Community Health Workers are frontline public health workers who come from the same communities that they serve. CHWs get it that life is hard sometimes, and they are ready to help without judging. As trusted members of a neighborhood, WellAWARE CHWs meet clients where they are and help them get to where they want to be. Our Community Health workers are bridges to better health and health care–for you, your loved ones, and your entire community.
It’s FREE. There will never be a charge to you or your insurance carrier. It’s also voluntary—you can quit anytime.
Our Community Health Workers (CHWs) receive extensive state-approved training. One requirement we have is that our CHWs live in the same neighborhood that they serve, so this is truly neighbor-to-neighbor care. CHWs do not provide medical coverage or replace the need to see a doctor when necessary.
WellAWARE Community Health Workers currently serve two sites. In the city of Charlottesville, we cover the Rose Hill, 10th & Page, Starr Hill, Fifeville, and Ridge Street neighborhoods. Our rural site, based at the Yancey Community Center in Esmont, covers Scottsville, Northern Buckingham County, Eastern Fluvanna, and Southern Albemarle counties. If you’re not sure about the borders of these sites, just give us a call! We can let you know if your address is covered.