On behalf of our Staff and Board of Directors:

Welcome to River Valley Health and Dental Center!

I want to thank you for choosing us as your health home, if you have already established care with us. If you are considering becoming a patient, I urge you to explore our web site and talk with our staff.

We take pride in excellence. Excellent clinical providers, excellent staff, excellent care and excellent patient support services! We strive to deliver our patients quality care in all that we do.

Please let us know how we are doing, as you use our services. We need to know what problems you encounter, so that we can fix them. We also need to know what satisfies you! We are a care team here at the Center, and value our patients as an active part of that team. Only with your support and engagement can we make a difference in your health and in our community. It is our honor and our mission to serve our Lycoming County communities.

Keep in Touch and Thank You!

Jim Yoxtheimer, MBA, SPHR
President and CEO

Our Mission

"Our mission is to extend God's healing by providing inclusive, quality primary medical and dental care to all those who need it."

Who We Are


What is an FQHC? CHC? Does it really matter?

River Valley Health and Dental Center (RVH&DC) is a Federally Qualified Health Center, a non-profit community-based health organization. An FQHC provides comprehensive primary health care, dental care, and mental health services to individuals in all stages of the life cycle. As an FQHC, RVH&DC operates under a Board of Directors comprised of at least 51% of health center patients and meets 19 FQHC program requirements set by the Health Resources and Services Administration, a branch of our federal government. These requirements ensure excellence in services, management, and governance.

FQHCs were originally created to provide comprehensive health services to the medically underserved, in order to reduce the patient demand on hospital emergency rooms. They have grown to become the primary health care providers to be an essential piece of the health care fabric, caring for the underserved, underinsured, and uninsured people of both rural and urban areas of the United States.

FQHCs are also known as Community Health Centers because of the strong community-based approach and because of the value of community and community partners.

FQHCs are often located in areas near pockets of residents need additional access to health care services, there are not enough physicians to serve the entire community, and/or where existing clinical providers are not accessible to the underserved populations.

FQHCs are not free clinics, but do provide their services to all individuals, regardless of ability to pay. FQHCs screen patients for eligibility for their sliding fee scale discount program. FQHCs engage patients in their health care and help patients maintain accountability for their health. They employee support staff to assist in financial counseling, insurance enrollment, community resource linkages, and care management.


RVH&DC has achieved NCQA's Patient Centered Medical Home Level 3 Accreditation.


RVH&DC is currently a Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) deemed facility.

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2014 Health Center Profile

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