Community Health Center of the North Country (CHCNC) has sites located in St. Lawrence, Franklin, and Jefferson Counties. Our health centers provide affordable, high-quality healthcare to people of any age, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, and national origin, regardless of insurance or financial status. Anyone can use our services, but most importantly, we act as a safety net for those without health insurance or for those who are under-insured.
Our health centers are always evolving to make sure our patients are getting the highest quality and most comprehensive healthcare possible. In 2007, our St. Lawrence and Franklin County sites were designated as Federally Qualified Health Centers, which means our health centers meet the highest standards when it comes to the quality of care.
Canton includes the Town of Canton, the Village of Canton, the Village of Rensselaer Falls, the Hamlets of Pyrites and Morley, and an abundance of beautiful open spaces. Located 25 minutes from both the Canadian border at the St. Lawrence River and the Adirondack Park, our community boasts a vibrant downtown; safe, comfortable neighborhoods; thriving farms with rolling pastures; and open meadows, woodlands, and valleys all close to the beautiful Grasse River.
With its extraordinarily high quality of life, Canton is an attractive community for retirees, young professionals, entrepreneurs starting a niche business, and professionals in technology-related fields.
Canton is proud to be home to outstanding public schools, two excellent institutions of higher learning — St. Lawrence University and SUNY Canton — and the St. Lawrence Health System, an international model for innovative rural health care.
As New York State’s largest county, the St. Lawrence region is a diverse tourism and business destination. From the mighty St. Lawrence River with its international waters and nearby Canadian neighbors to our majestic Adirondack Park offering some of the state’s most exciting outdoor activities, remote camping and pristine natural recreation spaces.