Hudson Headwaters Mobile Health is now delivering primary care services at SUNY Adirondack. The mobile health center will be on campus twice a month to serve students, faculty and staff.
The mobile health center is staffed by a family nurse practitioner, Christine Calistri, a registered nurse and a medical assistant. Hudson Headwaters Mobile Health Program Lead Kristin Waller, who also serves as the onsite medical assistant, recently attended SUNY Adirondack’s winter student orientation day.
“We brought the unit onsite so students and other campus community members could tour through and get to know us,” explained Waller. “The mobile team is thrilled to offer services to SUNY Adirondack and hope our flexible options, such as online appointment scheduling and same-day sick appointments, appeal to busy students and campus staff.”
The mobile health center will kick off its SUNY Adirondack presence with a Moderna COVID-19 booster clinic for the campus community from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Feb. 10.
This is the first time medical services will be offered on the SUNY Adirondack campus, which does not have a student health center. Access to health care became a priority when the campus added a residence hall in 2013.
“SUNY Adirondack is excited by the opportunity to advance our relationship with Hudson Headwaters Health Network and bring affordable, top-notch health care to campus for our students and their dependents,” said Kristine D. Duffy, Ed.D., president of SUNY Adirondack. “Hudson Headwaters’ Mobile Health Center offers SUNY Adirondack students convenient, safe care to help our students make their health a priority.”
SUNY Adirondack is the fourth site served by the mobile health center. Other locations include Salem, New York, Lake Luzerne, New York, and Whitehall, New York. Hours and locations vary by site; a full calendar with site locations and times is available at hhhn.org/mobilehealth.
According to Hudson Headwaters CEO Dr. Tucker Slingerland, “The addition of SUNY Adirondack to the list of our mobile health program’s service sites is another great example of the power of mobile to deliver care wherever it is needed most. We are thrilled to support one of our local community colleges and partners in this way.”
Hudson Headwaters Mobile Health appointment types include primary care visits for adults and children, women’s health services, chronic disease management and preventive health screenings. Same-day appointments for injury or illness may also be scheduled. Individuals must become a patient of Hudson Headwaters Health Network to make an appointment at the mobile health center. Community members may establish as a patient and/or make appointments by calling 518-623-0871 or by visiting hhhn.org/mobilehealth.
The Hudson Headwaters Mobile Health Center is a highly customized, 40-foot RV-like vehicle converted into a primary care medical office. It offers two fully equipped examination rooms, a registration area, point-of-care testing areas, a lab draw station and bathroom. Take a virtual tour of the new mobile health center at hhhn.org/mobilehealth.
The Hudson Headwaters Health Foundation is raising funds to support the mobile program’s initial three-year pilot phase. Major project supporters include The Charles R. Wood Foundation, Stewart’s/Dake Family, The Himoff Family and CDPHP.