About Hudson Headwaters Health Network

Hudson Headwaters Health Network is a nonprofit system of 24 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.

Who We Are

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

Hudson Headwaters began with a single health center, established in Chestertown, NY in 1974. At that time, residents of a half dozen neighboring towns had little or no access to basic health services without traveling great distances. 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 community members, 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.

40th Anniversary Collection

2021 marked the 40th anniversary of Hudson Headwaters Health Network. Our theme for this milestone anniversary, #FortyForward, was about reflecting on the past while focusing on the future as we envisioned the next forty years of accessible health care.

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