Fact Sheet


  • Established in 1972, Family Health Network of Central New York, Inc. (FHN) is a federally funded, not-for-profit, community health center, serving Cortland and contiguous counties.
  • FHN is the only source of care in three of the communities served, and the only source of primary care sliding fee adjustments for qualifying individuals and families in the Cortland County region.
  • In 2017, FHN provided 45,103 medical, dental, and school-based visits to 14,379 people (approximately 1/3 of all Cortland residents.)
  • 51% of the people served are below 200% of the federal poverty level.
  • 36% of the patients are on Medicaid; over 8% are uninsured/under-insured.
  • In four rural schools, the FHN School Based Health Program provides more than 2,800 pediatric and adolescent visits with no out of pocket expenses to the child’s family.
  • In 2017, FHN provided 50% of prenatal care to those babies delivered at Cortland Regional Medical Center.
  • The FHN Occupational Health Program has contracts with over 88 local businesses, providing pre-employment physicals and drug screening, random drug screening and injury assessments and treatment.
  • Family Health Network is proud to accept private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, and provides sliding fee adjustments to those who are eligible.
  • FHN employs a Certified Applications Counselor who provides assistance in insurance enrollment, free of charge, for all individuals – regardless if they are a patient of Family Health Network.