West Virginia Health Care Authority

The HCA Mission

The West Virginia Health Care Authority works to:
  • Protect Citizens from unreasonable increases in the cost of healthcare services;
  • Promote appropriate distribution of quality health care services;
  • Promote the financial viability of the healthcare delivery system; and,
  • Assure the collection, analysis and dissemination of health related information to citizens, providers, policy makers and other customers.


All West Virginians will have appropriate access to a continuum of affordable, quality, coordinated healthcare services.

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Welcome to the West Virginia Health Care Authority’s Website.

The West Virginia Health Care Authority Operations:

  • Regulates the need for capital expenditures of covered services for health facilities through the certificate of need (CON) program. 
  • Collects, analyzes, and disseminates health care financial and clinical data to assess utilization, access, costs, and quality.

News and Announcements


 CON Standards - Public Comment


The West Virginia Health Care Authority has scheduled a public comment period to receive comments on the following proposed Certificate of Need Standards:

Written comments may be submitted to Barbara Skeen, Interim Executive Director, West Virginia Health Care Authority, 100 Dee Drive, Charleston, WV 25311 or via email at Barbara.I.Skeen@wv.gov.   Comments must be received no later than close of business on July 13, 2020

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