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ConnextCare Drive-Thru Clinics Cancelled Image
Thursday, November 11, 2021

UPDATE! Unfortunately, due to low registration numbers, ConnextCare will not be hosting the November 13th drive-thru clinics at the Pulaski and Parish locations.

If you are interested in a flu or COVID-19 vaccine there will be clinics held in Pulaski and Mexico tomorrow, November 12th. These clinics will be for all age groups - pediatric, first dose or booster!  If you are interested, please use the links below! For patient's facing a mobility challenge we can arrange an appointment through Facebook message or phone call to meet their needs.



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Connextcare To Hold Pediatric Covid-19 Vaccination Clinics Image
Monday, November 8, 2021

ConnextCare is announcing a partnership with local school districts to hold COVID-19 vaccination clinics for children ages 5 to 11 years old.

Following the CDC’s recommendation that children ages 5 to 11 years old be vaccinated against COVID-19, ConnextCare will hold clinics at the Mexico, Sandy Creek, Pulaski, Phoenix and APW school districts to offer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to eligible individuals. The clinics will be held at various schools within the districts. These clinics will be exclusive to the 5 to 11-year-old population and parents/guardians will need to be present at the time of
vaccination in order to complete necessary paperwork and consent forms.

The clinics will be held from 5 pm – 6 pm at each location. For more details on dates for each location and to register
for the clinics, please visit

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Connextcare Expands School Based Health Center Services In The Mexico Academy And Central School District Image
Wednesday, October 27, 2021

ConnextCare is announcing the opening of a new School Based Health Center location in the Mexico Elementary School. The new site will offer medical, mental health and dental services to enrolled students who are in both the Mexico Elementary as well as the Mexico High School.
The SBHC is a full service health center operated by ConnextCare and partially funded by New York State. The site will provide prompt, quality and convenient primary and acute medical services, counseling services as well as preventative dental services. This service comes at no cost to the students and their families.
“The school based health center program is an invaluable and rewarding element of the ConnextCare organization.

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2021 Kathy A. Ellis Scholarship Recipient Image
Tuesday, October 5, 2021

ConnextCare awards scholarship and grant funds in memory of Kathleen A. Ellis, the first Nurse Practitioner in New York State. Ellis was well known in Oswego County. She worked at NOCHSI, now ConnextCare, the Pulaski Health Center, and spent four years working at NOCHSI’s Mexico facility. The community mourned when Ellis lost her battle with cancer and passed away in December 1996 at the age of 52.

The Kathy A. Ellis Scholarship and Grant Funds are awarded to individuals entering a program or continuing their education in the field of nursing. In order to qualify to apply, the candidate must be enrolled or have been accepted into an accredited licensed practical nursing, registered nursing, or nurse practitioner program.


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ConnextCare Expands Services to Central Square Image
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

ConnextCare is announcing the opening of a new office located in Central Square, NY. The new site will offer primary care and mental health services.

ConnextCare is a Federally Qualified Health Center currently operating 6 health centers and 7 School Based Health Centers throughout Oswego County offering primary care, mental health and dental services. This expansion to Central Square supports ConnextCare’s ongoing mission to provide accessible, comprehensive and premier health care to Oswego County residents and surrounding communities. Tricia Peter-Clark, President and CEO of ConnextCare stated, “We are excited to announce the establishment of a ConnextCare health center on this side of the county. The addition of the Central Square practice further strengthens our ability to deliver high quality health services to new and existing patients at a location that is most convenient for them. We will now be more “connexted” than ever before, with our network spanning across the entire county, providing a medical home for more than the 27,000 patients we already serve today!”


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ConnextCare Receives NCQA Recognition for Distinction in Behavioral Health Integration Image
Friday, July 2, 2021

ConnextCare Receives NCQA Recognition for Distinction in Behavioral Health Integration

ConnextCare has recently been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for Distinction in Behavioral Health Integration. The NCQA is a private, non-profit organization that strives to improve the quality of health care. The NCQA Distinction in Behavioral Health Integration is awarded to NCQA-recognized Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) who excel in integrating behavioral health services into primary care settings.


