Ritchie Regional Health Center (RRHC) offers a variety of services and programs that help you with all aspects of your health. RRHC locations employ effective and highly trained physicians, family nurse practitioners, nurses, as well as specialists in psychology and dentistry. All of our services are available on a sliding fee scale for those who qualify. Ritchie Regional accepts most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. Our services include:


Acute Care
Acute care situations occur when a patient receives active but short-term treatment for a severe injury or episode of illness, an urgent medical condition, or during recovery from surgery.Ritchie Regional will help you through an acute care incident as it occurs and in the days following.

If you are having an acute health episode, please call central scheduling at (304) 643-4005 or come to any one of our seven campuses for a walk-in visit. If you are having an acute health episode outside of office hours, please call the on-call nursing line at (304) 299-0904, 24/7, or dial 911. 

After Hours Call Line
Sometimes you need to speak with your health care 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 diagnose the problem, and can offer advice on next steps. *Please note, our nurses are here to help, but the are unable to schedule an appointment through the After Hours Call Line.*

To contact the On-Call Nurse, call (304) 299-0904. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.

Allergy Injections
RRHC can accommodate your allergy injections at all seven locations and on your schedule. Students who attend the schools supported by RRHC campuses can receive their injections within the school day, removing the need for additional trips to the health clinic and allowing students to receive quick, convenient care without interrupting the school day.*

*For information on student injections and school policy, please contact your RRHC location and school administration.

Annual Wellness
Take charge of your health and come see RRHC for an annual wellness visit, screenings, and immunizations. Self-preventative healthcare, in collaboration with your primary care provider, can help you live a healthier and self-empowered lifestyle.

You and your provider will discuss and create a plan for improving your health and preventing disease. Wellness visits are suggested on a once yearly basis, although your specific health needs may require more frequent wellness visits.

To set up a wellness visit at a Ritchie Regional Health Center near you, call central scheduling at (304) 643-4005.

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), wellness and preventative health services are categorized under Well Women, Well Child, and Adult Wellness. Find out more about these services and how you can help yourself stay healthy by searching the Health Education page or by going to www.healthcare.gov

Breast & Cervical Cancer Screening Program

BCCSP, or the Breach & Cervical Cancer Screening Program is a comprehensive public health program that helps uninsured or underinsured women gain access to breast and cervical cancer screening services.  Screening and early detection reduces death rates, improves treatment options, and greatly increases survival. This program is offered in collaboration with the WV Department of Health and Human Resources. To be eligible for this program, patients must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a West Virginia resident
  • 25-64 years of age
  • Income at or below 250% of the current Federal Poverty Level
  • Uninsured


  • Underinsured
  • Medical insurance does not cover WVBCCSP screening services


  • Has an unmet deductible or a required co-payment causing hardship for services covered by WVBCCSP
  • Patient Eligibility for Diagnostic Services
  • Contact the WVBCCSP at (304) 558-5388 or (800) 642-8522 (In WV)

Eligibility information can be found on the BCCSP website.

To date, 471 women have received BCCSP screens with RRHC.

Ear, Nose, & Throat Collaboration
Ritchie Regional Health Center is teaming up with Dr. Greg Krause and his amazing staff to provide monthly ENT appointments at our Harrisville Campus. Appointments can be set up through Dr. Krause’s office – Just call (304) 916-1270 and let them know you’d like to be seen at Ritchie Regional Health Center. Ask your doctor or a receptionist for more information at any of our seven sites.
Regular visits to the dentist not only keep you smiling, they also provide you with oral health check-ups and in some cases, allow your dentist to detect or monitor other health conditions such as diabetes.

Good oral health, research has shown, can help certain diseases from occurring – meaning that whole body health is directly connected to the health of your mouth!

Ritchie Regional dental care is located at the West Union and Doddridge County Elementary School locations weekly and at Ritchie County High School once a month. Out of the Doddridge County locations, Dr. Paul Gainer provides a variety of dental services including crowns and caps, fillings and repairs, sealants, extractions, partials, oral cancer examinations, teeth whiting, and annual cleanings. Currently Dr. Gainer does not perform root canals or denture fittings, however, referrals to collaborating oral health professionals allows patients to receive these services when needed. Dental X-ray services are also available.

Dr. Mark Spiker conducts dental appointments at Ritchie County High School one Wednesday a month. Currently, Dr. Spiker provides services such as cleanings, annual exams, and sealants.

Ritchie County High School students and Doddridge County Schools students are required to complete and provide a dental permission slip in order to see the dentist at their school. Complete, print, and submit permissions slips to the staff at your RRHC location.

Ritchie County High School Dental Permission Slip

Doddridge County Schools (Elementary, Middle, or High) Dental Permission Slip

**Many of the services provided by both Dr. Gainer and Dr. Spiker are available on a sliding fee scale to those patients who qualify. At this time, partials, crowns, and bridges are NOT available on a slide fee scale. For more information or to find out if you qualify, contact Sandy White at our West Union location by calling 304-873-1401.

