Who We Are
Our Mission & History
In the mid-1980s a group of local residents joined together, concerned with the lack of quality and affordable healthcare providers in New Square, New York and the surrounding area. At the time, New Square was federally designated as a Medically Underserved Area, with residents forced to seek care outside of the community and often at great distances. In response, local residents began the grassroots movement that culminated in the founding of Refuah Health Center in 1992.
We opened our doors the following year in 1993 with a single mission– is to provide high-quality, comprehensive medical, dental and supportive services to all patients, regardless of their ability to pay. Our vision is to eliminate social, economic and cultural barriers to the provision of top notch care.
In 2002, Refuah applied for and received section 330(e) Community Health Center funding. As the area’s leading Federally-Qualified Community Health Center (FQHC), we provide comprehensive safety-net services across the Hudson Valley.
What We Do
Our Approach to Care
Over the past 25 years we have grown exponentially into a full-service, integrated, multi-specialty healthcare organization with four service sites and a fleet of mobile medical units. At Refuah we go beyond treating our patients; we strive to keep our community healthy by providing gold standard diagnostics, as well as patient education and support. The needs of our Members are our first priority.
To that end, Refuah employs a patient-centered model of care focused on increasing access and enhancing Members experience. Refuah employs an integrated team of leading clinicians in adult and pediatric primary care, enhanced by a variety of medical specialties. Many of our doctors are nationally-renown, and are often consulted by outside providers for their expertise, or cited in professional literature.
In addition, we boast a large and highly regarded comprehensive dental program, as well as a fully-staffed and reputable behavioral and mental health division that is integrated into our primary care program. We like to offer our Members a one-stop-shop. You can come to us for your medical, mental and dental health. We also offer diagnostic radiology and laboratory services on-site, as well as a pharmacy, wellness center, and patient education outreach sessions.
Awards and Honors
RefuahHealth is designated by the US Department of Health and Human Services as a Federally-Qualified Health Center, is an FTCA (Federal Tort Claims Act) Deemed facility and is recognized by the National Community for Quality Assurance for its innovative and successful Diabetes program as well as having achieved the highest level, Level 3, Patient-Centered Medical Home designations for all service sites.
Refuah was selected to serve as the lead agency of one of the 25 “Performing Provider Systems” across New York State under the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program. Refuah Community Health Collaborative (RefuahCHC) is the only system led by a federally qualified health center.
The vision of the RefuahCHC is to create a community-based, integrated delivery system that will provide high-quality, coordinated care and population health management for Rockland & Orange Counties. Click here to learn more or visit the Collaborative’s website at www.refuahchc.org