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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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NEW.... Vision Department!

Hometown Health Centers Vision Provider:

  • Victor Vuong, OD

 We have a NEW Vision Department at Hometown Health! Hometown patients now have access to an on-site Optometrist, Victor Vuong, 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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Annual HealthFest Set for Aug. 12

SCHENECTADY, NY (August 1, 2016) — In celebration of National Health Center Week (Aug. 7-13), Hometown Health Centers (HHC), the only not-for-profit, federally qualified health center in Schenectady County, will host its annual HealthFest Friday, Aug. 12 from noon to 4 p.m.


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Hometown Health Centers, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Open New York's First Student-Operated Pharmacy

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (March 30, 2016) — Regional civic and business leaders gathered today with political figures, including Congressman Paul Tonko, for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of College Hometown Pharmacy at Hometown Health Centers (HHC), a nationally recognized primary care and dental practice located at 1044 State Street, Schenectady, NY.

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CEO Discusses College Hometown Pharmacy

Hometown Health Centers CEO Joe Gambino spoke with Ann Parillo on yesterday's Schenectady Today Show about College Hometown Pharmacy, HHC's new student-operated pharmacy that will be opening shortly and run by students from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

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VIDEO: Introducing "College Hometown Pharmacy"

In this video, Joe Gambino, CEO, Hometown Health Centers (HHC) and Dr. Greg Dewey, president, Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (ACPHS), explain the launch of College Hometown Pharmacy, a first-of-a kind alliance for the Capital Region, in which ACPHS students will run HHC’s full-service, in-house pharmacy. 


Hometown Health, Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences to Form Unique Pharmacy Partnership

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (Nov. 23, 2015) — In a first-of-a kind alliance for the Capital Region, Hometown Centers (HHC), the county’s only not-for-profit, federally qualified health center, and Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS), have signed an agreement for ACPHS to run HHC’s full-service, in-house pharmacy.  Officials expect the program to be up and running in early 2016 following the successful completion of the pharmacy license registration and inspection process.



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November 3, 2015

Open enrollment through the NY State of Health started on 11/1/15.  insurance enrollment

You may qualify for the new "Essential Plan" through New York State of Health, making your health plan more affordable. Our enrollment specialists can help you understand if you are eligible, call to speak with one of our specialists, (518) 370-1441 x4708.  

Click on the link to watch the video about "Essie", the new Essential Plan through New York State of Health: 


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