The Cabin Creek Health Center initiated services in 1973 when coal miners and other community members organized and raised funds to address the shortage of primary care services in this coal mining region of the county. In 1991 the clinic closed for a period of three months, however, it was re-organized and re-opened with the combined efforts of the Governor and the WVU School of Medicine. In the late 1990’s the health center reorganized as a new independent non-profit organization still affiliated with the WVU School of Medicine. In 2001, a satellite clinic was opened in Belle, WV which is a rare model of a health center that serves both the community and is a school based health center. The Riverside Health Center is connected to the Riverside High School which has a student body of 1,400 and a staff of over 100. CCHS acquired the Clendenin and Sissonville health centers in the month of April 2006.
The medical staff currently includes physicians, PAs, pharmacists, and mental health providers. The comprehensive preventive and curative primary care services include prenatal care, pediatrics, adult chronic and acute care, integrated mental health services, school based health center services, pharmacy, and independent lab services. The health centers pharmacy participates in a drug discount program. The health center is a provider for the West Virginia’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening and Family Planning programs. CCHS currently participates in the Health Disparities Collaborative to improve diabetes care.