River Valley Health & Dental Center
St., Williamsport, PA, 17701, Lycoming County, 570-567-5400,
Located in the
center of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, we serve the residents of the greater
river valley community with comprehensive primary care (medical and dental)
including specialized services for behavioral and reproductive health.
Health and Dental Center is a non-profit community-based health
organization. Independently managed by a community board of directors,
the Center is part of a network of other similar FQHC centers forming the
largest primary care network in the nation.
Health and Dental Center is your "medical home" with primary
care delivery that empowers providers and care teams to treat patients with
respect, dignity and compassion. Above all, we seek to achieve primary
care excellence and deliver care in the manner that best suits a patients'
needs, in partnership with you and your family. We offer personalized
care plans, coaching and encouragement, support and education.
Prompted by a
community needs assessment in 2000, Susquehanna Health marshalled the resources
to respond to the identified needs.
departments (medical and dental) that were part of Divine Providence Hospital,
a Catholic hospital, came together to form the clinic.
departments then operated with a charity care policy, similar to the sliding
fee scale, in use at the Center today.
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 space more easily accessible to Lycoming County's
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.