Our History

In the early 1970s, a group of four women, fondly referred to as the Founding Mothers, spearheaded the efforts of fellow community members and religious leaders to address the lack of accessible and affordable health care services in Peekskill, one of the Hudson River Region’s poorest cities. With a small federal grant, the Peekskill Area Ambulatory Health Center officially opened its doors in July of 1975, in what had been an old department store on Main Street. In the 40+ years since then, the Health Center, now known as HRHCare, has grown into a network of 28 Health Centers, serving 10 counties of the Hudson Valley and Long Island. With an array of innovative health care programs and services and a passionate commitment to make them available to all, especially the vulnerable and underserved, HRHCare staff proudly provide comprehensive primary and preventative care, behavioral and oral health services, specialty services and care management to over 185,000 residents of the region’s uniquely diverse communities.

HRHCare has been a Planetree affiliate since 1996. The core Planetree philosophy is focused on providing patient centered care.

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