LUCAS returns to RRHC Thursday, May 25, 2023! LUCAS is a 48-foot, state-of-the-art mobile lung cancer screening unit offering low-dose lung cancer screenings. It will be parked at RRHC Harrisville Campus.
Who can get a lung cancer screening on LUCAS?
The mobile unit provides screenings to individuals who fall within screening guidelines, including women, men, transgender, and gender-diverse people who:
PLEASE NOTE: A doctor’s order and prior authorization from insurance are required for screening.
Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance are accepted. Funds may be available to cover the cost of lung cancer screening for eligible uninsured WV residents.
Call 304-643-4005 ext. 102 to schedule an appointment today!
Want to learn more about LUCAS? Check out the WVU Cancer Institute website.
At RRHC, convenience for our patients is a MUST! We know all too well how hectic life gets - especially when you have a family to look after! That’s why we take pride in saving you time and money by making it easier for you to get the health services you need.
Online Self-Scheduling - No time to call and schedule your next appointment? No problem! We recently upgraded to an electronic scheduling system, which allows existing patients to self-schedule appointments.
Text Messaging/Website Chat - Not only can you call 304-643-4005 to reach us, but you can also text us! And don’t forget, you can send us a text using our chat feature at ritchieregional.org. *Standard message & data rates may apply.
Patient Portal - Ritchie Regional uses an online Patient Portal that allows its users to manage appointments, view medications, manage health records, and even send secure messages to our providers. All you need is a valid email address and an invite from us. Sign up for our Patient Portal and have your healthcare information at your fingertips.
Secure Online Payments - Pay online from home or on the go without the hassle of writing and mailing a check. Credit and debit cards are accepted, including HAS and FSA cards. Your credit card transaction is encrypted and processed on a secure server. Payments are instantly confirmed with an email receipt. Your information is not sold, rented, or shared with any third parties.
Telehealth - Telehealth is the use of electronics to extend care when you and the provider aren’t in the same place at the same time. If you have a phone or a device with the internet, you already have everything you need to do telehealth.
School-Based Health Centers - In addition to being primary care centers, six of RRHC’s campuses are also designated as School-Based Health Centers (SBHC). These clinics are located within school grounds and can support the schools (teachers, students, staff); however, they are also open to providing clinical services to the student’s parents and the community at large. Students can be seen during school hours, with parental consent.
Dedicated Billing Line - RRHC has partnered with Medic Management Group to assist with all billing inquiries. Just call 800-345-0877 ext. 360 or call any of our campuses’ phone numbers and press #3.
After Hours Call Line - Sometimes you need to speak with your healthcare provider outside of business hours. Ritchie Regional understands that life happens! If you or your family member isn’t feeling well and you aren’t sure what to do, call the RRHC On-Call Nurse line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our knowledgeable staff will listen to your concerns, help with the problem, and can offer advice on the next steps. To contact the On-Call Nurse, call 304-299-0904. *If you are experiencing a medical emergency, go to the nearest emergency room or call 911 immediately.
👶👧👱♂️ You may have seen blue pinwheels popping up around your community. Why? Because April is Prevent Child Abuse Month. The color for child abuse awareness is blue and the symbol for child abuse prevention is the blue pinwheel. The pinwheel is a symbol of hope, safety, health, and most importantly happiness. It symbolizes efforts to change the way our community thinks about child abuse prevention.
The future prosperity of our nation depends on our ability to foster the health and well-being of the next generation. We now know that the basic architecture of the human brain is constructed through an ongoing process that begins before birth and continues into adulthood. When you are building a house, you go step by step, beginning with a strong foundation. Just like a house, a strong foundation in children’s early years increases the probability of positive outcomes. A weak foundation increases the odds of later difficulties.
Experiencing a chronic stressful condition such as neglect or abuse is what scientists call toxic stress, can disrupt the developing brain architecture. This can lead to lifelong difficulties in learning, memory, and self-regulation. Children who are exposed to serious early stress develop an exaggerated stress response that, over time, weakens their defense system against diseases, from heart disease to diabetes and depression. That’s why it is of the utmost importance to protect and nurture our children to the best of our abilities.
Join us in supporting this noble cause and plant a virtual pinwheel today: https://pinwheels.preventchildabuse.org/
“Together, we can prevent child abuse, America…because childhood lasts a lifetime.”
Ritchie Regional, Westbrook, and Sheriff’s Office Teams with Drug Enforcement Administration for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Harrisville, West Virginia – On Friday, April 21, from noon to 3 p.m. Ritchie Regional Health Center, Westbrook Health Services, and the Ritchie County Sheriff’s Office will partner up to host the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. In addition to the public having access to the Drug Disposal that is located inside the Sheriff’s Office, Ritchie Regional will be providing Naloxone Training and Westbrook will be offering Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal Kits.
For more than a decade, the event has helped Americans easily rid their homes of unneeded medications—those that are old, unwanted, or expired—that too often become a gateway to addiction.
Take Back Day offers free and anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at more than 4,000 local drop-off locations nationwide.
What: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
When: Friday, April 21 from noon to 3 p.m.
Who: Ritchie County Sheriff’s Office, Ritchie Regional Health Center, and Westbrook Health Services
Where: Ritchie County Sheriff’s Office (109 E North St. Harrisville, WV 26362)
In partnership with local law enforcement, Take Back Day has removed more than 8,300 tons of medication from circulation since its inception.
The collection site will collect tablets, capsules, patches, and other solid forms of prescription drugs. Syringes, sharps, and illicit drugs will not be accepted. Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in their original container. The cap must be tightly sealed to prevent leakage.
For more information, visit www.DEATakeBack.com.