Our Vision and History

Early History

Prompted by a community needs assessment in 2000, Susquehanna Health marshalled 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 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.


River Valley Health and Dental Center 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.

Service Area - Lycoming County

Milestone Timeline


July 2019

Opening of River Valley Pharmacy.

November 2019

Integrated telepsychiatry services. 


September 2018

Integrated pediatric dentistry services.

June 2018

Integrated chiropractic care services. 

May 2018

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


October 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.


November 20, 2015

Level III PCMH Certification awarded.

October 21, 2015

The Center began doing business as River Valley Health and Dental Center.


September 23, 2014

Level II PCMH Certification achieved.

July 12, 2014

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


June 1, 2012

The Center became a 330 Grantee - Full FQHC​.

February 8, 2012

The Center became an FQHC Look-a-like.


January 1, 2011

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



  • 29 Medical Exam Rooms

  • 23 Primary Care Rooms

  • 6 Reproductive Health Services Rooms

  • 2 Medical Procedure Rooms


  • 19 Dental Operatories

  • Pediatric dental suite with 4 pediatric chairs

  • Nitrous capability in the pediatric suite and 4 Operatories

  • 1 Bariatric chair


A DBA of Susquehanna Community

Health and Dental Clinic, Inc.


Hours of Operation










8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM


7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

7:45 AM - 6:00 PM

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM



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

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