Service Area Competition Community Care of West Virginia, Inc. P.O. Box 217, Rock Cave, West Virginia 26234 Richard G. Simon, Chief Executive Officer (304) 924-6262 (Office) / (304) 545-0571 (Cell) / (304) 924-5460 (Fax) email: firstname.lastname@example.org / website: communitycarewv.org West Virginia Congressional Districts 1, and 2 A Federal 330 Community Health Center Site Requesting Continuation of Existing 330 Community Health Center Funding (H80C80080) Community Care of West Virginia, Inc. (“CCWV”) is a community based, non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center (“FQHC”), serving the needs of rural, underserved populations throughout central West Virginia. CCWV operates sixteen (16) health center locations in Braxton, Clay, Harrison, Lewis, Pocahontas, Randolph, and Upshur Counties; a dental clinic in Pocahontas County; and fifty-five (55) school-based health center locations throughout Braxton, Clay, Harrison, Lewis, Pocahontas, and Upshur Counties. CCWV has been providing healthcare to the medically underserved, regardless of their ability to pay, for over 40 years, and it remains firm in its commitment to identify and serve those medically underserved. In all, CCWV serves some of the most rural and geographically isolated sections of West Virginia. The patients served by CCWV are rural community members of all ages and life cycles. United States Census statistics for individuals and families in the CCWV service areas falling below poverty level are more than 30% higher than the national average. West Virginia has significantly higher rates, as compared to the national benchmarks, in several important health outcomes and factors, including premature death, percentage of low birth weight, percentage of adults currently smoking, and percentage of adults who are obese. As a result, West Virginians suffer from greater rates of diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and hypertension, all of which significantly contribute to poor health outc
omes across the target population. In addition, West Virginia has been mired in a prescription drug abuse epidemic, leading it to have the highest overdose rates in the nation. Further complicating these health issues are significant barriers to care, including economic factors (including West Virginia’s higher than the National average of uninsured patients) and significant access and transportation challenges faced by so many of the target area’s extremely rural and often geographically isolated communities. CCWV has a proven track record of overcoming those barriers and delivering comprehensive primary healthcare services to the target population. Over the last three years, CCWV has worked to increase the access to care for the communities it serves, and it has expanded mental health services to communities that were previously unserved by any mental health provider. The proposed project will continue to address the specific needs seen in these communities, and it will ensure that the residents of those communities continue to have access to the highest quality, most affordable primary healthcare services, regardless of their ability to pay. According to last year’s Uniform Data System report, CCWV saw 47,722 patients and 166,367 total visits. CCWV utilized 32.56 medical provider FTEs, across the sixty-five (65) service sites referenced above, to accomplish those totals. With this proposed project, CCWV will increase its total patients to 48,000. The services to be provided shall include the full range of mandated and approved services, including but not limited to general primary care, diagnostic laboratory, screenings, emergency medical services, voluntary family planning, immunizations, pediatrics, well child services, gynecological care, obstetrics, dental services, referral to specialty services, pharmacy, pain management, behavioral health, and substance abuse services.