About Robert C. Byrd Clinic
The Robert C. Byrd Clinic (RCBC) is headquartered on the campus of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) in historic Lewisburg, WV. We are a comprehensive not-for-profit Rural Health Clinic committed to providing outstanding primary health care to the residents of the Greenbrier Valley.
The clinic opened in 1976 as the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine Clinic, Inc. and served as a faculty practice and teaching site for WVSOM students and professors, a mission that is deeply engrained in the Clinic to this day. In addition to its teaching mission, The WVSOM Clinic, Inc. quickly identified the need for expanded primary health care services in Greenbrier County and began to grow.
Thanks to a federal appropriation that was secured by the late Senator Robert C. Byrd in January 1997, The WVSOM Clinic, Inc. relocated to its present location at the north end of the WVSOM campus and officially became known as Robert C. Byrd Clinic. Since our initial expansion in 1997, RCBC has added critical services to meet the local needs of patients in a rural care setting. With over 40 physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and physician residents on staff, RCBC offers a wide range of primary care services including family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, pediatric pulmonology, osteopathic neuromuscular medicine, behavioral health, acute/same-day care, diabetic education, medical acupuncture, social services and culinary medicine.. For more than a decade, RCBC has achieved designation as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). In 2021, RCBC received the Organization of the Year Award for Excellence in Rural Health by the West Virginia Rural Health Association.