New optometrist at Community Health Center in Canton
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - 9:02 am

CANTON -- Dr. Quynh N. Tran, O.D., recently joined Community Health Center of the North Country in Canton and Malone to provide optometry services.

Dr. Tran is a native of Northern California, and a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley.

“It is important to offer these services locally, otherwise patients with Medicaid would need to travel out of the area,” says Doris Chenier. There is a lack of area providers that accept Medicaid for both exams and prescription filling, Chenier said.

Dr. Tran is accepting new patients in Canton. To schedule an appointment or to learn more call 386-8191 or visit www.cpnorthcountry.org.

Community Health Center of the North Country (formally CP Family Health), operated by Cerebral Palsy Association of the North Country, provides primary care, dental, physical therapy, optometry and mental health services in St. Lawrence County. Community Health Center of the North Country in St. Lawrence County and Franklin County are designated Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC). They offer a sliding fee scale to help improve access to primary medical care to North Country residents who are underinsured and uninsured. Patients can apply for discounts based on income and family size if they are at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. The community health center is open to the public.

Community Health Center cannot accept outside prescriptions due to the billing process. Appointments are being scheduled based on highest need for treatment, with priority given to those with Medicaid.