As one of the bright spots in America’s Health care system, Community Health Centers serve more than 25 million Americans, a number that continues to grow along with the demand for affordable health care. With over 5,000 patients, the Rockbridge Area Health Center offers a wide range of services available to anyone seeking access to care. From primary medical (including Pediatrics and Women’s Health, and Prenatal), to Dental and Behavioral Health, these high-quality services are open to insured, underinsured (high-deductible plans), and uninsured patients of all ages. As a Community Health Center, Rockbridge Area Health Center offers additional savings on medical, dental and behavioral health services through the Sliding Fee Discount Program based on household size and income. Patients with and without insurance are encouraged to apply. Learn more here.
The Rockbridge Area Health Center was among the top 30% of all Health Services Resources Administration (HRSA) supported health centers that achieved the best overall clinical outcomes, demonstrating high-quality across our clinical operations in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. Benchmarks were determined by mathematically adjusting for certain health center characteristics facilitating comparisons across health centers, and sorting health centers into quartiles for each clinical quality measure. Health centers are assigned a quartile ranking for each of several critical clinical quality measures, based on their performance. These rankings are then averaged together to create an Average Quartile Ranking (AQR). Health centers that ranked in the top decile (top 30% of average quartile rankings) are awarded Health Center Quality Leader recognition.
After a rigorous review process, RAHC has been recognized as Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), Level 3- the highest level of recognition. This means that as the patient- you are at the center of a team of health care professionals partnering with you to make informed decisions. By receiving this recognition, RAHC has made a commitment to providing a quality improvement within the practice and a patient-centered approach to care that results in patients that are happier and healthier. This also leads to lower health care costs, higher-quality care, and a more meaningful experience.