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Caregivers Resources: Local Organizations & Health Insurance

General Health Insurance Information

**Call and ask your health care provider's customer service department to clarify what is included with your insurance.**



Affordable Health Insurance (.com) - Provides easy-to-understand guides to help people in communities across the U.S. who are struggling to make informed choices about health care coverage. A series of new guides walk readers step by step through the multiple options provided by Medicare, Medicaid, and insurance for people recently unemployed, including critical information like costs and financial assistance.

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Health Centers & Local Hospitals

MidHudson Regional Hospital (formerly known as Saint Francis Hospital)

241 North Road 
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 
Hospital Operator: 1-845-483-5000

Northern Dutchess Hospital - Nuvance Health

6511 Springbrook Avenue

Rhinebeck, NY 12572


(TTY) 1-800-421-1220


CareMount, ProHEALTH and Riverside medical groups have united as one regional group under Optum, a nationwide family of dedicated physicians and care teams, working together to help people live their healthiest lives.

  • ‚ÄčFind a Location - access to more than 2,100 providers, representing over 70 specialties, working in 360+ medical practices and more than 55 urgent care locations across New York, New Jersey and Southern Connecticut.

Urgent Care -

Poughkeepsie Columbia Campus:


Sun River Health (formerly Hudson River Health Care and Brightpoint Health.)

In December 2018, Brightpoint Health, an FQHC network offering integrated medical, behavioral, and social support services in New York City, merged with Hudson River Health Care. Together, with our subsidiary organizations and became Sun River Health in December 2020.

  • Sun River Health Family Partnership

29 North Hamilton Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Medical: 1-845-454-8204

  • Sun River Health Poughkeepsie

75 Washington Street

Vassar Brothers Medical Center 

Vassar Brothers Medical Center (VBMC) is part of Nuvance Health®, a network of seven community hospital locations and numerous outpatient facilities throughout the Hudson Valley and across western Connecticut. Nuvance Health was formed in 2019 when Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health Network merged.

The following hospitals are part of the Nuvance Health system:

New York
Vassar Brothers Medical Center - Poughkeepsie, NY
Northern Dutchess Hospital - Rhinebeck, NY
Putnam Hospital Center - Carmel, NY

Danbury Hospital - Danbury, CT
New Milford Hospital - New Milford, CT
Norwalk Hospital - Norwalk, CT
Sharon Hospital - Sharon, CT

Vassar Brothers Medical Center 

45 Reade Place

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601


(TTY) 1-800-421-1220

Children's Hospital

Good Samaritan University Hospital

Good Samaritan University Hospital, part of the Catholic Health system. Catholic Health is an integrated system encompassing some of the region’s finest health and human services agencies. The health system has nearly 16,000 employees, six acute care hospitals, three nursing homes, a home health service, hospice and a network of physician practices, including the Child Life Program offering services for Children with Special Needs.

Hospital switchboard (for information): 1-631-376-3000

For referrals consider contacting:

The Children's Medical Group


(same phone number for all locations)

104 Fulton Ave.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Support Groups (Local Organization)

** Ask your health care provider if they offer Telehealth Services. **

Dutchess County Government ( - County/Non-County Services - Directory

Scroll down to the Health and Human Services heading to view a comprehensive list of county services and information as well as many services provided by non-county agencies covering: 

  • Healthcare Services 
  • Mental Health Services 
  • Senior Citizen Services 
  • Social Services 
  • Veteran Services
  • Youth Services

Dutchess County's ThinkDIFFERENTLY, Services ( - user-friendly Search Engine to help find local services for a range of needs. Narrow results (using drop-down menus) by:

  • Age 
  • Type 
  • Diagnosis
  • Service provider
  • Certifications

Using Advanced Filters (check 1 or more boxes to) select from: Advocacy Group, Individual, Parent Resources, Service Provider.

Help Is Here: Resource Directory produced by the Council on Addiction Prevention and Education (CAPE) of Dutchess County ( - Find resources for Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester Counties.


NY Connects ( - NY Connects can work with anyone who needs information, assistance or to explore their options regarding long-term services and supports - children or adults with disabilities, older adults, family members and caregivers, friends, or neighbors, veterans, and helping professionals.

WILC’s free NY Connects information and referral line, 1-800-342-9871, is open for business in seven counties in the lower Hudson Valley: Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster.

MidHudson Regional Hospital Certified Home Health Services ( - With MidHudson Regional Hospital Licensed Home Care, a registered nurse certified by the New York State Department of Health works with you and your family to identify and provide a full range of services to ensure a patient's safety and comfort while at home. These include:

  • Live-in aides
  • Certified home health aides
  • Personal care aides
  • In-home safety technology
  • Homemaker services
  • Companion services (both at home or in the hospital)

  • Specialty Services
  • Case Management Services
  • Support Services



MidHudson Regional Hospital - Licensed Home Care (.pdf)

Support Groups (National Organizations)

Alzheimer's - 

Alzheimer's Association (


Alzheimer's Foundation of America: Caregiving Resources ( - includes AFA National Toll-Free Helpline.

Cancer -  

Healing Strong (.org) - Healing Strong helps to connect, support, and educate individuals facing cancer and other diseases with holistic, evidence-based non-toxic therapies.

Guides to Help Understand Labwork

Understand Your Lab Tests, Understand Your Health (

This resource helps explain different types of tests and how, why and when they might be conducted. Conversely, as the site also explains, if you’ve completed testing and now have your results, you can explore this website to find information on your tests and begin to understand what your tests results might mean for you. **Disclaimer: is listed on the Caregivers Resources guide solely for the learning guides they've compiled. The library does not endorse the products sold by this resource. Take the time to review's Privacy Policy before beginning your research.*** AND, if you have medical questions, always consult your doctor. ***