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ConnextCare surpassed 11,000 COVID-19 vaccines administered to eligible community members! Image
Thursday, June 10, 2021

This week ConnextCare surpassed 11,000 COVID-19 vaccines administered to eligible community members! We are extremely grateful for the teamwork and dedication of our staff to make this possible. We would also like to give a huge "THANK YOU!" to the community members who have trusted ConnextCare to administer their COVID-19 vaccines. We are excited to celebrate this accomplishment and look forward to continuing these efforts! #ConnextCares

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ConnextCare soon-to-be CEO has deep roots in local healthcare industry Image
Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Tricia Peter-Clark possesses a first-hand understanding of the importance of adequate rural health care. When she was a child attending school in Sandy Creek, both parents worked. So, her family often relied on the school-based health center there for easier access to care.

The health center, as well as her primary care doctor’s office in Pulaski, was operated by Northern Oswego County Health Services, the predecessor to ConnextCare. Peter-Clark has been chosen by ConnextCare to serve as its next president and chief executive officer. The current chief executive officer, Daniel Dey, plans to retire in June. When she takes the helm, Peter-Clark will be responsible for a patient-centered network of health care practices that has grown to provide services to tens of thousands of patients.


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Meet the Chief Financial Officers Image
Tuesday, April 6, 2021

They are the money people — they handle vast sums of money every year and make sure their organizations are on solid financial footing. They deal with budgeting, accounting, audits, cost analysis, data analytics, monthly reporting, revenue cycles, third-party payer contracting with the health insurance companies and much more. And constant changes in state and federal regulations and reimbursement structure only make their jobs a bit more challenging.


Tracy Wimmer

ConnextCare CFO

Played role in unifying operational procedures of various health care centers serving tens of thousands of patients

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Electronic Patient Satisfaction Surveys Image
Wednesday, February 24, 2021

ConnextCare is now sending Patient Satisfaction Surveys electronically!

We value patient feedback and this new process will help us provide quality care and recognize opportunities for improvement in the future. Following your next appointment, you may receive a text message or email with a link to the survey. Please click the link and complete the questions! As always, we appreciate the support of our patients! #ConnextCares

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Tricia Peter-Clark to Succeed Dan Dey at ConnextCare Image
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Chairman Michael C. Backus, on behalf of the Board of Directors of ConnextCare is pleased to announce the promotion of Tricia Peter-Clark as ConnextCares next President/Chief Executive Officer effective June 4, 2021.

Peter-Clark currently is the health centers Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining ConnextCare in 2013, Peter-Clark was the Coordinator of the Rural Health Network of Oswego County and Director of Health Operations, both under the auspices of Oswego County Opportunities (OCO). She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Services from DYouville College in Buffalo, New York and holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Leadership from St. Josephs College of Maine. She is also a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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ConnextCare Distributes 100% of its COVID-19 Vaccines Image
Monday, January 18, 2021

Over the course of the past week ConnextCare has worked diligently to coordinate vaccination clinics across Oswego County to administer COVID-19 vaccines to eligible New Yorkers in phase 1a and 1b as outlined by the New York State Department of Health.

Beginning on January 13th, ConnextCare held clinics for the Sandy Creek, APW, Mexico and Pulaski schools to vaccinate district staff members. Efforts continued through the weekend when vaccination clinics were held in the ConnextCare Pulaski and Oswego offices.

Through these efforts, ConnextCare was able to administer 100% of the initial vaccinations received from the New York State Department of Health.

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Connextcare Recognizes Employees’ 25 Years of Service Image
Tuesday, January 12, 2021

 Last month ConnextCare recognized two of its employees for years of service. Carrie Baird, Clinical Team Leader and Joanne Stevenson, Medical Records Representative were celebrated for twenty-five years of employment at ConnextCare.

