Local resources for black lung
prevention and care:
-- National Black Lung Association
Provides free benefits counseling and general support for miners and their families. They maintain local chapters throughout the state.
Call Joe and Nancy Massie at
-- New River Breathing Center,
Provides medical care, benefits counseling services, and general support.
Call 304-469-3261 or visit http://blacklungwv.org.
A breathing test at New River Breathing Center is $65, a chest X-ray is $84, and a doctor’s visit is $74. The clinic doesn’t charge for talking to people or helping them file a claim.
Their hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. They can also refer people to other clinics around the state.