River Valley Birth Center

Midwifery Care and Community Birth

RVBC is anticipating closing June 5, 2024.

Transferring your care and/or accessing your records

Download Your Medical Record- Self Service

The easiest and most time efficient way to access your records is to utilize your patient portal: AthenaHealth. Under the "My Health" tab select "Health Records" and follow the instructions to download a copy of your chart. You may share this information with the healthcare provider of your choosing or keep for your own information. This download will be a continuity of care document and will cover the major highlights of your care including diagnosis codes, dates of service, history of present illness, and some discussion details. Many healthcare providers can already access this information if their health system is part of a shared care network that connects electronic medical records for better continuity of care. 

Or Requesting Your Record

Another option is to fill out a release of information which allows us to send the details you select to another healthcare provider or to yourself. It is important to fill out the ROI completely. We are not able to fulfill requests to transfer records without full contact information of the client and the provider/clinic where we are to send the records to. Release of Information Form

Maintenance of health records following the closure of a healthcare practice

After the closing of River Valley Birth Center all records will be retained by Erika Urban, acting as custodian of records. 

Prenatal exam room
A woman holding her newborn after giving birth at River Valley Birth Center
Erika, a midwife, holding a newborn during his first examination at the birth center

River Valley Birth Center is located in St Peter, Minnesota and we have proudly served southern Minnesota since 2014. 

As Essential Community Providers we have prioritized access to care regardless of ability to pay, insurance type, or lack of insurance. Over the years many commercial insurance contracted rates have not adjusted for inflation and in the case of Minnesota Health Care Programs (MinnesotaCare/Medicaid) the payments have declined year after year. The result has been a busy practice with expenses that far surpass the payments. While our anticipated closure is due to low reimbursements, we would not change a thing or compromise our mission to provide equal access. 

It has been a pleasure to provide care to the individuals/families who have come to us over the years. Thank you for the fantastic decade.

River Valley Birth Center

Phone: 507-934-1565

Fax: 844-971-7137

Address: 526 Park Row, St Peter, MN 56082