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ConnextCare Medical Leadership is among the first to receive the COVID-19  vaccine in Oswego County. Image
Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Today was an exciting day at ConnextCare! Our staff began receiving their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. This is a monumental step towards protecting our staff and community against COVID-19. Thank you to our entire team for making this day possible! #ConnextCares 



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ConnextCare Recognized by American Heart Association Image
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

ConnextCare is pleased to announce that we have been recognized by the American Heart Association for achieving an exceptional blood pressure control rate throughout our adult patient population for the year 2020. This is the second year in a row ConnextCare has received this recognition. Congratulations to our staff and patients on this great achievement!

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ConnextCare Transitions Patient Entrance and Screening Process Utilizing Upgraded Technology Image
Friday, November 6, 2020

Since March, ConnextCare’s Pulaski office has adjusted patient access, creating separate and distinct entrances for sick and well visits. Hundreds of man-hours have been devoted to screening all patients and visitors to the center for COVID-type symptoms to ensure the utmost safety during these unprecedented times.
Yesterday, ConnextCare’s Pulaski office transitioned patient access back through the main doors. New processes have been implemented through the use of technology to verify patient temperatures, more privately assess COVID-like symptoms and recent travel as well as complete patient registration.

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Pulaski New Dental Reception Area Image
Thursday, November 5, 2020

Yesterday, ConnextCare's Pulaski location unveiled a new dental reception area pictured above! This is the first phase of ConnextCare's three-part Oral Health Infrastructure Project. This project will include cosmetic updates to the entire dental suite and lower level, as well as additional administrative offices and bathrooms. Construction is scheduled to be completed by the end of November.

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ConnextCare Resumes Full Dental Services Image
Tuesday, June 2, 2020

After limiting dental services to emergencies only during the Coronavirus Pandemic, Governor Cuomo has announced that dentists across New York can resume expanded services effective June 1, 2020. As a result, ConnextCare will be returning to its full schedule and range of dental services at its two locations at 61 Delano Street in Pulaski and at 510 S. 4th Street, Suite 600 in Fulton. Its entire complement of Dentists – Drs. Melissa Noel, Anna Gofman, Kwi Lee and Sarah Dunn will be joined with their six dental hygienist colleagues in resuming patient visits. “ConnextCare is excited about the opportunity to resume full dental services to its many patients,” said Melissa Noel, D.D.S., ConnextCare’s Vice President and Chief Dental Officer. “The delay of preventive and routine dental services during COVID-19 can have a negative impact on our patients’ overall health, and we will contact and strongly encourage patients to return as soon as possible.”

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ConnextCare Thanks the Community Image
Monday, June 1, 2020

The ConnextCare Board of Directors and staff express their deepest appreciation for the many thoughtful contributions that they have received during the recent Coronavirus Pandemic. The kind sentiment has expressed itself in a variety of forms. This has included donations of food, gift cards, personal protective equipment, and mementos. The contributions have been come from all corners of the community – vendors, patients, and staff. One heartwarming moment included arriving to work to a colorful message in chalk from anonymous pavement artists recognizing our health care heroes.

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Oswego County Business ConnextCare's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Patrick J Carguello, DO Image
Tuesday, April 21, 2020

ConnextCare Chief Medical Officer 

While dedicating one’s life to health care is certainly a noble pursuit, focusing that care on underserved populations such as those seen in the Oswego County region is even more admirable.

Physician Patrick Carguello is the senior vice president and chief medical officer at Connextcare, headquartered in Pulaski. ConnextCare is a federally qualified health center (FQHC), which means it receives federal funding to provide quality medical care in a medically underserved community.

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Friday, March 20, 2020

In an effort to aggressively and safely screen patients for the Coronavirus COVID-19 exposure and to further protect its healthcare workers, ConnextCare is suspending its patient walk-in services at its health centers in Fulton, Mexico, Oswego, Parish, Phoenix, and Pulaski. In place of the walk-in service, patients will be asked to call the main number at their respective ConnextCare practice for an initial telephone screening and appointment scheduling.

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