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Mountain Valleys Health Centers is pleased to announce, Shannon Gerig, as its new CEO and, Susan Knoch, as its new COO. After 32 years with Mountain Valleys Health Centers, Dave Jones, CEO, retired July 2019. There were copious heartfelt good-byes as staff, board, and community members congratulated Jones on his many years of service and wished him farewell.

“It’s been a privilege to work with the board and staff over the years,” says Dave Jones. “I am extremely grateful for their steadfast commitment to our patients. It made my job a lot easier with a board who prioritized our patients. I know with Shannon and Susan at the helm, Mountain Valleys will continue to succeed. We have been succession planning for over 5 years, and I am certain this transition will go smoothly. I am confident in their leadership, vision, and expertise.”

“I am truly grateful for this opportunity. I have been with Mountain Valleys for over 20 years and it is my privilege to lead this great organization.  We have outstanding staff and are blessed to serve our patients in our wonderful communities.  I plan to sustain the culture we have created at MVHC which we know can be a chore with growth.  We have grown to 7 primary care sites with behavioral health services as well as offering primary dental care at 3 sites.  We continue to focus and are committed to providing quality patient care. We have a great team with a strong set of providers.  There is no doubt there will be many challenges as we continue to face provider shortages across the nation; it can be tough to compete with urban areas.  I look forward to these challenges and my opportunity to serve our communities,” shared Shannon Gerig.

Shannon was born and raised in Yakima Valley, Washington. She received her bachelor’s degree of science in nursing in 1994 from the University of Washington. She currently lives in Big Valley on a cattle ranch with her husband and three sons. Her hobbies and interests are her children, family, and sports.

Susan Knoch was born and raised in the wonderful Intermountain Area where she attended Fall River Elementary and High School, graduating in 2002. In school, she enjoyed playing volleyball and basketball. Susan received her Licensed Vocational Nursing Degree from Feather River College in 2007 and then a Bachelor of Science and Public Health Degree in Nursing from Chico State University in 2010. She has been working for Mountain Valleys Health Centers since May 2004. During school, she worked as a medical assistant, then as an LVN, eventually as an RN, Director of Nursing, and now COO. Susan’s family includes her husband, Brandon, and two children. They enjoy doing anything outdoors, spending time with family and friends, and of course, cheering on their favorite sports teams.

Visit Mountain Valleys Health Centers on their Facebook page at Mountain Valleys has locations in Bieber, Burney, Dorris, Fall River, Mt. Shasta, Tulelake, and Weed.

In celebration of National Health Center Week, we are pleased to once again offer discounted blood draws. Vouchers can be purchased at any of our MVHC clinics during the week of August 5th-9th.

The $20 Package includes: Lipid Panel, Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP), & Complete Blood Count (CBC)

Patients can also purchase the following additional tests.

$10 Each:

Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)

Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)

$20 Test:

Vitamin D




Mountain Valleys Health Centers will be providing free health screenings in the Burney area on Saturday, August 24th  from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM. In addition to the screenings attendees can receive:

Hygiene Supplies

Help with Medi-Cal/Disability Paperwork

Narcan Kits Available

Free Diabetes and Anemia Screen

YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program Information

Our partners for the event include Aegis Treatment Center, YMCA, and Pit River Casino. Click here to find out more information.



Hello valued patients,

We have some exciting news to share with you! In order to provide better service, we have updated/upgraded our phone system. This means that we will also be getting new phone numbers for our clinics. While we know this can seem challenging, we have the old numbers and new numbers working simultaneously over the course of the next 3-6 months. We want this transition to be as streamlined as possible. Listed below are our new phone numbers. Please update your records accordingly. Thank you!

530-999-9010 Big Valley Health Center
530-999-9011  Big Valley Dental
530-999-9012  Big Valley Billing
530-999-9020  Fall River Valley Health Center
530-999-9030  Burney Health Center
530-999-9031  Burney Dental Center
530-999-9040  Mt Shasta Health Center
530-999-9050  Weed Health Center
530-999-9060  Tulelake Health Center
530-999-9070  Butte Valley Health Center
530-999-9071  Butte Valley Dental

Fall River Valley Health Center
43658 State Hwy 299 E. Fall River Mills, CA 96028

Mountain Valleys Health Centers is pleased to share their doors are opening June 3rd at their new Fall River Valley Health Center located at 43658 State Hwy 299 E., Fall River Mills, CA 96028. In order to provide better service to patients, the clinic will be upgrading their phone system along with a new phone number. The new phone number for the Fall River Valley Health Center will be 530-999-9020. The old phone number will roll over for 3-6 months.

Special thanks to our amazing community friends for attending our Fall River Valley Health Center Open House on Monday! It was a huge success. Thank you Shasta County Supervisor, Mary Rickert, for your continued support of this project. Thank you Big Valley Market for doing a fabulous job catering the food. And congrats to Beth Mann on winning the raffle drawing. We open doors June 3rd!!

Please join us for this special event. All are welcome! In order to serve our patients better, our phone system will be upgraded. This means we will be getting new phone numbers at all of our clinics. The new Fall River Valley Health Center phone number will be 530-999-9020. The old and new phone number will work simultaneously. We want the transition period to be gradual over the next 3-6 months. Thank you! 

WHO: For MVHC’s chronic pain and MAT program patients
WHAT: FREE Tai Chi classes
WHEN: Every Wednesday from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm-STARTING MARCH 6th!
WHERE: Rising Sun Fit Club at 37116 Main St. Burney, CA
WHY: Tai Chi is a preventative and curative branch of Chinese medicine, with many studies showing its health benefits for a wide range of physical and emotional challenges, including those relating to chronic pain conditions.

Tai Chi is a moving meditation.
Tai Chi is a lesson in “mindful” movement.
Tai Chi is the integration of mind, body, and spirit.
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art and exercise consisting of slow, relaxed movements for total self-development: for the body it is an exercise; for the mind it is a study in concentration, will power and visualization; and for the soul, it is a system of spiritual meditation. Through the practice of Tai Chi you will develop muscular strength, body control, sensitivity, timing, improved balance and posture, and a grounding, calming, and centering of your body and of your mind. Michelle will be teaching the Yang style short form. This form can be easily modified for all fitness levels and physical limitations. Tai Chi movements and breathing techniques can even be performed while sitting in a chair.

Michelle works in MVHC’s behavioral health dept. as an integrated services specialist and community educator. She is a Texas LCDC (Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor). Michelle has over 30 yrs. experience as a health and fitness instructor, personal trainer, and martial arts instructor. She has toured nationally as a wellness expert, presenter, motivational speaker, and instructor trainer. Michelle is the owner of PROTECT Institute of Self-Defense and has appeared on Oprah, as Oprah’s pick for top female self-defense instructor.

Please email Michelle @ to register for,
or with any questions concerning, the Tai chi classes. A very special thank you to Rising Sun Fit Club owner, Megan Howard, for graciously providing the space and time for the Tai Chi classes.

Michelle Peterson