From Humble Beginnings

Rocking Horse Center opened its doors in 1999 with a goal of providing comprehensive healthcare to 1,700 children, regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay for enhanced medical services.

Over the years, our community has championed for Rocking Horse Center to become a community health center for all ages. We have stepped up to the challenge and understand that every person deserves a medical home and primary care that is accessible, continuous, comprehensive, family-centered, coordinated, compassionate and culturally effective.

In March of 2009, Rocking Horse Center was awarded full status designation as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). We have expanded our services to adult patients and obstetrics and over the next year will be providing Dental Services.

It’s been over a decade since the first child stepped foot in the colorful lobby on S. Limestone St.  Now with four locations, Rocking Horse Community Health Center serves over 13,500 patients, both children and adults, with more than 56,000 visits. Our approach to comprehensive healthcare in a medical home setting is unsurpassed, and with our ever-increasing multidisciplinary team, we will continue to serve our community in need.

Rocking Horse Center is an approved Joint Commission Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH), has received Joint Commission Accreditation for Ambulatory Health Care and Behavioral Health Care. Rocking Horse Center is a HRSA FTCA Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C 233 (g)-(n). Rocking Horse Center is a member of the National Association of Community Health Centers and the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers and is a member of the Better Business Bureau.



The mission of Rocking Horse Community Health Center is to raise healthy families in a caring community. Rocking Horse Community Health Center is a Medical Home where families will improve their physical, emotional and mental health.

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$175K grant will increase addiction care at Springfield health center

Date: October 02, 2017

A $175,000 federal grant will allow a local clinic to integrate mental health and substance abuse treatment services into its patients' care to help battle the opioid crisis in Springfield, leaders said.

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Rocking Horse to fill gap, serve Clark County kids with no dental care

Date: July 19, 2017

Rocking Horse Community Health Center intends to open a wing at its South Limestone Street center in September to offer dental care predominately to local children.

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