Easterseals Rehabilitation Center is committed to changing lives through rehabilitative medical care and pediatric therapy in the Ohio Valley. We treat a variety of developmental, physical, and sensory challenges and accept all commercial insurance. No one has ever been denied care because of an inability to pay.
The need for our services is evident:
1 in 4 Americans lives with a disability.
1 in 4 children enters kindergarten with a delay in speech, gross or fine motor skills.
1 in 6 children is reported to have a developmental disability.
1 in 7 public school students receives special education services.
In 2019, Easterseals provided more than 20,000 occasions of service throughout 17 counties in West Virginia and Ohio. Our therapists work with clients at the center, in schools, and in homes as part of the WV Birth to Three program. Of the more than 2,700 individuals we treat, roughly 93 percent are younger than 18.
On average, 60 percent of Easterseals’ clients require financial assistance. We accept all commercial insurance as well as Medicaid and Medicare and offer a sliding fee scale to qualifying families. We believe that open access to our services is the best way to serve the most vulnerable members of our society. Without Easterseals, there would be no safety net for many of these families.
As a result, we provide $300,000 in uncompensated care annually. Generous donors and a supportive community make it possible for Easterseals to serve our clients no matter what they can afford.
Due to the pandemic, 2020 hasn't been a typical year for fundraising, but that won’t interfere with our commitment to provide life-changing services regardless of a family’s ability to pay. Easterseals has persevered through past pandemics, the Great Depression and Great Recession, and six wars, and together, we will endure the current crisis.