PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 1, 2019) – Working together, University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH) and Hudson Headwaters Health Network announce the opening of a federally qualified health center to increase access to primary care for North Country residents.
The project was funded by a $3.6 million matching grant from the New York State Capital Restructuring Financing Program. CVPH built and owns the new building. Hudson Headwaters will operate in the space as Plattsburgh Family Health beginning Monday, Feb. 4, 2019.
The new facility is located in the CVPH Health Plaza at 87 Plaza Boulevard, Plattsburgh. At 19,125 square feet, it features 20 primary care exam rooms where Hudson Headwaters providers will offer comprehensive primary care for all ages, from newborns to teens, adults to retirees—including women’s health, integrated behavioral health and social work support. Plattsburgh Family Health patients will have the added convenience of being able to access CVPH services such as the Diagnostic Center and Blood Donor Center via a connecting hallway.
Plattsburgh Family Health will be open six days a week:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m
Saturday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“We are pleased to partner with CVPH to deliver high-quality primary care services to the residents of Plattsburgh now and into the future,” said Hudson Headwaters CEO Tucker Slingerland, M.D. “Our mission to provide all patients with the best possible health care, regardless of income or insurance situation, is made possible in large part because of partnerships with organizations like CVPH.”
“CVPH and Hudson Headwaters share a commitment to providing high quality care to the communities they serve. This partnership improves access to primary care services here and that’s a real win for all of us,” explained CVPH President Michelle LeBeau.
Access to primary care in the North Country has been a critical concern for many years, with primary care providers becoming increasingly responsible for prevention, wellness and care coordination throughout the health care system. The partnership between CVPH and Hudson Headwaters in opening this new health center is an exciting opportunity, as both strive to build and maintain the health of the North Country community.
Other collaborations between the two organizations include a Diagnostic Center that CVPH operates inside Hudson Headwaters’ Champlain Family Health building and CVPH Family Medicine residents seeing patients at the Champlain facility.
A ribbon cutting ceremony is being planned for June 2019.