Monongahela Valley Association of Health Centers, Inc.

Monongahela Valley Association of Health Centers, Inc. (MVA) is a private, non-profit, West Virginia corporation that has been providing health care services to residents of north central West Virginia since 1958. MVA is the parent organization for Fairmont Clinic, Shinnston Medical Center, MVA Home Health Service, MVA Case Management, East Fairmont High School Wellness Center, and North Marion Campus Wellness Center. MVA is committed to providing quality health care, at a reasonable cost, to all residents of its service area.

MVA Provides the following services to its patients:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Laboratory services
  • Cardiopulmonary Testing
  • Pharmacy
  • Radiology
  • Home Health
  • Optometry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Medicaid Waiver Case Management
  • Optical Shop
  • Social Services
  • Pediatrics
  • Family Practice

MVA Providers can and will refer patients to specialists as required by diagnosis. All referrals will be within the guidelines of your insurance and any other third party payer. Clinical services are provided by Board certified or Board eligible, residency-trained physicians and certified mid-level providers (nurse practitioners and physician assistants). MVA is recognized in the community as a place to recieve quality "Total Health Care in One Convenient Location."

MVA recognizes that providing health care requires recognizing and respecting patient needs, and patients accepting their responsibilities. The following is an overview of what MVA offers and what MVA expects from its patients.

All MVA employees are trained to consider each patient's right to confidentiality, privacy, security, respect of ethical and personal values, reasonable access to care, resolution of complaints, designation of a substitute decision maker, information about fee schedules and payment policies, information in order to make care decisions, and a means to resolve conflicts about care decisions.

You have the right to make your own health care decisions. You can expect your doctor or other health care provider to tell you about the nature of any proposed procedure or treatment, its probable benefits or effects, and any predictable discomfort, complications or risks. You have the right to know alternative treatments and their risks and benefits. You have the right to ask questions and to decide whether you want treatment or not. Your right to accept medical or surgical treatment also includes the right to refuse it. If you do not understand anything concerning your treatment or care, you have the responsibility to ask questions. Your responsibility as a MVA patient is to make your concerns known to your doctor or any other MVA health care provider with whom you are comfortable. In the event you wish to make a life sustaining health care decision in advance, please make this known and your provider and you will be directed to a staff member who will provide you with information to assist you with creating "Advance Directives for Health Care Decisionmaking." An advance directive may be helpful if you ever become incapable of making health care decisions for yourself.

MVA has a patient advocate to whom you can take any concern or complaint at any time while you are a MVA patient. MVA's patient advocate will assist you with any health care issues or other concerns you might have.

MVA's staff is dedicated to providing you, the patient, with the highest quality individualized care possible.



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