Wheeling Health Right Inc

aka WHR   |   Wheeling, WV   |
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Wheeling Health Right Inc

EIN: 31-1149085


To provide access to free comprehensive medical care, preventive care, and pharmaceuticals to the underserved. We embrace the philosophy that all are entitled to health maintenance and care.

Ruling year info


Executive Director

Mrs Kathie Brown BSN, MA

Main address

61-29th St

Wheeling, WV 26003 USA

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Subject area info

Health care clinics

Dental care

Preventive care


Mental health counseling

Population served info

Homeless people

Low-income people

Extremely poor people

Working poor

Unemployed people

NTEE code info

Ambulatory Health Center, Community Clinic (E32)

Hospitals and Primary Medical Care Facilities (E20)

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Comprehensive Free Medical and Dental Clinic

We offer nurse practitioner-managed medical care, which includes an in-house pharmacy; dental care; health education; social services; family planning; breast and cervical cancer screenings; individual and group counseling; and for the general public, free sports physicals, COVID-19 testing and vaccinations. Every patient first sees the nurse practitioner at the clinic for evaluation. All of our nurse practitioners have prescriptive authority and practice under a collaborative agreement with a local physician. Our dental clinic has a partnership with the West Virginia University School of Dentistry where students work with local dentists to provide services. All of our services are provided to our clients free of charge. Donations allow us to continue to realize our potential as a community-supported free clinic. We rigorously screen our patients to make sure they meet our eligibility criteria and do not have access to health care through traditional methods.

Population(s) Served
Extremely poor people
Homeless people
Low-income people
Working poor
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work


Gold Standards 2024

National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics

Affiliations & memberships

United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley 2021

National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) 2024

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To provide quality primary health care, pharmaceuticals, chronic disease management and prevention education to those individuals at or below 200% of Federal Poverty Level who are uninsured, underinsured or Medicaid and cannot find a local provider.

1. Total Quality Primary Health Care treating the whole person/family to enable better health care management and the ability to remain contributing members of society.
2. Relationships with 7 participating hospitals to secure labs, tests, inpatient, outpatient and surgical interventions when necessary.
3. To provide quality patient education with regard to chronic disease management to prevent many of the serious complications associated with noncompliance.
4. To provide preventive education to prevent the development of Type 2 Diabetes
5. To provide quality mental health services to all patients in need
6. To meet a very highly unmet need of Adult Dental through the development of Dental Clinic onsite
7. To provide access to the live-sustaining medications necessary to continue to work and remain healthy.
8. To provide access to health care through a relationship with the WVU Eye Institute.

We have successfully met these goals for the past thirty years and continue to grow and change as necessary to meet the needs of the uninsured/underinsured in the ever-changing heath care arena. The clinic employees Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioners and has an array of over 100 primary care and specialty care physicians who see the patients of Wheeling Health Right.

1. Dental Clinic is not open yet. Expecting a December 2015 opening.
2. Working to develop a process to enable MarketPlace patients access our services to meet their yearly deductible of their chosen health insurance plan.
3. Working with Local MCO to help them better achieve their indicators and meet the unmet needs of their clientele. In process.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


Wheeling Health Right Inc
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30
Financial documents
2023 Wheeling Health Right 2022 Wheeling Health Right, Inc. Regular Audit FY Ending 2022
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.80 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3.4 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 20% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Wheeling Health Right Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Wheeling Health Right Inc

