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.
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
Williamsport Medical Facility
Williamsport Dental Facility
Williamsport Express Care
Williamsport Specialty Care
Jersey Shore Dental Facility
Lock Haven Medical Facility
Lock Haven Express Care
Lock Haven Medical opens.
River Valley Express Care opens.
10th year of River Valley Health & Dental being independent.
Jersey Shore Dental practice/facility purchased.
Rural Health Award received.
Medical Testing Van acquired.
Medical Legal Partnership began.
Opening of River Valley Pharmacy.
Integrated telepsychiatry services.
Integrated pediatric dentistry services.
Integrated chiropractic care services.
Implemented population health software which is an additional software layer on top of the electronic health record.
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.