Riverwood Connects


Riverwood Connects is a program linking our community to local resources to include Food RX program and Find Help

Your Health & Wellness Journey Starts Here

Riverwood Healthcare Center is dedicated to providing our patients with exceptional care in the hospital, clinic, surgery, and pharmacy setting, and within our community. Our facility strives to focus on our communities’ social determinants of health, a driving factor of the health and wellbeing of an individual.


What are Social Determinants of Health? Social determinants of health are the conditions in the environment where people are born, live, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality of life outcomes and risks.



Are you looking for community resources and don’t know where to begin? Help starts here! Click HERE for access to 24/7 easy access connecting you to over 1,800 local resources including:

  • Housing
  • Jobs
  • Education
  • Legal
  • Food
  • Transit
  • Money
  • And more

The Food Rx Program will provide patients and families access to fresh fruits and vegetables. The Food Rx program will provide qualifying participants with Community Support Agriculture (CSA) Shares and Riverwood Connect Bucks to be used at the Aitkin Farmers Market. To learn more about the Food Rx program and to find out if you qualify, please contact Natalie Braden, Outpatient Services Coordinator at nbraden@rwhealth.org or (218) 927-8281 or CLICK HERE to fill out the online form.

*Food Rx is a collaborative effort with Aitkin County Public Health, Aitkin County SHIP, and the Aitkin Farmers Hub. The work is/was supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Minnesota Farmers' Market Food Hubs

In Minnesota, the Farmers’ Market Food Hub movement is connecting local farmers with communities. Farmers’ markets serve as vital hubs, bridging the gap between producers and consumers. Despite challenges, initiatives like Farmers’ Market Produce Boxes and VeggieRX are promoting local food access. Supported by USDA grants from 2022 to 2024, this project aims to build a sustainable future. Support local farmers, embrace the Food Hub, and cultivate a healthier Minnesota.

At Riverwood Healthcare Center, we integrate behavioral health and mental health services into primary care, helping you find relief for depression, anxiety, PTSD, bi-polar disorder, grief, substance abuse, and other mental, behavioral, or psychosocial challenges. To learn more about our Behavioral Health services click HERE

Riverwood Healthcare Center is committed to providing high-quality, personalized and compassionate care to the communities we serve.  Every three years, Riverwood conducts a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) to better understand the communities we serve by identifying, analyzing and prioritizing community health needs. In collaboration with community partners, organizations and individuals along with statistics gathered from the state priority areas are identified and strategies are put in place to address the local health needs. To learn more about Riverwood’s CHNA click HERE

Child and Teen Checkups offer specialized health examinations at no cost for children from birth to age 21, covered under Medical Assistance. These checkups help keep babies, children, teens, and young adults healthy.

Identifying and addressing health and dental issues early on simplifies the treatment process. With the support of their families, teens and young adults can learn to take control of their own health.

Recommended schedule for checkups:

  • Infants: Birth, two weeks, 2, 4, 6, and 9 months.
  • Toddlers: 12, 15, 18, 24, & 30 months.
  • Every child aged 3 years and beyond should have a yearly checkup.

Upcoming Children’s Dental Service Clinics

To schedule your Child and Teen Checkup, call 218-927-2157.

The Toolkit for Adolescent Care is a program developed by the University of Minnesota’s CDC-funded Healthy Youth Development – Prevention Research Center. Below are tools to initiate conversations with adolescent patients and their parents on a range of psychosocial and sexual health topics. Click on a topic for additional information.

Meet our Population Health Program Manager

Rachel Johnson, MBA


Riverwood is proud to partner with the following organizations