Providing care where students are

North Country Family Health Center (NCFHC) operates full-service health centers in the Watertown City and South Jefferson School Districts.  Health Center staff provides primary care and mental health services to students. Dental clinics in both districts serve students to provide convenient access to dental care. In an average year, more than 2,500 students make more than 10,000 visits to the NCFHC’s school-based health centers.

Our Services

  • Diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and injuries
  • Physical exams
  • Immunizations
  • Prescriptions
  • Management of chronic illness
  • Nutrition and weight counseling
  • Help with health related concerns
  • Individual, family and group therapy

School-Based Dental Program

NCFHC also offers preventive dental services (including dental cleaning, dental sealants, dental screening, and fluoride treatments) to students at Alexandria Bay, Copenhagen, Lowville, and South Lewis schools. More information about when and how these services are offered is available on each school’s website

  • School-based health centers are open when school is in session.

  • Any student can use the school-based health center

    There are no income or insurance requirements.

    • Students with a family doctor or dentist may use the SBHC when they need it.
    • The SBHC is open to students with and those without insurance coverage.
  • There is no out-of-pocket cost for SBH services

    There is never a co-pay or fee for any SBHC medical, behavioral health, or preventive dental care provided in school.

  • Students MUST be enrolled in the SBH Program to use it.

    To enroll a student in the SBH program, parents must fill out enrollment forms. The forms are available at school (from the main office or the school nurse).  Or, you may download the forms using the link below.