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Health Care in Orange County

West Point Health Care in Orange County


There are many health care services in Orange County for military, civilians and veterans, though implementation of the Affordable Care Act has changed established insurance options. Visit www.healthcare.gov for information on open enrollment for health care coverage under the national Affordable Care Act. New York currently has multiple carriers that offer many different plans to its residents. There are three providers in Orange County that offer about 10 plans. The New York State of Health has a helpline (855-355-5777) for consumers to call with questions.

See the Military Buyer’s Guide to connect with local hospitals and medical centers, health care centers and health care providers.


A community health center or clinic is customarily the place to go for those who have no health insurance or have limited income or ability to pay medical fees. Such clinics accept most insurance and provide affordable, comprehensive health care by well-trained, professional staff. They also serve those who are uninsured and underinsured, and most are open to making sliding scale payment arrangements based on income and family size.

For a full list of community health centers in New York, visit the Community Health Care Association of New York State website at www.chcanys.org and click on “Find a Health Center.”


The New York State Education Department’s Office of the Professions website, www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent, can help you find a dentist with its verification searches. Select “Online Services” from the home page and choose an option under “Verifications” to find or verify a dentist, hygienist or dental assistant. You can also seek referrals from people you know who’ve had dental care in the area.

Consider the following to find the best dentist for your needs.

  • Are the dentist’s office hours convenient for your schedule?
  • Is the dental office close to your home or office?
  • How are dental emergencies handled?
  • Does the office appear to be clean and well organized?
  • Is the staff helpful and friendly?
  • What are the dental office’s financial policies, and how is insurance handled?

The Oral Health Office of the New York State Department of Health can give you tips for oral health care. Visit its website at www.health.ny.gov/prevention/dental.


It’s important to find a health care provider before an urgent medical need arises. Building trust with a health care provider takes time, so don’t wait until a family member is ill to find a doctor, nurse practitioner or other health care provider.

Before you arrive at your new assignment, you can check the New York State Department of Health’s licensing verification directory at www.op.nysed.gov/opsearches.htm. You can browse for a provider by type or by name; this should give you a preview of the local medical practitioners as well as where you might need to go for specialized care.

Personal referrals from friends or other medical personnel can add to your options.

You can check a doctor’s certification at the American Board of Medical Specialties at www.abms.org. To see if anyone has registered a complaint or taken disciplinary action against the doctor, visit the New York State Office of Professional Medical Conduct at www.health.ny.gov/professionals/doctors/conduct or call 800-663-6114. When you have selected a health care provider, consider the following.

  • When you scheduled your appointment, was the receptionist friendly, prompt and professional? Did he or she take the time to answer your questions? Were you left on hold too long?
  • When you arrived for your appointment, were you greeted promptly? Was the reception area clean and comfortable?
  • Was the staff friendly and willing to answer your questions?
  • Did you have to wait long in the exam room before the doctor arrived? Was the exam room orderly and clean, with a chair for a family member?
  • When the doctor arrived and introduced himself or herself, did he or she seem rushed or tired? Did you get a good first
  • During the consultation, did nurses or assistants pop in and out? Did the doctor seem caring, compassionate and sympathetic to your concerns? Did you feel comfortable revealing personal information? Did the doctor rush through the meeting?

Treat finding a doctor as seriously as looking for a new job or a new home. You want to be comfortable with the person who will see you while you are most vulnerable.

For Veterans

West Point Health Care For Veterans


Veterans in Orange County are served within Veterans Integrated Service Network 2 — the New York/New Jersey VA Health Care Network, with the nearest major medical center in Wappingers Falls, less than an hour from West Point. VISN 2 serves more than 500,000 veterans each year. There are six medical centers and nearly 60 community-based outpatient clinics in 76 counties in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The closest community-based outpatient clinic is in Goshen.

VA Hudson Valley Health Care System

Montrose Campus

2094 Albany Post Road
Montrose, NY 10548

Castle Point Campus

41 Castle Point Road
Wappingers Falls, NY 125900

The VA Hudson Valley Health Care System includes the Montrose Campus and the Castle Point Campus and several community-based clinics. Dedicated to providing a broad range of services to the veterans of the Hudson Valley, the campuses offer medical, surgical, psychiatric and substance abuse treatment and extended care. Specialty programs include community care, post-traumatic stress disorder help, a Respite Care Program, sexual-trauma counseling, supportive housing, women’s health, optometry, podiatry, spinal cord injury and more.

The following is a list of community-based outpatient clinics and the vet center in Middletown. For a full list of clinics and other facilities, go to www.hudsonvalley.va.gov/locations.

Carmel Community Clinic/Putnam County

1875 Route 6, Provident Bank, Second Floor
Carmel, NY 10512

Eastern Dutchess Pine Plains Community Clinic

2881 Church St., Route 199
Pine Plains, NY 12567

Goshen Community Clinic

30 Hatfield Lane, Suite 204
Goshen, NY 10924

Middletown Vet Center

726 E. Main St., Suite 203
Middletown, NY 10940

Monticello Community Clinic

55 Sturgis Road
Monticello, NY 12701

New City Community Clinic

345 N. Main St., Upper Level
New City, NY 10956

Port Jervis Community Clinic

150 Pike St.
Port Jervis, NY 12771

Poughkeepsie Community Clinic

488 Freedom Plains Road, Suite 120
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs

245 W. Houston St.
New York, NY 10014

Veterans Crisis Hotline 800-273-8255


The Department of Veterans Affairs improves the quality of life for New York’s veterans, military and their families by increasing awareness and access to appropriate federal, state and local resources.

Hospitals/Medical Centers

West Point Health Care Hospitals Medical Centers


Because emergencies can happen without warning, it’s prudent to know where to go when they occur. Saving minutes in a crisis can mean saving a life. Knowing what services are available, and where, can make all the difference. Visit the following websites for more information on local hospital and medical center services.

Bon Secours Community Hospital

160 E. Main St.
Port Jervis, NY 12771

Catskill Regional Medical Center

68 Harris-Bushville Road
Harris, NY 12742

Ellenville Regional Hospital

10 Healthy Way
Ellenville, NY 12428

Helen Hayes Rehabilitation Hospital

51-55 U.S. Route 9W
West Haverstraw, NY 10993

NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital

1980 Crompond Road
Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567

Orange Regional Medical Center

707 E. Main St.
Middletown, NY 10940

St. Anthony Community Hospital

15 Maple Ave.
Warwick, NY 10990

St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital

70 Dubois St.
Newburgh, NY 12550

Public Health Care

West Point Health Care Public Health Care
New York State Department of Health

Orange County Office
1887 County Building
124 Main St.
Goshen, NY 10924

The state department of health works to protect and improve the health and well-being of all New Yorkers. To meet that goal, the organization offers a number of services provided statewide by local health departments to prevent disease, promote health and protect the public from health problems and hazards.

Local health units offer many different services, including communicable disease investigation and intervention, family planning, immunizations, STD counseling and testing, WIC and nutrition services, women’s health services and more. Services vary by location.


47 Academy Ave.
Middletown, NY 10940


130 Broadway
Newburgh, NY 12550


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