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Welcome to the Rockbridge Area Health Center


The mission of the Rockbridge Area Health Center is to promote the provision of high-quality, comprehensive, and affordable health care to improve the health and well-being of our community.

The Rockbridge Area Health Center provides high-quality health care services to insured, uninsured, underinsured, Medicaid and Medicare patients of Rockbridge County and the surrounding areas.

The Rockbridge Area Health Center provides high-quality Primary Medical- including Pediatrics, Women’s Health and Family Planning, Family Dentistry and Behavioral Health Services.

A second dental service site of Rockbridge Area Health Center

2131 Magnolia Avenue
Buena Vista, VA 24416

Thank you for choosing the Rockbridge Area Health Center as your health care provider. Once registered, patients have the choice of coming for one or all of the services.

When Therapy For Addiction – Including Group Support – Goes Online

The team at the Rockbridge Area Health Center understood this and knew they had to act fast to make sure patients, especially new patients trying to make that critical first step, got the services and support they need. The entire program had to be restructured. "It has not been easy. We make a coordinated effort. [...]

RAHC Adapting In Age Of Pandemic

“Adjust, pivot, adapt.” Suzanne Sheridan, chief executive officer of the Rockbridge Area Health Center, has continually referred back to this three word mantra with each new challenge she and her staff have had to face during the pandemic. “We started tracking COVID-19 on Feb. 24,” recalls Sheridan. “That was our last normal week.” The lives [...]

RAHC Encouraging Immunizations

The Rockbridge Area Health Center is seeking to get the word out about how important it is to keep children’s immunization shots up to date, even during a pandemic. The Virginia Department of Health reported that as of May 31, vaccine doses being administered were down 23 percent statewide compared to previous years. “Parents are [...]

  • "This was my first medical visit to the clinic and my experience with my provider and nurse was wonderful."
  • "My 3-year-old daughter had a fantastic time at the dentist. She was impressed her dentist knew her favorite show.  She came home beaming. Thank you for such good care!"
  • "Thanks to my provider, I feel good enough for the first time in years to get out and about."
  • “My 5 year old son was in terrible pain with a double ear infection and you guys got us in that day!  Thank you again for the excellent patient care and the service you all provide for our community!”
  • "The Patient Access Team graciously assisted me with getting the appropriate forms filled out and patiently responded to my many questions."  

Why a Community Health Center

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.

Leading the Way

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 and 2019. 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.

Patient-Centered Medical Home

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.

Medical interpreters available. (Intérpretes médicos disponibles.)

RAHC has over-the-phone and video interpretation services for over 180 languages including American sign language. (RAHC tiene servicios de interpretación de video y por teléfono para más de 180 idiomas.)

Save a Phone Call!

View lab results, request medication refills, pay your bill and much more.

New Health Coverage for Adults

Since January 2019 more than 400,000 adults are now enrolled and receiving health services because of expanded eligibility rules. Now, more adults in Virginia now have access to quality, low-cost health insurance. RAHC has Certified Application Counselors available to help you enroll. Call (540) 464-8700 ext. 7128 for more information.

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