Valley Health Partners

Welcome to Valley Health Partners Community Health Center (VHP), a new health care organization that includes eight key community clinics on the Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street campus.

Valley Health Partners

As of July 1, 2020, the eight 17th Street clinics have become part of this new organization, Valley Health Partners Community Health Center (VHP), with the intention of becoming designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) “Look-Alike” early next year. An FQHC Look-Alike receives enhanced federal reimbursement to expand core services such as comprehensive primary care, dental and mental health/substance abuse in addition to enabling services which include interpretation, transportation to appointments, and health education.

What is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Look-Alike?

A Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Look-Alike is a community health center that provides comprehensive primary care and other services such as interpretation, transportation and health education for the community population. An FQHC Look-Alike does not turn patients away based on their ability to pay and removes financial barriers for receiving care. FQHC Look-Alikes receive enhanced reimbursement from Medicaid and Medicare to provide whole-person care, creating opportunities for the health network to look beyond medical care and focus on social determinants of health that could be some of the underlying causes of poor health.

Valley Health Partners

Centro de Salud

LVH—17th Street, Suite 403
Allentown, PA 18105



Primary care practice dedicated to advancing the health and well-being of the Hispanic community with common health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma and heart disease.

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Children's Clinic

LVH—17th Street, Suite 403
Allentown, PA 18105



Care for children who are well, sick or have special needs including behavioral health, ADHD, asthma, obesity and more.

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Children’s Clinic at Sheridan

521 N. 2nd Street
Allentown, PA 18102



An extension of the Children’s Clinic, provides primary and specialty care for all Children’s Clinic patients in the Allentown School District from kindergarten through high school.

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Center for Women's Medicine

1627 Chew St., First Floor
Allentown, PA 18102



Comprehensive health care for women and adolescent girls, including specialists who help with high-risk pregnancies, depression and more.

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Lehigh Valley Family Health Center

1703 Chew St.
Allentown, PA 18104



Community-based family medicine with an emphasis on improving and maintaining health for patients who are well, as well as those with chronic diseases.

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Lehigh Valley Physicians Practice Primary Care

LVH—17th Street, Suite 101
Allentown, PA 18105



High-quality, accessible, cost-effective primary health care for the Lehigh Valley’s diverse community.

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Mark J. Young Community Health and Wellness Center

LVH—17th Street, First Floor
Allentown, PA 18105



Helping people learn how to take care of themselves, which is especially important for those with chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma and obesity. Prediabetes and diabetes classes, as well as nutritional services, are offered.

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Street Medicine



Primary and urgent care for homeless people in the Lehigh Valley wherever they are.

Access Your Patient Portal

MyVHP is the patient portal for all VHPCHC clinics and outpatient services. With MyVHP, you can review your medical information, request prescription refills, schedule appointments and take care of billing matters. You also can schedule a VHP Video Visit, which is available every day, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. When an illness strikes or a minor injury occurs, stay home and see a health care professional through a VHP Video Visit.


Safe Care

VHP is taking every step possible to keep you safe.

We guarantee same-day appointments, virtually or in person, and have measures in place to protect you:

  • Our care team, staff and providers have their temperatures taken before every shift.
  • You must wear a mask over your nose and mouth unless you have a medical reason for not being able to do so.
  • We will screen all patients and visitors for symptoms of COVID-19 when you come into our clinics.
  • Our waiting rooms will be used sparingly due to social distancing needs. We promote social distancing by spacing out seating in waiting areas.
  • You will see our team cleaning and disinfecting all areas regularly.

We recommend video visits for care that does not require an in-person appointment.

Our Mission, Vision and Values


Partnering with the people of our community to achieve health and wellness through the delivery of extraordinary care that is compassionate, accessible and affordable in a family-centered and culturally sensitive environment.


VHP will be your trusted health partner for life by:

  • Being a recognized leader of value-based health care delivery for our community, including our most vulnerable populations.
  • Serving as a principal driver of health and vibrancy in our region.
  • Empowering and inspiring our patients and families to achieve desired health goals along life’s journey.
  • Committing to the future of health care through clinical innovation and premier medical education.


