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HHC Expands Access to COVID-19 Resources

Monday, March 7, 2022 -- Hometown Health Centers (HHC) is proud to partner with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on two programs to help in the fight against COVID-19. The programs are designed to help health center staff, patients and community members gain access to much needed resources in the battle against coronavirus.



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MVP, HHC Keeping Children Warm This Winter

Monday, Nov. 22, 2021 -- It’s that time of year again! Hometown Health Centers (HHC) is happy to partner with MVP Health Care for its sixth annual Coats for Kids fundraising effort. The health effects of extreme cold weather can be life threatening. Cold weather makes the body work harder, putting stress on the heart. Children can quickly develop hypothermia, when exposed to extreme cold.


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Hometown Health Named "Best of the Best"

Monday, Oct. 25, 2021 -- Hometown Health Centers (HHC) is thrilled to announce that its multi-specialty facility located at 1044 State Street in Schenectady received the 2021 Best General Practice Doctor Award. The honor is presented by The Daily Gazette as part of its Peoples Choice Awards 2021 Best of the Best Program.

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Hometown Health Centers Receives Two HRSA Awards

Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021 -- Hometown Health Centers (HHC), the only not-for-profit, federally qualified health center in Schenectady County, has just been named a recipient of two Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Community Health Quality Recognition (CHQR) awards.


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Major Dental Expansion Coming to Hometown Health Centers!

Monday, Aug. 9, 2021 -- Exciting news! Hometown Health Centers (HHC) will soon break ground on a new state-of-the art dental facility that will serve all of Schenectady and residents from the surrounding Capital Region communities.  The new site is scheduled to open early next year.

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 -- There is a lot of information available about COVID-19, the coronavirus outbreak that began in Wuhan, China late last December. This information is constantly changing and sometimes difficult to follow.


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Upstate Issues Radio Interview: News Radio 810 and 103.1 FM WGY

Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 -- Hometown Health Centers CEO Joe Gambino sits down with Diane Donato, host, "Upstate Issues" (News Radio 810 and 103.1 FM WGY), to talk about the important work of community health centers and Hometown Health Centers, a nationally recognized health center, provides comprehensive primary medical, dental and behavioral health services to more than 20,000 Schenectady patients each year.


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Hometown Health Sets Community HealthFest for Aug. 8

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 -- Hometown Health Centers (HHC), the only not-for-profit, federally qualified health center in Schenectady County, will host its annual HealthFest Thursday, Aug. 8 from noon to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of its Schenectady facility located at 1044 State Street, Schenectady.

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Hometown Health Slates HealthFest for Aug. 16

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 -- Hometown Health Centers (HHC), the only not-for-profit, federally qualified health center in Schenectady County, will host its annual HealthFest Thursday, Aug. 16 from noon to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of its Schenectady facility located at 1044 State Street, Schenectady.

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Hometown Health CEO to Receive Honorary Degree

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 -- Greg Dewey, Ph.D., president of Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS), announced today that Joe Gambino, CEO of Hometown Health Centers, will receive an honorary degree from the college at the college's 138th commencement ceremony Saturday, May 12 at 1 p.m. at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

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Community Health Center Funding (WCNY's The Capitol Pressroom)

Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 -- Joe Gambino, CEO, Hometown Health Centers, joined Susan Arbetter on WCNY's The Capitol Pressroom this morning to discuss Washington’s upheaval and its affect on local community health centers. Click here to listen to the informative segment,


Annual HealthFest Gives Residents Tools to Lead Healthier Lives

Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 -- Drawn in by free food, music and giveaways, hundreds of residents explored available community healthcare resources at Thursday's HealthFest.

Attendees, made up of mostly families, circulated through the parking lot adjacent to the Hometown Health Centers, at 1044 State St., Thursday afternoon. The lot, located near the intersection of State Street and Brandywine Avenue, was filled with tents and booths of local healthcare providers for the 42nd year of the event, hosted by Hometown Health Centers.

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Hometown Health Centers Slates Annual Community HealthFest for 8/31

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (August 8, 2017) — Hometown Health Centers (HHC), the only not-for-profit, federally qualified health center in Schenectady County, will host its 42nd annual HealthFest Thursday, Aug. 31 from noon to 3 p.m.

The free community event, which will take place rain or shine and is open to the general public, will be held in the parking lot of HHC’s Schenectady facility at 1044 State Street, Schenectady.

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Schenectady Program Connects At-Risk Residents to Healthcare

ALBANY, N.Y. (July 27, 2017) – Eddie Polanco, speaking to a room of healthcare professionals and community leaders on Tuesday, said he owns a suit, but doesn’t typically wear it to his job.

Instead, he usually wears what he wore on Tuesday: a gray Chicago Bulls hat with a red bill, a black T-shirt and ripped jeans. He proudly displayed his tattoos.


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Hometown Health Centers Hosts 45th Anniversary Dinner

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (June 15, 2017) — Community partners, business leaders and board members gathered Thursday, June 15 at the Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Hometown Health Centers (HHC), Schenectady County’s only not-for-profit, federally qualified health center.


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HHC Dental Department Receives Award

March 13, 2017

Recently Hometown Health Centers received the "Give Kids A Smile" award from the New York State Dental Foundation.  The funds received from this award goes right back into the community we serve by helping us to expand our Dental Outreach team who provides dental screenings, treatments, and sealants to kids in the Schenectady School District.  Thank you to the New York State Dental Foundation for recognizing the important work that we're doing. We are honored to receive this award!

Award Presentation: (left to right)  Justin Hurlburt, DMD - HHC Cheif Dental Officer, Dr. G. Kirk Gleason, NYS Dental Foundation, Joe Gambino, CEO HHC, Laura Clark Leon, Exective Director, NYS Dental Foundation, Lynn Martin, Executive Director, Fourth District Dental Society.

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December 1, 2016 (Times Union) 

THE ISSUE: Programs in Troy and Schenectady are targeting poverty.  

THE STAKES: Their success warrants continued state funding for "community schools" and similar efforts.  


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Services Vision

NEW.... Vision Department!

Hometown Health Centers Vision Provider:

Hometown patients have access to an on-site Optometrist for routine eye exams, diabetic eye exams, and referrals to eye specialists.  Ask your Hometown Primary Care Provider for more information.

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