Health & Wellness Resources

O+ has compiled a list of primary care, Covid-19, mental health, and wellness resources for the Ulster County community. If you know of a resource that should be added to this evolving list, please email


A partner in the O+ Artists Clinic, IFH is a federally-qualified community health center network. That means its health centers accept all patients regardless of their ability to pay. IFH has locations in Kingston, Port Ewen, Ellenville, and New Paltz, and in Hyde Park in Dutchess County. They also have health centers in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Brooklyn. 

The clinic serves uninsured/underinsured infants, children, and adolescents through 18 years of age. All visits are by appointment only, located at 239 Golden Hill Lane, Kingston, NY 12401. Call 845-340-3070 for an appointment. 

Research and compare health insurance plans for individuals and families, and apply for assistance to help reduce the cost of coverage. You can also find information on programs like Medicaid, Child Health Plus, and the Essential Plan. 

Family of Woodstock is working with the IFH to provide Health Home Services. The Health Home program was created by the NYS Health Department to help provide coordinated care services to people on Medicaid. For more information on this program, please call either Angely Mendez or Hailey DeCicco at 845-331-7080.

COVID - 19

If you are an Ulster County resident and are experiencing symptoms that include fever, cough, fatigue, or trouble breathing or think you may have been exposed to Covid-19, call the Ulster County Department of Health at 845-340-3150 and follow the prompts, or you can call the NYS Coronavirus Information Hotline at 888-364-3065. For Dutchess County residents the hotline is 845-486-3555.


Low or no-cost testing is available to everyone in the U.S. regardless of insurance status. Various community health centers and pharmacies in Ulster County provide testing for Covid-19, or you may be able to access at-home Covid test kits for free or have some or all of the cost of purchasing test kits covered by insurance.

Community Testing

Ulster County Health Department
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s No-Cost Testing Locator

Home Test Kits

As of June 1, 2023, the program, which supplied free home test kits to American households, has been suspended. 

There are several options for getting home test kits for Covid-19:

  • Retail or online pharmacies – some insurance providers will reimburse the cost of certain home test kits. Click here for a list of FDA-authorized at-home test kits. 
  • Call the Ulster County Health Department at 845-340-3150 to find out about the availability of free tests or testing locations.
Covid-19 Vaccination

Covid-19 vaccines are widely available at multiple locations throughout Ulster County. For more information on Covid-19 vaccines and boosters, visit the following resources:

Westchester Medical Center (WMC) Health is currently offering a COVID-19 anxiety and research hotline. The hotline is staffed by trained medical personnel that are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide free confidential telephone counseling services for members of the community and staff experiencing anxiety and depression as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Call 914.216.7733 for more information.

If you or a loved one are dealing with lingering symptoms after a known or suspected COVID-19 infection, the WMCHealth Post-COVID-19 Recovery Program may offer a path to a fuller recovery. The program is located in Hawthorne, NY – easily accessible to residents of the Hudson Valley, New York City, and Connecticut. To request an appointment, call 914.592.2400


Text GOT5 to 741741.
New York State has partnered with Crisis Text Line, an anonymous texting service available 24/7. Starting a conversation is easy. 

If your life or someone else’s is in imminent danger, please call 911. If you are in crisis and need immediate help, please call: 988

The MHA sponsors a variety of educational, advocacy, and service programs, including mental health education, rehabilitation, residential services, care management, and family and youth support services.

People USA is a peer-run mental health nonprofit that creates, provides, and promotes its own, innovative crisis response & wellness services. Access their 24/7 Warm Line for Peer Support by calling 845-452-2728, ext. 607.

Family of Woodstock 24-Hour Crisis Hotline

24-hour crisis intervention services for individuals, youth, and families in Ulster County and surrounding communities. 

Family of Woodstock’s text and chat hotline is a dynamic text line service for youth and adults to access help via text messaging on mobile devices or chat via a web browser on any platform. Contact for issues involving drug abuse, domestic violence, bullying, and other issues involving personal safety, mental health services, housing (or shelter), concerns about the well-being of loved ones, crisis situations, education, and questions about resources in the Ulster County community.

Connect with a trained counselor when stress, depression, or other mental health issues create a personal crisis. This service is available to all Ulster County residents free of charge. 

The Trevor Project offers 24/7 crisis support to LGBTQIA+ youth and teens. Reach a trained counselor via phone, text, or chat.

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The Dutchess County Stabilization Center is a walk-in facility for people feeling overwhelmed by mental health, substance use, or other life issues. 

This database is a collectively growing co-authored index of mental, physical, spiritual, and alternative health practitioners, as well as people willing to help in times of need. It helps provide ongoing support for all in need of mental health help as well as all of those providing care.

Certified Recovery peer advocates are available 24 hours a day for any addiction emergency and peer counseling. Free meetings and meditation classes are currently being offered over Zoom.

The Punk Rock Therapist

The Punk Rock Therapist provides free therapy and ongoing support to victims of sexual assault and abuse in the music industry. Advocates are also available to help file police reports or complaints, assist with financial empowerment tools, and trauma-informed music lessons.