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Wheeling Health Right Inc

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Wheeling Health Right Inc’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $460,106 $404,517 $180,254 $589,931 $543,127
As % of expenses 29.1% 9.2% 7.4% 23.0% 22.4%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $337,598 $286,688 $69,003 $482,557 $457,567
As % of expenses 19.8% 6.4% 2.7% 18.0% 18.3%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $3,343,242 $6,417,006 $4,047,208 $4,274,780 $3,527,085
Total revenue, % change over prior year 32.6% 91.9% -36.9% 5.6% -17.5%
Program services revenue 9.0% 4.9% 8.7% 16.4% 17.1%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 2.4% 1.4% 2.7% 2.6% 3.6%
Government grants 35.1% 19.5% 31.4% 29.7% 40.5%
All other grants and contributions 52.1% 72.3% 56.5% 45.2% 30.1%
Other revenue 1.4% 1.9% 0.6% 6.2% 8.7%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,580,486 $4,384,185 $2,444,932 $2,567,004 $2,419,806
Total expenses, % change over prior year 4.6% 177.4% -44.2% 5.0% -5.7%
Personnel 71.1% 28.7% 62.3% 62.8% 64.1%
Professional fees 4.8% 2.1% 3.8% 3.7% 6.7%
Occupancy 3.5% 1.3% 2.4% 3.2% 4.1%
Interest 2.3% 0.8% 1.3% 1.1% 1.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 18.3% 67.1% 30.2% 29.2% 24.2%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,702,994 $4,502,014 $2,556,183 $2,674,378 $2,505,366
One month of savings $131,707 $365,349 $203,744 $213,917 $201,651
Debt principal payment $63,405 $73,652 $0 $33,289 $326,034
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $453,530
Total full costs (estimated) $1,898,106 $4,941,015 $2,759,927 $2,921,584 $3,486,581

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 7.2 0.6 3.7 5.1 3.7
Months of cash and investments 18.5 6.8 15.3 18.1 17.7
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 11.3 4.8 10.0 11.7 11.2
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $949,469 $233,338 $750,338 $1,087,908 $736,971
Investments $1,486,036 $2,259,516 $2,368,241 $2,792,485 $2,831,243
Receivables $72,480 $355,004 $92,758 $153,173 $722,052
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $1,933,964 $1,919,942 $1,995,262 $2,028,549 $2,481,769
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 38.2% 41.3% 44.4% 46.5% 41.4%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 22.8% 20.9% 22.0% 17.8% 19.7%
Unrestricted net assets $1,773,346 $2,060,034 $2,129,037 $2,611,594 $3,069,161
Temporarily restricted net assets $907,370 $963,226 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $1,125,908 $1,142,903 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $2,033,278 $2,106,129 $2,176,541 $2,808,835 $2,533,080
Total net assets $3,806,624 $4,166,163 $4,305,578 $5,420,429 $5,602,241

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Mrs Kathie Brown BSN, MA

Kathie earned her BS in Nursing from Alderson-Broaddus College, Philippi, WV and her MA in Administration from Nova University, FL. She has been the Executive Director of Wheeling Health Right since 1992. Prior to WHR she was the Nursing Coordinator and Assistant Director at Florence Crittenton Home and Services for 12 years. Kathie is a graduate of Leadership Wheeling, Class of 1990; past president of Soroptimist International of Wheeling; and past chapter president of Kiwanis Morning Club. She is a member of the Human Rights Committee at St. John’s Home; past president and treasurer of West Virginia Association of Free Clinics; and a member of the Board of Directors of the Ohio Association of Free Clinics. She is a recipient of the WV State Journal’s Healthcare Heroes Award and IN Wheeling Magazine honored Kathie as a "Guardian Angel" of Wheeling. Kathie was also named as one of the "YWCA Tribute to Women" 2019 award recipients.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Wheeling Health Right Inc

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Wheeling Health Right Inc

Board of directors
as of 04/19/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Mr Tony Martinelli

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Term: 2023 - 2025

Pat Felton

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Tony Martinelli

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James Comerci

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Bill Mercer

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Todd Cover

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Maria Setlak

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Kim Florence

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Ty Thorngate

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Lindsey Contraguerro

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Pete Holloway

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Joshua Lief

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Michael Medovic

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Dennis Niess

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Kris Molnar

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Daryl Clausell

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Angie Coe

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Laurie Conway

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Heidi Porter

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Zona Luzader

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Amanda White

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Jerry Moore

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Cynthia Morrison

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Katie Richardson

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Carrie Abraham

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Jacquelyn Knight

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Erikka Storch

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/19/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation


No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/08/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.