At Protests, Street Medics Take COVID-19 Precautions

“Our primary goal is keeping people safe, whether that be making sure they’re wearing masks, or if someone falls and gets hurt, or any number of different kinds of ailments.”

New Mental Health Clinic Provides Grief Care For Rural Residents

BINGHAMTON, NY (WSKG) — A new mental health clinic opened in Coopers Plains last month in a partnership between Family Services of Chemung County and CareFirst. The Clinic at CareFirst is one of the only specialized mental health providers in Steuben County. It offers counseling services to residents of Steuben, Schuyler and Chemung counties who are coping with advanced illness or grieving the loss of a loved one. Chelsea Ambrose, Director of Counseling and Collaborative Services at CareFirst, says these counties see some of the highest mental health needs in Central New York, but access to specialized care is limited. “The county mental health provider systems that we have, I think just there aren’t enough resources to adequately serve the mental health needs in our community,” Ambrose said.