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News and Announcements

Medicaid Card Changing from Monthly to Annual Card April 1
03/30/2015
​ The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) Bureau for Medical Services (BMS) reminds members and providers that the distribution of an annual Medicaid card for members, as opposed to a monthly card....more
Motion Regarding Rocco Zuccaro
03/27/2015
Statement from Karen L. Bowling, Cabinet Secretary, West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, regarding the court order of Mr. Rocco Jesse Zuccaro to return to William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital....more
DHHR Announces Emergency Energy Assistance Program for Low Income Residents
03/26/2015
WVDHHR Cabinet Secretary Karen L. Bowling today announced applications for the Emergency Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) will be accepted beginning Monday, March 30, 2015 until funds are exhausted....more
During National Nutrition Month® WIC Encourages Healthy Lifestyles
03/16/2015
During the month of March, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources’ Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program is encouraging residents to return to the basics of healthy eating as part of National Nutrition Month. ...more
DHHR, Education Oppose Weakening of State’s Immunization Laws
03/10/2015
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and the West Virginia Department of Education support Senate Bill 286 which firms up the state’s current immunization law, but oppose proposed House amendments....more
WV Health Innovation Collaborative Maps New Vision for Healthy Citizens
03/04/2015
In 2014, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources formed the West Virginia Health Innovation Collaborative to map a new strategic vision for a healthy and prosperous West Virginia. ...more
Health Officials Share Importance of Heart Disease Awareness
02/27/2015
Health officials with DHHR and Thomas Memorial Hospital today reminded residents about the importance of cardiovascular disease...more
Change in Medicaid Card to Save $2.5 Million
02/26/2015
DHHR Bureau for Medical Services today announced the distribution of an annual Medicaid card for members, as opposed to a monthly card which has been used since the start of the Medicaid program....more
Conserve Water Advisory for Montgomery and Cedar Grove Water Systems
02/16/2015
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Public Health today announced water intakes in Montgomery and Cedar Grove have been closed following a train derailment that occurred in Fayette County. ...more
Collaboration Seeks to Improve Care for Medicaid Beneficiaries
01/28/2015
A unique partnership was launched on January 1, 2015 to provide additional help to Medicaid beneficiaries in West Virginia. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Medical Services and Partners in Health Network, Inc......more
Health Officials Share Importance of Cervical Cancer Screening and Vaccine
01/26/2015
Health officials with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) and Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) Women and Children’s Hospital today reminded residents about the seriousness of cervical cancer during an awareness event.....more
Second Round of Tests on Coal River Foam Indicate Substance is Likely Natural Occurrence
01/24/2015
A second set of water samples on a white foam substance observed in the Coal River tested negative today for soap or other harmful materials. ...more
Testing Results for Lincoln County PSD and City of St. Albans Water System
01/23/2015
The West Virginia Department of the Health and Human Resources Bureau for Public Health’s Office of Laboratory Services has initial test results back on the drinking water or what is commonly called “the treated water”.. ...more
Water Advisory for Lincoln County PSD and City of St. Albans Water System
01/23/2015
​The DHHR Bureau for Public Health, along with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, is investigating foam observed on the surface of the Coal River, which prompted the closing of the intakes......more

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