The Mad River Valley Health Center, Inc was formed in 1981 in response to the real possibilty that the community might find itself with out local health care
n the present climate of increasingly complex healthcare, the fact that after 20 years, the Mad River Valley Health Center remains a local, not for profit, healthcare facility is testament of our community's resolve.
Serving the changing health needs of Mad River Valley residents and visitors at a locally owned and managed facility is our commitment. The Mission of the Mad River Valley Health Center is to provide a quality facility to ensure the availability of local health care to residents of the Mad River Valley, neighboring communities and visitors
The Mad River Health Center, Inc. is a non profit corporation dedicated to providing a facilty to provide health services to the community, its neighbors and visitors. The corporation was formed in 1981 when the local physician at the time decided to leave the valley and was unable to find a private physician to purchase his practice and the property.
A group of over 150 volunteer community members and businesses raised funds to purchase the practice in two months. This effort made it possible for MRVHC to establish a clinic to provide care for the entire family.
In the mid eighties, Dr. Francis Cook purchased the medical practice from MRVHC, Inc and continues to lease the health center space from the organization today.
The Health Center, over its 20-year history, has served an estimated 70 to 80 percent of the population of the Mad River Valley. Its location is central to the Valley community and the medical practice has had a positive influence on our health status. The growth of the community has placed demands on the current facility that have outpaced it space and functionality.
In order to continue to serve the health needs of the Valley and our visitors, the Board embarked on a Capital Campaign to construct a larger, more accessible and functional building on the existing site
The Mad River Valley Community prides itself on an unsurpassed quality of life; the new Health Center will aid in insuring that our community continues to enjoy good health, dependable health care and an up to date medical facility for the entire family. The presence of the practice at the Mad River Valley Health Center has had a positive influence on the health status of our community.
The Mad River Valley Health Center houses a comprehensive family practice, Mad River Family Health, a mental health therapists and a wide range of alternataive health care services.