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This year we are celebrating 40 years of keeping our community healthy! 

 

We are a Free Health Care Clinic

Milan Puskar Health Right (Health Right) is a free health care clinic for residents of West Virginia who are low-income uninsured or underinsured. Health Right also accepts MEDICAID. Patients are eligible up to 250% of the Federal Poverty Level.

Can I be a patient? Click here to find out if you qualify. 

We Intend to Remain a Free Clinic!

Health Right was founded in 1984 by a group of concerned citizens on the premise that:

“Every person has a right to health care regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay.”

The Affordable Care Act and recent changes in Medicaid have driven most free clinics in West Virginia out of the “free care” model, but Health Right’s Board of Directors have found ways to stay true to our roots and our mission.

Donations

Health Right is supported, in part, by the United Way and various federal, state, and local grants. We depend in large part on donations and in-kind gifts from individuals. Please see our Donors page for more information.

Milan Puskar Health Right is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; your donation is tax-deductible.

Our Impact

Our agency has a staff of 30 and a volunteer corps of more than 200.

Health Right provides more than 28,000 patient encounters and dispenses millions of dollars’ worth of free medications to qualified patients every year.

Margaret Kearney Award for Excellence in Volunteerism

Marilyn Ridenour was presented the prestigious Margaret Kearney Award for Excellence in Volunteerism at our 40th anniversary benefit. Marilyn has been volunteering for Health Right for over a year, mainly serving the L.I.G.H.T. Project. Marilyn is dependable, excellent with our participants and understand the importance of teaching safety and harm reduction to people who are using drugs. When talking about her work here she said, “Helping people without judging them.” She embodies Health Right’s philosophy.  Care without judgment and starting with the expressed needs of the clients. Marilyn is an example of the many volunteers over the last 40 years who have quietly and faithfully come together to help make Health Right and our community a better, safer, and healthier place to live.

 

We thank Marilyn and our many passionate, caring and resilient volunteers who have made the past 40 years possible. Thank You!