Farhana Asim, MD

We have a new pediatrician - Dr. Farhana Asim! 

Dr. Asim joined our practice in October, 2013 after completing her pediatric residency at Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children in Falls Church Virginia. She is working at the Health Center full-time and is a member of the medical staff of Samaritan Medical Center. She is in the process of being certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Dr. Asim joins Dr. Hal Phillips, Nurse Practitioner Kit Veley, and Dr. Dan Mitchell in our pediatric practice in Watertown.  Dr. Farhana Basit will be starting maternity leave in the next few weeks, but she will return to us after she delivers and spends some time with her new baby.

Dr. Asim and her husband have two young children, a son and daughter.

Affordable Insurance

It is our mission at North Country Family Health Center to help adults and children get high-quality, affordable healthcare. Everyone is welcome at the Health Center - in our Pediatric or Adult medical offices, in our School-based Health programs, or in our Dental office - REGARDLESS OF THEIR ABILITY TO PAY.  But, having insurance is now your right. There is no need for you to struggle to pay your medical, dental or pharmacy bills.


New Yorkers can now choose from a number of affordable insurance plans
offered through New York State!

Visit the New York State of Health website to see what is available to you and how much it will cost.

OR, Make it EASY on yourself by contacting our Certified Appllication Counselor, Tammey Patton.

Tammy has training in the Health Care Marketplace application process. She can help you understand how plans compare, what they cover, and what they cost.  She can also help you see if you qualify for premium tax credits that will help you to pay for your insurance. Make it EASY - Let us help.  Most people can complete their application in less than an hour.

Don't go without insurance for yourself or your children. Call or email Tammy.

Tammey Patton
North Country Family Health Center Certified Application Councelor
238 Arsenal Street
315.782.9450 and ask for Tammey  or  email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Open Enrollment for these affordable insurance plans ends March 31.

Walk Ins

All of our programs are OPEN and SEEING NEW Patients!

And now, we see pediatric patients without an appointment!

We know that sometimes it's more convenient to bring your child in without an appointment -  and now you can!


North Country Family Health Center - 238 Arsenal Street Watertown 

(Between Stream and the Department of Social Services)

Every day, between 9:00 am and 11:30 am, Monday - Friday, one of our pediatricians has blocked time in her schedule to treat patients who walk in without an appointment!

  • We are only able to offer this service to our established patients and new patients who would like to become our patients.
  • Sick visits and minor injuries, ONLY.

We will continue to see patients by appointment, as we always have, during regular office hours.

Call today with questions or to make an appointment:

(315) 782-6400.

Celebrity Chef's Event

This year in Watertown! 


The Celebrity Chefs’ evening benefits North Country Family Health Center (formerly North Country Children’s Clinic), an agency whose mission, integrity and services are valued and respected across the North Country.  For the past four years we have held our event at the Clayton Opera House. But this year, we are bringing it back to Watertown, to the Macsherry Parish Center at 227 Sherman Street.

The Celebrity Chefs’ Event always features recipes from some of the area’s most notable cooks. This year’s delectable offerings come from the recipe files of noted local chefs Brenda Cavallario - Owner/Executive Chef  Cavallario’s Cucina; Rick DeCuffa - Executive Chef Bonnie Castle Resort; Michael Simpson - Owner/Executive Chef The Clipper Inn and Geoff Puccia - Owner/Executive Chef Pete’s Trattoria

One of the evening’s highlights will be the silent auction of unique items donated by local
individuals and businesses. Of particular note will be a 30” x 40” original oil painting by Patricial Giles entitled Times of Refreshing. The painting, featured on the event invitation, symbolizes rebirth and new beginnings

The auction will also offer:.

  • A six-course, formal dinner for six prepared by Chef Brenda Cavallario at Cavallario’s Cucina
  • A wine-pairing dinner for 6, prepared by Chef Michael
  • Simpson at the Clipper Inn.
  • Dinner for 6 in a private dining room at Bonnie Castle, prepared by Chef Rick DeCuffa
  • Brunch at Bella’s in Clayton, followed by a private boat tour of the River on a GarWood.
  • Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on a private yacht -
  • followed by dinner at The Thousand Island Club.
  • Cocktails on a classic Lyman, followed by dinner at
  • Cavallario’s Steakhouse.
  • A stained glass lamp from River Living in Alexandria Bay
  • An Italian Pasta Basket from Ricardo’s Market, Watertown
  • gift certificates from area establishments

The cost of the Evening is $75 per person and tickets are available by calling North Country
Family Health Center at 782-9450 or emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

All proceeds from the Celebrity Chefs’ Event and Silent Auction will support the programs of
North Country Family Health Center (NCFHC).  NCFHC is a Federally Qualified Health Center that provides high-quality, healthcare, including medical, dental, and behavioral health care as well as nutrition services to North Country residents who need them - regardless of their income, regardless of their insurance status.

More families than ever before need the safety net of services the Health Center provides. Please help us serve the children and families who need us most by attending our Celebrity Chef’s event. 

Sincere and Special Thanks to our Sponsors: 

Martin's Point Health Care, Inc.
United HealthCare

 AT Matthews & Dier Agency
Car-Freshner Corporation
Community Bank
Samaritan Medical Center
Watertown Daily Times

Jim & Jacqualine Costello AMBIT ENERGY
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Exit More Real Estate
Lake Ontario Realty
Mountain Community Homes
Oral Surgery of Northern New York
Pepsi Beverages Company
Rose & Kiernan, Inc.
Stephen C. Foy & Associates
Mr. & Mrs Joseph Recupero

Dr & Mrs. Anel Abreu
Aubertine & Currier Architects
Carthage Federal Savings & Loan
Golf Services, Inc
Howard Orthotics & Prosthetics, LLC/Innovative Physical Therapy Solutions
The Legend Group
Professional Practice Management
Watertown Savings Bank
Westelcom Family of Companies

Freeman Bus Company


Thanks to so many of you for asking “What can we do to help?” Recently, the Corvette Club of Northern New York stopped by to present us with a check for $500. We appreciate their generosity – and we appreciate the confidence they have placed in us to be good stewards of their hard-earned funds.

We're not just for kids!

When the Children's Clinic became a Federally Qualified Health Center we expanded our Mission.  We now provide high-quality medical care to anyone who needs it!

We have always provided WIC services to women, for years whe have accepted adult patients in our Dental Clinics,

But, as of October, 2012, we have opened our doors to adult patients with medical needs as well.  We can now say with pride:  We provide healpcare to anyone in our community who needs it - regardless of insurance status or ability to pay!

See the details!