Free Check-ups Offered on “Primary Care Access Day”

Several North Country organizations are working together to turn Thursday, April 25th into “Primary Care Access Day,” offering free check-ups and other perks to a select group of local patients.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on that day, any adult or child who has Medicaid, whose primary care provider is Samaritan Medical Center, and who has not had a check-up in the last year will be eligible for a free doctor’s visit. Participants can arrive at one of the three sites listed below with their insurance card and enjoy a free lunch. They will then be offered free transportation to Samaritan Medical Center’s clinic at 1575 Washington St. in Watertown. They’ll receive a check-up, get a bag of goodies (including grocery gift cards) and will be driven back to the site they came from.

Pick-up sites include:

  • Mental Health Association in Jefferson County, 425 Washington St., Watertown
  • NRCIL, 210 Court Street, Suite 30, Watertown
  • Watertown Urban Mission, 247 Factory St., Watertown

Walk-ins are welcome, but sign ups are appreciated! Call Joanna at 315-755-0736 or Laura at 315-755-0737 to reserve a time slot. For insurance questions, call Gretchen Farney (UnitedHealthcare) at 315-271-1426 or Sarah Monica (Fidelis Care) at 315-350-0696.

Thank you to the following organizations for making this event possible: Fidelis Care, the Mental Health Association in Jefferson County, North Country Initiative, the North Country Prenatal-Perinatal Council, the Northern Regional Center for Independent Living, Samaritan Medical Center, UnitedHealthcare, the Volunteer Transportation Center, and the Watertown Urban Mission.


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