Mountain View Health Services, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, was established in August of 2020 by Jonathan and Andrea Van Ravenswaay, Jan Ilutsik, Heather Smith, Brant Smith, and Jessica Cabrera to serve the health and medical needs of Mountain View. Jim Posey joined in 2021 and currently serves as Senior Advisor to the Board.
In 2009, while Dr. Van Ravenswaay was in his first year of medical school in Anchorage, he saw a “Medical Space for Lease” sign on a Mountain View strip mall and toured the space. A vision for a local community clinic was born. Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center had moved out a few years earlier, leaving the space built out as a clinic. A few years later, Hospital Corporation of America briefly opened a community clinic in Mountain View which closed in June 2017. After hearing of the closure, Dr. Van Ravenswaay made plans to open a clinic in Mountain View, and one year later Mountain View Urgent Care opened its doors to the community at the present location.
In 2021 Dr. Van Ravenswaay transferred Mountain View Urgent Care to Mountain View Health Services for the purpose of making it a permanent non-profit community health clinic and expand vital health services including primary care and behavioral health.
The clinic is in Mountain View, located within 1 mile of most residents of the community at 3521 Mountain View Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508. The center features roughly 4000 square feet of clinical space that include 7 exam rooms, a laboratory, portable X-ray machines, and a large space for a procedure suite.