Our Vision
& History

Our History
The Legacy We Carry

Prompted by a community needs assessment in 2000, Susquehanna Health marshaled the resources to respond to the identified needs. Two hospital departments (medical and dental) that were part of Divine Providence Hospital, a Catholic hospital, came together to form the clinic. These departments then operated with a charity care policy, similar to the sliding fee scale, in use at the Center today.

After several years, the demand for services grew to the point where they could not offer services to new patients.

In 2006, the clinic was moved to a space more easily accessible to Lycoming County’s low-income population.

By 2009, Susquehanna Health and its community partners came to a shared understanding of the need for additional services giving impetus to the transition of the Center to an independent, non-profit entity meeting FQHC requirements.

Our Progress
Vision We Hold

River Valley Health & Dental provides a wide continuum of primary health and dental care services.

Integrated care is provided that incorporates health and dental care, social services, substance abuse services, behavioral health services, telepsychiatry services, reproductive health services, and general dentistry and dental hygiene services.

Our vision is to provide a medical and dental home for our patients that closely collaborates with community care resources and other social service organizations.

Our service area
Lycoming County And Clinton County

Lycoming County

Williamsport Medical Facility
Williamsport Dental Facility
Williamsport Express Care
Williamsport Specialty Care
Jersey Shore Dental Facility

Clinton County

Lock Haven Medical Facility
Lock Haven Express Care

Milestone Timeline
  • Year
  • Deeds

Jun 2023:

Lock Haven Medical opens.

Mar 2021:

River Valley Express Care opens.

Jan 2021:

10th year of River Valley Health & Dental being independent.

Dec 2020:

Jersey Shore Dental practice/facility purchased.

Nov 2020:

Rural Health Award received.

Jul 2020:

Medical Testing Van acquired.

Jan 2020:

Medical Legal Partnership began.

Jul 2019:

Opening of River Valley Pharmacy.

Nov 2019:

Integrated telepsychiatry services.

Sep 2018:

Integrated pediatric dentistry services.

Jun 2018:

Integrated chiropractic care services.

May 2018:

Implemented population health software which is an additional software layer on top of the electronic health record.

Oct 2016:

The center completed a major facility expansion, growing from 11,000 to 23,000 square feet with 19 dental areas and 29 medical exam rooms.

- Integrated reproductive health services. - Added walk-in services.

Nov 2015:

Level III PCMH Certification awarded.

Oct 2015:

The Center began doing business as River Valley Health & Dental

Sep 2014:

Level II PCMH Certification achieved.

Jul 2014:

FTCA Deeming granted providing governmental malpractice liability coverage for activities in scope of practice.

Jun 2012:

The Center became a 330 Grantee – Full FQHC.

Feb 2012:

The Center became an FQHC Look-a-like.

Jan 2011:

The Center became an independent, non-profit corporation functioning as a stand-alone clinic.


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