Community Health Center of the North Country (CHCNC) has sites located in St. Lawrence, Franklin and Jefferson Counties. Our health center provides affordable, high quality healthcare to people of any age, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, and national origin, regardless of their health insurance status or ability to pay. We pride ourselves in acting as a safety net for those without health insurance or for those who are under-insured. To accommodate those who are uninsured or under insured, we offer a sliding fee scale for most of our services based on the patient's family size and income.
Our health center is always evolving to ensure that our patients are getting the highest quality and most comprehensive healthcare possible. In 2007, our St. Lawrence and Franklin County sites were designated as Federally Qualified Health Centers, which means our health center meets rigorous governance, quality of care and cost standards. In 2011, we transitioned from all paper files to a new electronic medical record system. This transition has not only made the tracking of each of our patients' healthcare more efficient, but it also allows clinicians to access your medical records more quickly in cases of emergency, it reduces the health center's cost by eliminating paper and reducing the time it takes for clinicians to input data, and it creates a safer environment for patient information. CHCNC will continue to find ways to improve quality, access, cost, and implementation of its primary and preventive care services.
We look forward to opening our 5th location this fall at 102 Ford St in Ogdensburg!
Community Health Center of the North Country is deemed a Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) facility, and is also a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).
We provide an array of services: primary and pediatric care, optometry, dental care, physical therapy, health home care coordination, and substance abuse support. Service vary by location so, please call today to make an appointment at one of our offices in Canton, Gouverneur, Malone or Watertown, NY.
OUR TEAM WANTS TO PROVIDE YOUR FAMILY WITH THE BEST PRIMARY CARE EXPERIENCE. HOW CAN WE IMPROVE IN ORDER TO DELIVER ON THE PROMISE OF QUALITY, AFFORDABLE, AND CONVENIENT HEALTHCARE? PLEASE SEND EMAIL TO RAY BABOWICZ IN OUR COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT: RBABOWICZ@CHCNORTHCOUNTRY.ORG
We are proud to announce our Federally Qualified Health Centers in Canton, Gouverneur, and Malone have received NCQA Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition.
"NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology and coordinated care focused on patients," said NCQA President Margaret E. O'Kane. "Recognition shows Community Health Center of the North Country has the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time."
If you have a medical emergency outside of our normal business hours please call 911. If you have a medical concern that IS NOT an emergency, after hours care with an on-call medical professional is available by calling 315-379-8100 in Canton, 315-535-1300 in Gouverneur, and 518-483-2600 in Malone.