WVATS

COVID-19 Update 7/13/2020

For the time being, COVID-19 is affecting WVATS services. While we take great care with cleaning our devices, we need to keep each other safe and healthy.

We now have some staff back in the office. If you need to request a demonstration, please contact us to make an appointment. We are not accepting walk-ins at this time.

The device loan program is operating as normal.

WVATS staff remains available to you. You can email or call us. Please reach out.

Pay It Forward West Virginia

The Pay it Forward West Virginia project provides long-term loans of pediatric equipment to qualifying families in West Virginia. These are therapeutic and recreation items that need to be replaced as children grow. Most of these items are not funded by West Virginia Medicaid or private insurance. Many families do not have access to these items due to the cost.

The items include gait trainers, standers, adapted tricycles, and more.

To receive equipment, families complete an application. The child must be working with a physical or occupational therapist to make sure the item is fitted correctly. Returned items will be made ready for the next family.

Participating families will be asked to complete a series of surveys. The information collected will be used to assess needs and impacts. No personal information will be collected. Results will be sent to funders, agencies, organizations and legislatures.

WVATS also accepts donations of other gently used equipment. These items are made available to other people with disabilities in West Virginia.

Pay It Forward West Virginia is funded by a Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Quality of Life grant. For more information about the Pay It Forward West Virginia project or to donate a device, please contact us.