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Pain Clinic Exposure


Public Notification

Patients who had an injection procedure at a pain clinic in McMechen, West Virginia from the time the clinic opened in 2010 through October 31, 2013, should talk to their primary care provider about testing for hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Prior to November 1, 2013, Valley Pain Management reused syringes to enter vials and saline bags that were used for more than one patient.

Local Health Department Information

County Hours Phone Number
Brooke 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (304)-737-3665
Hancock 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (304)-564-3343
Marshall 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (304)-845-7840
Ohio 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (304)-234-3682
Wetzel-Tyler 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (304)-337-2001


For Additional Information on Diseases with Exposure Risk

Condition Resource
CDC Hepatitis Page The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's webpages on hepatitis infections.
Hepatitis B
OEPS Hepatitis B Page The WV Office of Epidemiology and Prevention Services webpage on Hepatitis B infections with information on handling Hepatitis B.
CDC Hepatitis B Page CDC webpages with information on Hepatitis B and issues related to the illness caused by it.
Public Info Sheet A WV OEPS frequently asked questions document for the average person.
CDC Fact Sheet CDC fact sheet with general information about Hepatitis B.
Hepatitis C
CDC Hepatitis C Page CDC webpages with information on and guidance for handling Hepatitis C infections.
CDC Fact Sheet CDC document with general information about Hepatitis C.
Public Info Sheet WV OEPS informational document with details about Hepatitis C for the average person.
OEPS HIV Page WV OEPS website with information on HIV and AIDS.
CDC HIV Page CDC webpage with information explaining HIV.