Frequently Asked Questions
Beginning its 49th year, the Cornerstone Family Healthcare (formerly GHVFHC), a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), is a nonprofit, community directed healthcare provider, dedicated to providing high quality, comprehensive primary and preventative health care services to all people regardless of income or insurance status.
FQHC’s are able to provide care at costs which are substantially lower than other providers. Additionally, we offer a sliding fee scale based on income and family size.
Cornerstone Family Healthcare provides essential medical services regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. If you are uninsured or have a high insurance deductible, a sliding fee discount is offered based upon family/household size and annual income, and calculated according to the most current Federal Poverty Guidelines.
For more information, please ask you Patient Services Representative, see our Enabling Services Department, or call our Health Center’s Call Center at (845) 563-8000
Through 8 clinical sites, Cornerstone Family Healthcare meets the healthcare needs of over 23,000 patients in the areas of internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, endocrinology, cardiology, podiatry, audiology, dentistry, optometry, behavioral health and urgent care.
In addition, Cornerstone offers patients an array of ancillary services – diagnostic x-ray, laboratory, pharmacy, nutrition counseling, care coordination, health education, translation, and support for insurance enrollment.
FQHC’s establish and expand services through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), a federal agency that ensures all American’s have the opportunity to improve their health and achieve health equity by providing access to quality services, a skilled healthcare workforce and innovative programs. HRSA utilizes data based on certain designation criteria to decide whether or not a geographic area or population group meets the criteria for a Medically Underserved Area (MUA).
Plattekill is a rural community, and as such, meets the criteria for a MUA. The establishment of a health center will ensure the healthcare needs of all people.
Healthy communities require healthy people. A healthy community reflects a sense of physical and mental well-being and is the foundation for achieving all other goals. However, accessing quality, affordable health care can often be a challenge. Extending access to a system of care that emphasizes prevention, chronic disease management and health education to your community, ensures a foundation for a healthy workforce, healthy students, and a cost savings to local, state and federal tax payers.
The Plattekill site will offer family practice medicine, providing comprehensive and continuing health care for individuals and families. The scope will encompass all ages, in a patient-centered, family focused environment. Ancillary services and clinical specialties will be provided based on need.
Internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology
The Plattekill facility will be open Monday – Friday from 9 am – 5 pm.