OVP HEALTH, based in Huntington, WV, has received a grant of $900,000 from the Alcohol and Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Lawrence, Scioto and Adams counties to fund inpatient addiction care at the OVP HEALTH Recovery Center, in South Point, Ohio, for patients from those counties who are unable to pay for care.

The grant, which will be distributed in two annual installments of $450,000, is part of a larger grant awarded to ADAMHS boards throughout the state of Ohio from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS), stemming from an allocation of State Opioid Response (SOR) federal funds.

To be eligible for payment assistance, which covers most costs associated with care at the OVP HEALTH Recovery Center, patients must be uninsured, unable to pay for care, and current residents of Lawrence, Scioto, or Adams counties.

“OVP HEALTH is very grateful to the ADAMHS Board of Lawrence, Scioto and Adams counties, as well as the State of Ohio, for their much-needed support of this significant patient population,” said Paul E. Cowsar, DNP, chief operations officer of OVP HEALTH. “This grant funding will make a tremendous difference in the lives of many people in our region who desperately need inpatient addiction treatment and counseling services.”

OVP HEALTH, managed by LINEAGE HEALTH SOLUTIONS, LLC, provides an extensive range of emergency department and hospitalist services for local and regional hospitals; operates primary care and after-hours facilities; and offers accredited outpatient and inpatient medication-assisted treatment and counseling services for people suffering from addiction in a growing number of communities across West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, South Carolina and Virginia.