It is the mission of River Hospital to provide compassionate, cost effective and accessible primary health care to the year round and seasonal residents, and visitors of the River Communities. The hospital prides itself on high quality outpatient, inpatient and specialty services to meet individual and community needs through partnerships with our patients and communities we serve.
Threatened with closure of the hospital in 2000, a group of concerned citizens formed a task force to appeal to the New York State Department of Health to become an independent institution. Through their efforts, the hospital is ‘reborn’ as an independent facility and named “River Hospital” on April 15, 2003. In the years that followed the opening of River Hospital in April 2003, until the conclusion of the 2006 fiscal year in December 2006, River Hospital was confronted with many challenges as a start-up operation. There were many obstacles to overcome in establishing services in the area such as attracting staff, and physicians, and assuring the community that River Hospital was a viable entity. Fortunately, there was tremendous community support for River Hospital including significant philanthropy which was of great assistance to River Hospital in navigating the difficulties in establishing financial viability.
Fortunately, at the end of fiscal year 2006 all the initially planned elements for services at River Hospital were about to be initiated. In September of 2007, River Hospital opened its Ambulatory Surgery Unit, The Anthony C. “Tony” Malara Operating Suite. This addition to the services provided by River Hospital now offers the option of having minor surgical procedures and colonoscopies performed on an outpatient basis, close to home. In 2008, River Hospital celebrated its fifth anniversary of operation, the opening of the new modular building housing River Community Clinic and the opening of Jefferson Eye Surgeons Ophthalmology clinic. The movement of River Community Clinic into the new building will allow the Clinic to serve more patients and allow room for new Physicians joining the hospital. Electronic Medical Records (EMR) were implemented in River Community Clinic in July of 2011 helping to better our goal of delivering the best patient care possible while improving efficiency and enhancing security.
In 2012, several services were added to River Hospital including Convenient Care, Observation Unit and River Community Wellness Program. The Hospital had seen significant growth and the new service lines reflected that. In addition, River Community Clinic was re-named River Family Health Center to more adequately define the primary care practice.
Parents, your children’s oral health is incredibly important.
Dr. Chelsea Eppolito of Riverside Pediatrics at the Clayton Dental Office routinely sees children as young as 6 months old to prepare them for a lifetime of healthy smiles. Preventive measures, like fluoride use and the placement of dental sealants are performed at our dental office as a means to fight the tooth decay process.
A family health care facility serving Clayton and surrounding areas.
Samaritan’s growing team of over 30 family healthcare heroes makes it even easier to find a super doctor who’s the right fit for you. We provide compassionate primary care for children and adults of all ages. This includes health screenings, preventative care, management of chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, care for short-term illnesses and injuries, and referrals to specialists when needed.
Samaritan Family Health Centers are conveniently located in Adams, Cape Vincent, Clayton, Lacona, LeRay, Sackets Harbor and Watertown. All locations are now accepting new patients and also accept most major insurance providers.
Public emergency medical service (ambulance;) wheel chair van service, firstaid supplies and CPR & first aid training.
The heart and soul of our existence: providing the very best pre-hospital care possible.
Since TI-Rescue began, we have made thousands of emergency and non-emergency medical calls, living up to the goal set by leaders of the towns of Clayton and Orleans in 2003 (see The History of Thousand Islands Emergency Rescue Service here).
TI-Rescue volunteer and paid staff have hundreds of hours of training, practice and testing of knowledge and skills to provide top-quality care under all circumstances.
TI-Rescue has evolved with not just more equipment but newer and better equipment keeping as up-to-date as possible with the opportunities provided by new medical practices and technologies.
We are active in the river communities and have earned the support of community members and elected and non-elected community leaders and the respect of fire and emergency medical services providers throughout the region.
Medical care for those who do not have a doctor or need urgent care.
Our premier Urgent Care Locations in Watertown and Adams provide quick, friendly, and professional care seven days a week.
Urgent Care walk-ins are welcome – no appointment needed! Plus, we’re a Nationally Certified Clinic.
Our Urgent Care Staff treats everything from colds and coughs to aches and sprains. Illnesses, allergies, and sports injuries are all treated here. We also provide flu shot immunization services. Both Urgent Care locations even have on-site x-rays and lab services, in association with Samaritan Medical Center!
Both locations are open: Weekdays from 8:00am – 7:30pm
Weekends from 8:00am – 5:30 pm