CHBS/UFHC Open New Clinics

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A joint ribbon cutting for the Upstate Family Health Center, Inc. (UFHC) a primary care medical office located on West Dominick Street in Rome and for the Upstate Cerebral Palsy Community Health and Behavioral Services (CHBS) new behavioral health clinic located right next door on West Dominick Street in Rome recently took place. The shared missions of the organizations will position them to work together to provide primary care and behavioral health care services to the children and adults of the Rome community.

The UFHC offers primary care services to people of all ages. Services include well child care and immunizations, treatment of chronic medical conditions including diabetes, heart disease and hypertension, physical exams, gynecological care and preventive services. CHBS services include individual counseling, psychiatric services, play therapy, family therapy, Health Home Care Management, and MICA services. This is also an opportunity to meet the new CHBS Medical Director, Dr. Minhaj Siddiqi.

According to Tara Costello, Vice President of Behavioral Health Services at Upstate Cerebral Palsy, “We are committed to providing a high quality service to our clients by giving timely access to care with a comprehensive array of clinical services. Working in close proximity with the Upstate Family Health Center will allow our clients receiving behavioral health care to also receive primary health care as well, and vice versa, thus treating the whole person and leading to better physical and mental health.”

Terence Philips, UFHC Executive Director, remarks, “Our relationship with Community Health and Behavioral Services is one that is built on the needs of our patients and acknowledges the shortage of both primary care and behavioral health care services in central New York. Through our collaboration, we are better positioned to care for our patients that suffer from both medical and behavioral health issues. We look forward to continuing our relationship with CHBS and working with the Rome community to better serve our patients.

“We welcome Upstate Family Health Center/Community Health & Behavioral Services to downtown Rome. The location will be ideal for the clinics to offer primary care and behavioral health services to our citizens in a friendly atmosphere at the REACH Center. We look forward to a strong working relationship with both clinics,” said Mayor Jacqueline M. Izzo.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call the Upstate Family Health Center at 315.624.9470 or Community Health and Behavioral Services at 315.337.0773.


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