On October 10th the Cerebral Palsy Association of the North Country in New York celebrated the grand opening of a new health center at its new location, 380 County Route 51 in Malone, New York.
The new building, the Community Health Center of the North Country, is a federally qualified Health Center built with the assistance of a grant that the Association received through the Affordable Care Act. This allows them to move from their previous leased space on Finney Boulevard.
The grand opening celebration offered tours of the new facility, snacks, drinks, and of course a moving ribbon-cutting ceremony. The event brought together 70 participants who came from partnering agencies as well as individuals representing the public at large. Those taking the tour of the building were able to see that the facility is large enough to accommodate its staff today while leaving enough room for expansion of its services into the future.
The services provided by the Cerebral Palsy Association of the North Country include support to families and individuals challenged with developmental disabilities. The Association provides case management services, family education training, community and residential support, outdoor recreation, the New York State Elks Home Service Program and much more.
The Community Center of the North Country prides itself on its goal of providing affordable health care services to all, no matter what an individual’s health insurance status may be, or his/her ability to pay. At the moment, the Center offers primary care, psychiatry and counseling services to all members of the community.