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This year marked the 10th anniversary for Mountain Valleys Health Centers (MVHC) hosting Wellness Week. The health fairs ran Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM in Burney, Fall River, Bieber, Tulelake, and Dorris. The week is designed to help community members improve their well-being by learning about health and wellness opportunities from local agencies. Community members purchased vouchers for discounted blood draws at the fair, along with receiving a free lunch. Mountain Valleys would like to give a big thank you to all the community members and agencies who showed up! Thank you for making it another successful year!

Martha Ugbinada

Burney Dental Staff

MVHC Staff

Carol Morris

Dr. Raymond Mandel & A.J. Idrogo
Tamara Brock

It is with sad hearts that we say goodbye to Jesse Arnold (FNP) this week as he pursues new adventures closer to family. Jesse, we wish you the best and can’t thank you enough for your hard work and dedicated service to our patients! You will be missed! We are also excited to welcome new permanent healthcare professionals to our MVHC family. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Maria Roces (DDS), Tom Roseland (FNP), and Matthew Kahn (FNP).

Mountain Valleys Health Center (MVHC) is pleased to announce we are giving $1,000.00 total in scholarships to local high school students.  We have 5 high schools in our service area: Big Valley, Burney, Butte Valley, Fall River, and Tulelake.  MVHC is offering a $200.00 scholarship opportunity to each high school. There are healthcare jobs in technology, administration, business, accounting, and much more. MVHC values investing in the lives of students and assisting them in furthering their education. The scholarship deadline is April 14, 2017.


The much anticipated grand opening on January 12, 2017 of the Burney Dental Center means residents from Burney, CA and nearby towns will have easy access to dental care provided by Mountain Valleys Health Centers. The Burney Dental Center offers a vast array of dental services. Patients can begin calling today to schedule appointments at 530-335-3521. The Burney Dental Center is located at 20615 Commerce Way Burney, CA 96013.

Please join Mountain Valleys by attending the open house from 3:00-5:00 PM on January 12, 2017.

The following services are provided at the Burney Dental Center:

  • Primary and Preventive Dental Care
  • Emergency Service
  • Exams and X-rays
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Standard Teeth Cleaning
  • Fluoride Treatment and Sealants
  • Deep Teeth Cleaning
  • Fillings
  • Root Canals
  • Crowns
  • Extractions
  • Dentures and Partials
  • Teeth Whitening

To find out more about MVHC please visit them on their Facebook page at


It has been a pleasure working with my patients at Mountain Valleys Health Centers.  I have enjoyed my time here with you all and thought I would offer some tips to continuing your care after my absence. 

If you are looking for prescription refills, remember it is necessary to establish care with a new provider.  For those patients who are taking chronic narcotic prescriptions please have patience.  These medications are in a special class and many providers are not comfortable prescribing these medications.  On top of this the DEA has challenged family practice providers with new regulations and guidelines requiring reassessment of each patients need for therapy.  These new stipulations are to protect you the patient from inadvertent overdose and death.

If you have outstanding orders, these will be followed up by other MVHC Providers.  Remember if you do not hear back on a test that was completed, be sure to give our office a call. 

Thank you for choosing me to be your family practice physician, I wish you all the best. 

Kind regards,

Dr. Barrios

MVHC recently hosted a homeless outreach on October 8, 2016 in Burney, CA. MVHC was able to provide meals, showers, health screening, flu shots, blood draws, clothing, blankets, shoes and care for a number of local homeless individuals. Our staff was joined by a number of partners, including Mayers Memorial Hospital, Lassen County Public Health, The Pit River Casino, Burney Fabricare, Hill Country Clinic’s Circle of Friends as well as generous donations from community members and the MVHC staff. Our staff was impressed by the gratefulness and humility of those that we were able to help.
-Raymond Mandel, Ph.D
Behavioral Health Director, Mountain Valleys Health Centers



Mountain Valleys Health Centers (MVHC) is providing free health screenings for the homeless population in the Burney and Fall River area at the Burney Health Center on October 8, 2016 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The following will be provided:

  • Free clothing and blankets
  • Use of the shower facility
  • Assistance with Medi-Cal/Disability Paperwork
  • Free food

Burney Health Center

37491 Enterprise Dr.

Burney, CA 96013

(530) 335-5457