Bluestone Health Center : Prudich Medical Center

Black Lung Program

Purpose: The purpose of the program is to serve miners (active and inactive) with what is categorically termed Black Lung Disease. Black lung program provides medical evaluation, treatment services, and pulmonary rehabilitation. Program also provide educational programs to help respiratory disease patients and their families cope with their disease, improve their breathing and endurance, and improve the quality of their lives. The program made available through a grant from the West Virginia Department of Health and the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Mission : The Black Lung Clinics Program is authorized under Title IV of the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act which authorizes:

Helpful links:

      The West Virginia Black Lung Clinics Program
      Black Lung Clinic Sites in West Virginia (GIF)
      HRSA Black Lung Clinics Program Information
      U.S. Department of Labor Black Lung Home Page