .

 

Become a Patient

Click below or call our clinic to find out more information about how to become a patient.

Volunteer opportunities

Health Access is totally dependent on medical volunteers. Consider volunteering once a week or even once a month at the Free Clinic and practice medicine unencumbered.

Make a Donation

Health Access would not exist without the support of individual donors. With each dollar, Health Access nearly triples your return on investment providing three times the value in medical care to the uninsured.