Regional Telemedicine Initiative

Of all all our project areas, perhaps the fastest growing is our regional telemedicine initiative.

Work began in early 2009, when FDRHPO created the North Country Telemedicine Project (NCTP), an extensive fiber-optic network that connected more than 25 healthcare facilities in Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, Onondaga and St. Lawrence counties, including Fort Drum’s Guthrie Ambulatory Healthcare Clinic.

Our network spans 12 counties across northern and central New York. Click on image to enlarge OR click this link for an interactive map.

This network expanded in 2011, when FDRHPO partnered with the Adirondack-Champlain Telemedicine Information Network (ACTION) to create a second network encompassing sites in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties — as well as Chittenden County in Vermont.

Funding for these programs was made available by the Federal Communication Commission’s “Rural Healthcare Pilot Program” and the New York State Department of Health’s “HEAL 21” grant. Today, FDRHPO’s telemedicine program remains funded by the Department of Health, as one of its Rural Health Development Programs.

In 2015, FDRHPO began a collaboration with the Adirondack Health Institute (AHI) to form the North Country Telehealth Partnership — a unified effort to plan and implement telemedicine throughout their 12-county catchment area, covering northern and central New York. This collaborative has quickly become northern New York’s leading agency focused on increasing access to healthcare through the innovative use of telehealth and telemedicine technology.

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Telehealth Learning Collaborative

The Telehealth Learning Collaborative is a bi-monthly video conference hosted by the North Country Telehealth Partnership. It brings together stakeholders from across New York State to help ensure successful telemedicine project implementation, continuity and sustainability.

Our current membership is made up of more than 130 individuals from more than 90 organizations, which are listed below. To see the individuals who represent their organization on the collaborative, simply click on an organization for more information.


Adirondack Health

Adirondack Health Institute

Adirondack Pediatrics

ADK Action

Alice Hyde Medical Center

Alliance for Better Health

Alliance for Positive Health

The ARC of Ulster-Greene

Ascension — St. Mary’s Healthcare

Barclay Damon LLP

The Baywood Center

Behavioral Health Services North

Brown & Weinraub, PLLC

Cambridge Valley Rescue Squad

Canton-Potsdam Hospital

Care Compass Network

The Castleton Group

Catholic Family Center


Center for Disability Services

Centers Health Care

Champlain Valley Family Center

Champlain Valley Physician’s Hospital

Chautauqua County Health Network

Citizen Advocates

Clinton County Mental Health & Addiction Services

Columbia University

Community Health Care Association of NYS

Community Health Center Homecare

Community Health Center of the North Country

Community Health Network of CT

Community Partners of WNY/CHS Buffalo

Community, Work, Independence, Inc.

Credo Community Center for the Treatment of Addictions, Inc.

Crouse Health

Development Authority of the North Country

Elderwood of North Creek

Elizabethtown Community Hospital

Essen Medical Associates, PC

Essex County Mental Health

Essex County Office for the Aging

Essex County Public Health

Evolve Practice Partners


Fidelis Care

The Family Counseling Center

Finger Lakes Area Counseling & Recovery Agency

Finger Lakes Community Health

Foley & Lardner

Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization

Fulton County Public Health

Fulton County Office for Aging & Youth

Glens Falls Hospital

Glens Falls Pediatrics

Hamilton County Public Health

Hartford HealthCare

HCR Home Care

Healthcare Choices NY

Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS)

Healthy Connections Psychological Services


Helio Health


Hodgson Russ

Hometown Health Centers

Hospice & Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley, Inc.

Hudson Headwaters Health Network

Hudson-Mohawk AHEC

Iatric Systems

InSight Telepsychiatry

Jefferson-Lewis BOCES

Lewis County Health System

Lexington Center for Recovery

Long Island Select Healthcare

Maplewood Health Care & Rehab Center


Mental Health Association in Westchester

Meridian IT

Mountain Lake Services

Mountain Valley Hospice

Nathan Littauer Hospital

New Choices Recovery


NYS Department of Health

NYS Offices for People with Developmental Disabilities

NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

NYS Office of Mental Health

NYS Tug Hill Commission

NYU Langone

North Country Family Health Center

Northeast Telehealth Resource Center

Northern Oswego County Health Services, Inc.

Northern Rivers

Northwell Health

Northwinds Integrated Health Network, IPA Inc.

Oak Orchard Health

Open Door Family Medical Center

Open Door Mission

Orange County Department of Mental Health

People, Inc.

Planned Parenthood of Greater NY

Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson

Plattsburgh Primary Care Pediatrics

Prospect Center

Regional Primary Care Network

River Hospital

Rochester Regional Health

Schabel Medical Group

St. Catherine’s Center for Children

St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers

St. Lawrence County Community Services

St. Luke Health Services

St. Lawrence Health System

SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Telehealth Associates, Inc.


United Helpers

University of Buffalo

University of Rochester Medical Center

The University of Vermont Health Network

Villa of Hope

Visiting Nurse Association of Albany

Vital Care Services

Warren County Public Health

Warren Washington Association for Mental Health

Wellcare Health Plans

Westchester Medical Center Health Network

Want to learn more?

If you have questions about our telemedicine program or the North Country Telehealth Partnership, our team can help you out! Get to know us below to see who might be your best contact.


Robert Hunt
Fiber Network Manager & Telemedicine Network Program Coordinator
Nancy DelMastro
Telehealth Project Manager
Tom Zecher
Director of Health Information Technology