Our patients are our primary focus. We will passionately support their medical and social needs with kindness and empathy in pursuit of better health and well-being.

We forge trusted relationships and deliver culturally competent care through an unwavering commitment to listening, understanding and empowering the voice of our patients.

We respect and value the rich diversity in our community and strive to promote equity, inclusivity and acceptance across all walks of life.

With a strong commitment to clinical care, education and innovation, we aspire to deliver care of exemplary quality, value and experience.

Payment Options/Sliding Scale

At Valley Health Partners (VHP), we care for all people regardless of ability to pay. We never want you to ignore your health care needs because you can’t afford to pay medical expenses. Your health care is our priority. We will help you qualify for an appropriate program based on the Sliding Fee Scale.

Options If You Are Uninsured or Underinsured

Visit, a website operated by the federal government that allows you to shop for health insurance.

Complete VHP’s Sliding Fee Scale application for financial assistance. It’s also available in Spanish. If you qualify, you will be charged a nominal fee based on where you fall on the Sliding Fee Scale. Once approved, Sliding Fee covers all services provided within VHP sites.

2020 Sliding Fee Scale

2020 Sliding Fee Scale
Income Percentage of Federal Poverty Level Income Percentage of Federal Poverty Level
Family Size 0% — 100% 101% — 125% 126% — 150% 151% — 200% 201% — 300% 301% plus
From To From To From To From To From To More than
Income Code A Income Code B Income Code C Income Code D Income Code E Income Code F
1 $0 $12,760 $12,761 $15,950 $15,951 $19,140 $19,141 $25,520 $25,521 $38,280 38,281
2 $0 $17,240 $17,241 $21,550 $21,551 $25,860 $25,861 $34,480 $34,481 $51,720 $51,721
3 $0 $21,720 $21,721 $27,150 $27,151 $32,580 $32,581 $43,440 $43,441 $65,160 $65,161
4 $0 $26,200 $26,201 $32,750 $32,751 $39,300 $39,301 $52,400 $52,401 $78,600 $78,601
5 $0 $30,680 $30,681 $38,350 $38,351 $46,020 $46,021 $61,360 $61,361 $92,040 $92,041
6 $0 $35,160 $35,161 $43,950 $43,951 $52,740 $52,741 $70,320 $70,321 $105,480 $105,481
7 $0 $39,640 $39,641 $49,550 $49,551 $59,460 $59,461 $79,280 $79,281 $118,920 $118,921
8 $0 $44,120 $44,121 $55,150 $55,151 $66,180 $66,181 $88,240 $88,241 $132,360 $132,361
9 $0 $48,600 $48,601 $60,750 $60,751 $72,900 $72,901 $97,200 $97,201 $145,800 $145,801
10 $0 $53,080 $53,081 $66,350 $66,351 $79,620 $79,621 $106,160 $106,161 $159,240 $159,241
11 $0 $57,560 $57,561 $71,950 $71,951 $86,340 $86,341 $115,120 $115,121 $172,680 $172,681
12 $0 $62,040 $62,041 $77,550 $77,551 $93,060 $93,061 $124,080 $124,081 $186,120 $186,121
Standard increase for each additional family member $4,480 $5,600 $6,720 $8,960 $13,444 $13,440
Nominal Charge $5 $10 $15 $20 100% 100%

Participating Clinics

All VHP clinics offer financial assistance through the Sliding Fee Scale:

  • VHP Centro de Salud
  • VHP Children’s Clinic
  • VHP Children’s Clinic at Sheridan
  • VHP Center for Women’s Medicine
  • VHP Lehigh Valley Family Health Center
  • VHP Lehigh Valley Physicians Practice Primary Care
  • VHP Mark J. Young Community Health and Wellness Center
  • VHP Street Medicine Program

For any additional information for a program you may qualify for and/or information on the Sliding Fee Scale, please contact your provider’s office.