Introduction to RHCs

Event Overview

Introduction to RHCs


The National Association of Rural Health Clinics is proud to announce the launch of a new orientation tool that will offer new employees of Rural Health Clinics the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of running an RHC as well as a brief history of the RHC program and how NARHC was formed. 

“We recognized that Rural Health Clinics needed a way to orient brand-new employees on the Rural Health Clinics program.” NARHC President John Gill said. “We hope that this Introduction to Rural Health Clinics Course will add value to our members and provide new staff fundamental knowledge about RHCs.”

This online course consists of 4 short modules created by Shannon Chambers, Director of Provider Solutions at the South Carolina Office of Rural Health, Teresa Treiber, Manager RHC Team for Spectrum Health Corporate in Michigan, and NARHC staff. The modules cover the basics of what it means to be a Rural Health Clinic and explores how RHCs differ from other types of clinician offices. This is a self-paced course consisting of approximately 1 hour of video content.  

  • Cost: NARHC Member FREE! Non-Member $50
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  • Educational Learning Format: On-Line. Internet Explorer will not allow you to navigate properly through the course content. It is recommended that you use Chrome as your browser for all NARHC courses. 
  • Length: Approximately 60 minutes
  • Content: Those going through this orientation tool will learn about the history of the RHC program and how the National Association of Rural Health Clinics came to be. In addition, they will be educated with a high-level overview of managing an RHC vs a Non-RHC, RHC basics, best practices for RHC managers and understanding the value of being a Rural Health Clinic. 
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Who should take this course? New employees and individuals that are new to rural health clinics

For a more thorough and in depth look at how to manage an RHC please consider taking our Certified Rural Health Clinic Professional Course (CRHCP). You can find more information on the CRHCP course Here.

*Cancellation Policy - In the event you choose to cancel your course registration, there will be a $25 admin fee. 


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If you need a paper registration form, CLICK HERE for a PDF download. 

Members: Free

If you need a paper registration form, CLICK HERE for a PDF download. 

Non-Members: $50.00