WV Hemophilia Foundation recognizes that it is important that individuals with bleeding disorders have a MedicAlert ID tag. MedicAlert IDs come in many forms, including dog tags and bracelets. Emergency responders are trained to look for a MedicAlert IDs and contact the MedicAlert organization to obtain the person's medical information to ensure proper treatment. This can be lifesaving in an emergency situation! Contact us to find out more information about how you can get your MedicAlert jewelry for FREE.
Mental Health and Drug Use Assistance
For local help with drug use or mental health related issues visit the WV Bureau for Behavioral Health.
Call 988 for the Nation Suicide and Crisis Hotline or text HOME to 741741 for the Crisis Text Line.
For information specific to the bleeding disorders community about residential drug use or mental health treatment, contact the Bleeding Disorders Substance Use & Mental Health Coalition (BD SUMHAC).
Virtual Connectivity Initiative
You may be eligible for a free iPad through our West Virginia Virtual Connectivity Initiative. The initiative was designed to make it easier to connect with doctors via telemedicine and attend remote chapter events. People who live in these counties may qualify: Boone, Cabell, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, Putnam, and Wayne. Thank you to the Pallottine Foundation of Huntington for making this possible!
Visit our partner, The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, for state wide scholarship opportunities.
Check out NHF's scholarship list here.
Seat Belt Rescue Facts
Developed and designed by actual paramedics and vehicle recovery specialists to prevent precious time from being wasted trying to identify each patient and determine their medical history. A Rescue Facts™ wrap on every seat belt in every vehicle will minimize the initial confusion associated with traumatic incidents, and save lives everyday.
People involved in an emergency situation are often suffering a high degree of stress and confusion. They may not even be conscious! But you need to get the facts quickly. Without good medical information you must be more conservative in your on-scene treatment. Having this current medical information with your patient allows you to help them even when they can't speak for themselves.
The West Virginia Hemophilia Foundation is proud to provide Seat Belt Rescue Facts at no charge to those diagnosed with a bleeding disorder.
Department of Health & Human Resources has many programs to help a variety of different families. Such as Oral Health, Children with Special Health Care Needs, Help me Grow, WV Birth to Three, Health Care Insurance, Local Food Panties, and many more. You can find these at the link below. Or you can call:
Assistance Dogs of America
Service Dog Information: Service Dogs, Emotional Support Dogs and even Therapy Dogs can benefit people with disabilities associated with many diagnoses.
Free and Low-Income Internet Plans
Lifeline: Lifeline is a federal benefit that lowers the monthly cost of phone or internet service.
Affordable Connectivity Program: The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a U.S. government program that helps many low income households pay for broadband service and internet connected devices.
WVU Positive Health Clinic: Providing state of the art comprehensive HIV care
West Virginia HIV Care Consortium: The HIV Care Consortium provides case management services and assistance for essential medical care and associated support services and Special Pharmacy Program.