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Mission Statement

The purpose of Cornerstone Family Healthcare, a non-profit organization, is to provide high quality, comprehensive, primary and preventative health care services in an environment of caring, respect, and dignity, and in a cost effective manner that maximizes revenues; to be responsive to the needs of the communities that we serve but with continued emphasis on the underserved and those without access to care regardless of race, economic status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or disability.


Cornerstone Family Healthcare is an organization licensed to operate by the State of New York as an Article 28 Diagnostic and Treatment Center. It also is recognized by the Federal Government as a Section 330 Federally Qualified Health Center.  Our Center also operates with the following designations: Medically Underserved Area (MUA), Medically Underserved Population (MUP), and serving in a Health Professionals Shortage Area (HPSA). Cornerstone was recognized by The Joint Commission for offering higher standards of care to its patients, a distinction that few Community Health Centers have received.

 

Although a significant proportion of our patients are enrolled in federal or state health insurance programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Family or Child Health Plus, a large number of the patients who utilize our services have their own medical insurance.

 

Cornerstone participates with a wide array of medical insurance companies that offer coverage to individuals and families in the Mid-Hudson Valley.  We have staff members who can assist you and your family with identifying insurance programs that you might be eligible for, and facilitating your enrollment in these programs.  Our core mission remains to provide primary and preventative medical services to any who need our service regardless of ability to pay.

 

At Cornerstone, we work very hard to provide the highest quality medical services at the most economical level of cost. Independent studies find that the Medicaid cost for a community health center patient is 30 percent less than average spending on patients treated by other medical providers.