U.S. Senator Joe Manchin is encouraging West Virginians to utilize the 2-1-1 program operated by United Way of West Virginia. 2-1-1 connects callers with health and human services resources through trained certified specialists. Anyone can call 2-1-1 to learn about specific programs, intake requirements, eligibility, operation hours and more.
“United Way of West Virginia provides an important service to West Virginians by helping users navigate the vast number of resources available to aid with healthcare issues, food shortages, mental health questions and more. This program is more important now than ever as we battle the COVID-19 pandemic and I commend United Way for continuing to serve their fellow West Virginians through this time,” Senator Manchin said.
“United Way’s new 2-1-1 will make information on a wide variety of local support services more accessible across our entire state,” said United Way of Central WV President, Margaret O’Neal. “Whether its information for locating a health clinic, finding child care programs, or getting housing assistance, 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember, go-to resource for individuals and families.”
To utilize these resources West Virginians can: Call 2-1-1, text your zip code to 898-211, visit http://www.wv211.org/contact, or call toll-free 1-833-848-9905.
Where can I get a test? It is recommended that you seek testing only when you begin exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. To report your symptoms and be directed to one of the available testing sites, contact your primary care doctor or a designated hotline for your area. Most, if not all, sites require a physician’s order before testing. If you have gone through these steps and are still having issues getting a test, please email email@example.com.
– Sunnyside Health Center located inside Kanawha/Charleston Health Department, 108 Lee St. E., Charleston, WV 25301.
Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Patients should call first – 681-205-2455.
– Chesterfield Avenue, Kanawha City.
If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms and are concerned about COVID-19/Coronavirus, you can use CAMC’s 24/7 Care app to talk to a provider FREE – anytime, day or night. It only takes a few minutes to download the 24/7 Care app and set up an account. Then you can request a free visit using coupon code COVID. A CAMC provider will call you or video chat with you to talk about your symptoms and give you information about what to do should you need screened for Coronavirus.
If you do not have a smart phone or computer or if you have trouble downloading the 24/7 Care app, call (304) 388-9200 for assistance. We will help you sign up for 24/7 Care and get connected with a provider at no cost. Please do not call this number with general health questions about Coronavirus; we can only assist you with 24/7 Care. For general questions and concerns about COVID-19/Coronavirus, call the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources hotline at 1-800-887-4304.
If a patient follows the above 24/7 care process and is given an order for the COVID-19 test, then they are given directions to a site off campus for drive-thru testing.
– MedExpress Urgent Care, 1416 Maccorkle Ave. SW, Charleston, WV 25303.
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Charleston MedExpress near Patrick St. Bridge is a designated COVID-19 testing location, subject to testing supply availability. If you have shortness of breath, fever, cough or believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, please call our center at 304-744-7517 before leaving your home.