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 health care in a medical home setting is unsurpassed, and with our ever-increasing multidisciplinary team, we will continue to serve our community in need.
The Right Size, The Right Place, The Right People
The right-sized community? For many, it’s somewhere between a town and city. It’s a place that has cultural offerings like theaters, a performing arts center, and a summer music festival. It provides strong schools, community colleges, and universities. It offers recreational facilities like an ice rink, minor league baseball, water park, and whitewater kayaking. Springfield is just such a community - large enough to support abundant city amenities, but small enough that we can all work together and allow Springfield to be stronger than the sum of its parts.
The right location for easy access to work, home, and fun. The very thing that makes the community easy to get around in for social, business and recreational purposes also makes it easy to get around in, period. Those who live and work in the Springfield/Clark County area have no commutes to speak of. Instead, they use their “drive time” to head to Columbus to see the Blue Jackets or Buckeyes, to Dayton to see a University of Dayton game or the minor league Reads affiliate, the Dayton Dragons. And, in just a few more minutes they can be at the Great American Ballpark or the zoo in Cincinnati, or slip across the river to the Newport Kentucky Aquarium.
The right location for business. Springfield’s location on Interstate 70, just 30 minutes from the junction of Interstate 75 makes it a perfect place to do business. Sixty-one percent of the nation’s population is within 600 miles. Springfield’s Municipal Airport makes it more convenient for those whose business is done in aeronautical miles. A variety of industrial, corporate and technology parks also make Springfield a place where industries can easily locate for a promising future.
When you choose to make your home in Springfield, Ohio, you can rest assured you’ll have a great life at a great price. In fact, in 2011, Forbes magazine recognized our affordable living and great quality of life ranking Springfield the 8th best place to live cheaply in the United States. Whether your dream home is a country estate situated on a few acres of land, an urban loft positioned in the center of downtown, a turn-of-the-century renovation project, or a home in a tree-lined, close-knit neighborhood, Springfield’s rich inventory of homes will help you find what you desire at a competitive price.
The legacy of arts and culture lives on in a city that boasts its own symphony orchestra, a Frank Lloyd Wright house museum and Smithsonian-affiliate art museum - amenities that keep arts and culture at the community’s center stage. With so many parks and trails and places to enjoy basketball, baseball, kayaking, bicycling, bouldering, and hockey ...and more...Greater Springfield is a reservoir of recreation.
In Springfield and Clark County, students are afforded educational opportunities that will not only lead them into a wider world but to an understanding of how they can contribute by staying in their own communities.