Family Planning
Ritchie Regional Health Center offers family planning services at some of our sites. Please call 304-643-4005 for participating sites.

Under the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA), patients with insurance or Medicaid can receive coverage for contraceptive methods and counseling for all women, as prescribed by a health care provider. More information concerning the ACA provisions for family planning can be found in the Family Planning Worksheet.

Family planning services include:

  • Barrier methods, like diaphragms and sponges
  • Hormonal methods, like birth control pills and vaginal rings
  • Implanted devices, like intrauterine devices (IUDs)
  • Emergency contraception
  • Patient education and counseling

A complete list of approved contraceptives is located on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Birth Control: Medicines To Help You webpage.

For information on your right to medical privacy in situations associated with family planning or other medical services you receive, check out the WV Department of Health & Human Resources HIPAA FAQ document.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends vaccinations from birth through adulthood to provide a lifetime of protection against many diseases and infections, such as influenza, pneumococcal disease, human papillomavirus, and hepatitis A and B. Yet many individuals are not vaccinated as recommended, leaving them needlessly vulnerable to illness and long-term suffering. Healthy habits such as eating right, exercising, and regular health screens are vital to your overall well being and vaccinations are a key part.

Ritchie Regional Health Center provides vaccination services for all patients, birth through adulthood, at all seven locations.

School-based campuses offer vaccinations to students, staff, and faculty, even if RRHC is not their primary medical home. Certain vaccinations are required at some grade levels in order for students to attend school, so check with your child’s primary care provider to be sure they are up-to-date.

For information on vaccinations, detailed schedules of who should receive certain vaccinations and when, as well as educational materials to help you better understand what a vaccination is and why we get them, check out the RRHC’s Health Education page.

Lab Services
In collaboration with LabCorp, Ritchie Regional offers laboratory services and on-site lab draws at all seven of its campuses. Although testing services are available for a multitude of conditions, some of the more common lab services utilized at RRHC campuses include Types 1 & 2 Diabetes, Allergies, Arthritis, and Urinary Tract Infections (UTI).

Lab services are available to both RRHC patients and those in our communities with a lab order from their doctor. Labs drawn for patients outside of Ritchie Regional system will have lab results sent directly to their healthcare provider, making the process quick and simple.

Outreach & Enrollment
RRHC is excited to offer free assistance with applying and enrolling in Marketplace Health Insurance as well as Medicaid and WV CHIP. Open enrollment for Marketplace is November 1st – January 31st, each year. If you have experienced a Qualifying Life Event, such as birth, divorce, death of a family member, change in income, loss of minimum essential coverage, etc. in the last 60 days, you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. Medicaid and WV CHIP accept applications for coverage year-round.


For more information on the West Virginia Health Insurance Marketplace, check out this quick video. To enroll from home or to go deeper into what the Marketplace can offer you and your family, check out www.healthcare.gov.

Got questions? We can help! To schedule a free appointment with one of our Certified Application Counselors, please call 304-699-0957.

In instances where specialty health providers are necessary for your individual health, a written order from your primary care doctor directing you to see a specialist or get certain medical services may occur. RRHC works with local, regional, state, and out-of-state health care providers to support your patient centered healthcare plan.

In these instances, your primary care provider works with RRHC case managers and clinical support staff to connect and collaborate with specialists to help you get the care you need.

For questions concerning the referral process, or to inquire about collaborating specialist in your area, contact RRHC at (304) 643-4005. Our friendly nursing staff can help you find and set up referrals with the specialist you need.

Sports Physicals
Whether your child is going off to camp or college, or you have an annual work or CDL physical to complete, Ritchie Regional can help! All seven locations perform routine physicals.  Additionally, students can receive their physical during school hours, with no need to take time off or requiring them to miss a portion of the school day. Be sure to complete the RRHC Student Physical Permission Slip before coming in for your physical.

Physical exams required for activities such as those listed above can be counted as a patient’s annual wellness checkup, as encouraged by your provider. An annual Wellness check-up is covered under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and does not require a co-pay. For more information on Wellness visits, check out the Annual Wellness section or the Health Education page.

Ritchie Regional Health Center provides medical services to patients through a centralized scheduling structure that allows its patients to set up convenient and local appointments with the provider they choose. No appointment? No problem! Walk-in patients are welcome at all seven campuses.

Walk-in patients are evaluated on an individual basis and evaluated by a nurse. Patients are seen and added into the schedule with consideration of their current health condition and will be seen by a health provider when possible.

X-Ray Services
Ritchie Regional Health Center provides X-Ray services out of the Harrisville campus. RRHC utilizes state of the art digital x-ray equipment, producing results in an hour or less.
340B Pharmacy
The 340B Drug Pricing Program requires drug manufacturers to provide outpatient drugs to eligible health care organizations/covered entities at significantly reduced prices. As a federally qualified health center, RRHC is able to qualify for these discounts, which help our patients receive the medication they need.

This program only applies to medications prescribed by Ritchie Regional Health Center providers. All patients of RRHC are eligible for these discounts, regardless of age or income. Currently, RRHC is participating in this program with Rite Aid and Krogers.