Family Medicine
& Behavioral Health

Providing care for everyone in your family!

North Country Family Health Center provides integrated healthcare services to infants, children, and adults at two locations in Watertown. Our primary care providers are supported by a team of Behavioral Health/Substance Use, Care Coordination, and Chronic Disease specialists to support you in achieving wellness.

All families are welcome at the Health Center.

We accept private insurance, military insurances, Medicaid, Child Health Plus, and offer a sliding fee scale to families without insurance at two locations in Watertown – at our main site at 238 Arsenal Street and also at our Health & Wellness Center at Jefferson Community College.

INSURANCE ENROLLMENT

Worried about your health insurance or lack of coverage?

Don’t be – we can assist you in finding health insurance coverage for you and your family. Our Certified Application Counselor will help you with healthcare coverage and if necessary help you apply for our Sliding Fee Discount Program.

The following services are provided within NCFHC sites:

Adult & Pediatric Primary Medical Care

  • Coverage for emergencies during and after hours (24/7 access)
  • Screenings (testing for cancer, infectious diseases, cholesterol, and lead)
  • Well Child Services (physical exams including sports physicals)
  • Sick Visits
  • Annual Physicals
  • Annual Wellness Visits
  • Medicare Wellness Visits
  • Immunizations for adults & children

  • Laboratory services (blood draws onsite)
  • EKG’s
  • Diabetic vision screening
  • Substance use screenings & treatment
  • Treatment of chronic diseases
  • Infectious disease
  • Well women’s care
  • Voluntary family planning (counseling on reproductive options)
  • Gynecological care
Health Education & Case Management
  • Transportation support
  • Support for unmet needs
  • Support for those who are homeless or housing insecure
  • Navigating the healthcare system
  • Support with chronic diseases
  • Translation Services
Scott Stern, MD
Scott Stern, MD
238 Arsenal Street, Watertown
Beth Ann Jayne, MD, F.A.A.P.
Beth Ann Jayne, MD, F.A.A.P.
238 Arsenal Street, Watertown
Kim Noragong, NP
Kim Noragong, NP
238 Arsenal Street, Watertown
Robin Frost, RPA-C
Robin Frost, RPA-C
Health & Wellness Center at
Jefferson Community College
Selina Villanueva, FNP
Selina Villanueva, FNP

Behavioral
Health Services

  • Family Counseling
  • Individual Counseling

Now Offering
EMDR Therapy

Behavioral health staff offer behavioral health services at NCFHC’s main campus in Watertown and at its Health and Wellness Center on the campus of Jefferson Community College. Additionally, therapists are on hand at the School-Based Health Centers to help students and their families through a variety of situations. A therapy called Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing or EMDR has been introduced to Health Center patients by Erica Freeman, LCSW-R, Behavioral Health Services Manager. EMDR is an effective psychotherapy treatment for numerous behavioral health issues including, but not limited to, PTSD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and substance use disorders. EMDR therapy is a proven method to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences. It works on healing and resolving individual’s core issues instead of teaching them to cope with them.

Erica Freeman, LCSW-R, is a certified EMDR Clinician and Consultant-in-Training and has taken the lead on introducing this therapy to other behavioral health staff at NCFHC. “I see patients get better faster using EMDR therapy which is a relief for them and rewarding to watch as their therapist,” states Mrs. Freeman. EMDR Clinicians that are fully trained have completed 40 hours of lecture and 10 hours of consultation regarding cases; and Certified Clinicians have completed training in addition to 50 more hours of client contact and 20 additional hours of consultation with an EMDR approved Consultant. In addition to Erica Freeman, the Health Center employees two additional trained EMDR clinicians, Samantha Bryan, LMSW and Britnee Landerman, LMSW.

Britnee Landerman
Britnee LandermanLMSW
238 Arsenal Street, Watertown
Erica Freeman
Erica FreemanLCSW-R
238 Arsenal Street, Watertown &
Health and Wellness Center at Jefferson Community College
Johnna Pupillo
Johnna PupilloLMSW
Health and Wellness Center at Jefferson Community College
Samantha Bryan
Samantha BryanLMSW
238 Arsenal Street, Watertown

Family Medicine Resources For You

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS
AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC)
NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
HEALTHCARE RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

Behavioral Health Resources For You

AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS
SELF COMPASSION
EMDR-TRAUMA
HEALING FROM TRAUMA

NCFHC is a Patient-Centered Medical Home

As a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) our healthcare team works with you as a partner in your care and coordinates your care both inside and outside our office. We provide you with better, more personalized care, because our team knows you and your health history. We guide you through the complex healthcare system to help you get the care you need from us or others. We provide a safe place to talk about your concerns, and offer responses to all your questions and concerns at each visit.