Hudson Headwaters Health Network
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Who We Are

Hudson Headwaters Health Network is a nonprofit system of 23 community health centers providing primary care to more than 7,900 square miles of the Adirondack North Country and Glens Falls region. The network serves all of Warren County and parts of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Saratoga and Washington counties.

Hudson Headwaters is the sole medical provider in much of this rural, medically underserved region. In the Glens Falls area, Hudson Headwaters is the only primary care “safety-net” provider. Our patients are served in Hudson Headwaters’ local health centers, in hospitals, nursing homes, work places, schools and in their homes.

A Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), Hudson Headwaters’ mission is to provide care to everyone in the communities we serve, regardless of income or insurance. Our practitioners care for 9,100 patients each week, accounting for about 475,000 patient visits in 2023.

Our Mission

Our mission has remained the same throughout: to provide the best health care, and access to that care, for everyone in our communities.

Our Vision

To pioneer an innovative, sustainable and community-focused health system through comprehensive primary care and diverse partnerships.

Our DEI Statement

The health and well-being of our employees, patients and community start with a foundation of respect for eachother.

Our History

“Historically, our health centers have had deep connections to their communities,” said Dan Way, M.D., who worked for Hudson Headwaters for more than 35 years. “And that has been a big part of our strength. People feel comfortable and familiar at their local health center. There’s a lot of trust in our ability to deliver care and to be there for patients when they need us.”

The group that was to become the Hudson Headwaters Health Network started in 1974, with a single health center in Chestertown, NY.  At that time, residents of neighboring towns had little or no local access to basic health services.

Over the next few years, new health centers opened in Warrensburg, North Creek and Indian Lake. In each instance, the local health center was made possible by community support. Hudson Headwaters provided the care; the community provided the facility. Local guilds, composed of area women, held bake sales, stuffed envelopes, and helped paint and decorate their community health centers.

In 1981, these four health facilities officially became Hudson Headwaters Health Network, a Federally Qualified Health Center.  The federal program provides financial support to health centers like ours that deliver care in medically underserved areas.

To meet the continued need for local medical care, Hudson Headwaters opened centers in Bolton Landing in 1985 and Schroon Lake and Ticonderoga in 1993.  During the next decade, new health centers opened in Glens Falls, Moreau and Queensbury, followed by the Albert R. Tucker Dental Services Center in Warrensburg (2005), the Moriah Health Center (2006), the Fort Edward-Kingsbury Health Center (2010) and West Mountain Primary Care (2012). North Country Family Health joined the network in November 2012 extending our service area to the Canadian border.

In 2013, the practice, patients and providers of Glens Falls-based North Country Obstetrics & Gynecology joined Hudson Headwaters, making it our 16th health center. In fall of 2015, our 17th health center was built on the newly renamed West Mountain Health Services campus. The campus includes West Mountain Health Services (Bldg 1), (Bldg 2) and the Hudson Headwaters corporate offices.

In 2017, Hudson Headwaters opened a new state-of-the art facility to replace its North Country Family Health site in Champlain and was renamed Champlain Family Health. This also marked the beginning of a partnership with the University of Vermont Health Network to services to the region.

In 2019, Plattsburgh Family Health became our 18th health center. Our Queensbury Family Health center was relocated and renamed Pediatric and Adolescent Health. Also in 2019, Hudson Headwaters partnered with the Hadley-Luzerne School District to bring high-quality primary care to students at the new school-based health center, Hadley-Luzerne Student Health.

In 2020, the new Moreau Family Health was built and includes onsite lab and imaging services provided by Glens Falls Hospital. North Country Obstetrics & Gynecology was renovated and renamed Women’s Health. The new Ticonderoga Health Center was built as part of the University of Vermont Elizabethtown Hospital – Ticonderoga Campus to create an all-inclusive medical campus.

In the fall of 2020, the practice, patients and providers of Adirondack Internal Medicine and Pediatrics in Tupper Lake and Saranac Lake joined Hudson Headwaters and became our 20th and 21st health centers as Tupper Lake Family Health and Saranac Lake Family Health.

In 2021, Hudson Headwaters launched its first Mobile Health center, which sees patients in Salem, Lake Luzerne, Whitehall and at SUNY Adirondack in Queensbury.

In 2022, West Mountain Health Services Bldg 1 was renamed West Mountain Specialty Care and West Mountain Health Services Bldg 2 was renamed West Mountain Family Health.

In 2023, the Network opened its 22nd and 23rd brick-and-mortar health centers: Glens Falls Family Health and Family Health at Malone.

Hudson Headwaters’  mission has remained the same throughout: to provide the best health care, and access to that care for everyone in our communities, regardless of financial or insurance status.

40th Anniversary Collection

2021 marked the 40th anniversary of Hudson Headwaters Health Network! Our theme for this milestone anniversary, #FortyForward, was all about reflecting on the past while focusing on the future as we envisioned the next forty years of accessible health care. See our full 40th Anniversary Oral History Collection here.

The Care We Provide

Welcome to Hudson Headwaters. Our approach to caring for you starts with prevention — our goal is to help you get and stay healthy, and to provide you with the best health care possible. Our doors are open to all, and we want you to feel at home in our health centers and be comfortable with the people who care for you.

As a “primary care” practice, we deliver care to people of all ages. When illness strikes, we’re the first place you call, and where you will return for care throughout your life. Our teams are trained to listen so they can understand your needs and find the best way to help you and your family. With a broad selection of services – from women’s health and pediatrics, to behavioral health and imaging — we treat most conditions, and coordinate other care you may require.

We provide youngsters with the necessary inoculations to ward off common childhood ailments, and we give our adult patients timely immunizations and appropriate gender and age-related tests for disease. We track your health, including blood pressure, cholesterol, and body mass index (BMI).

For our older patients, especially those with chronic conditions, we provide additional care management and outreach. We help people understand their symptoms, learn what they can do to improve their health, and to stay as healthy as possible. On some occasions we provide tools, such as blood pressure cuffs, to help a patient stay on top of his/her condition. Easy access to your personal medical information is available online through your Patient Portal.