Our Agency

Rural Health Service Corps

Rural Health Service Corps is part of Rural Health Network Serving South Central New York. Located at 455 Court Street in Binghamton, New York, the Rural Health Network serves Broome, Tioga, and Delaware Counties. Other counties served through regional projects include Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Otsego and, Tompkins, and our mission is to advance the health and well-being of rural people and communities.

The Network is made up of people who are passionate about creating healthy communities in South Central New York.

Our knowledgeable staff includes enthusiastic educators and caring advocates who help our constituents maintain healthy habits and manage their chronic diseases.

Our board of directors includes experts in the fields of business, education, human services, and health care, along with others who have an interest in building and maintaining healthy communities in our service area.

We also have extended partnerships with many organizations and businesses in our area. Through these partnerships, Rural Health Network can teach and assist many more rural residents than would be possible working independently.

Together, we work to eliminate barriers between rural residents and the health care they need.

Service Areas


Classes and social support for wellness and healthy lifestyle choices.


Investment in region-wide collaboration through programs like the regional AmeriCorps program, Rural Health Service Corps.
Community empowerment through programs like walking/bicycle trail development.

Closing the Gap

Reducing financial barriers to needed health services for rural families through perscription assistance and facilitated health insurance enrollment.
Reducing geographic barriers to needed services through directory of area transportation services.

Our Programs

We address these service areas through five main programs:
Community Health Services – helps to prevent and manage chronic disease in Rural Health Network’s service area through provision of evidence-based programs, case management, and referrals to appropriate health-related services.
GetThere – a mobility management program of Rural Health Network that seeks to improve transportation access and coordination in South Central New York, with particular regard to the area’s rural communities.
Food and Health Network of South Central New York – an eight-county coalition of diverse stakeholders working to build food-secure communities and a thriving, healthy, regional food system through collaboration.
Population Health, Technical Assistance & Planning (PHIP) – Rural Health Network is a subcontracted entity (through HealthLinkNY) for the NYS Department of Health’s Population Health Improvement Program, participating in a five-county regional health assessment and analysis, and responsible for population health work in Delaware and Tioga Counties.
And of course, Rural Health Service Corps!

Contact Us

For more information about Rural Health Network:
Phone: 607-692-7669
Toll-Free: 1-888-603-5973


Successful applicants (minimum age 18) will demonstrate the following proficiencies and values:

  • An interest in, and commitment to, health and/or rural communities and people
  • Evidence of current and/or past volunteer service activities
  • Communication skills, including writing and verbal communication with clarity and accuracy
  • Self direction: Members must be self-directed and show evidence of their ability to work independently and efficiently
  • Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents, clear a National Service Criminal History Check, and have their high school diploma or GED