Refuah Health Center Welcomes Hillcrest Medical Associates

Spring Valley, NY – Refuah Health Center (RefuahHealth) announced today that Hillcrest Medical Associates will join the RefuahHealth service network. Hillcrest, a private pediatric practice located in Nanuet, NY, has provided primary care to area children for nearly 60 years.

When the transition is complete, Hillcrest patients will be part of RefuahHealth’s network and have access to the full range of Refuah’s services, which include comprehensive primary medical, dental, and mental health care, and onsite pediatric specialty services including cardiology, endocrinology, pulmonology, and rheumatology.

“Over 50% of RefuahHealth’s nearly 80,000 patients are children under age 18,” said Alexandra Khorover, RefuahHealth’s Chief Strategy Officer. “We’re excited to welcome the Hillcrest community and look forward to providing our diversified pediatric services to more area children.”

Over the next few months, RefuahHealth and Hillcrest management will ensure a smooth transition for patients and staff. No disruptions to patient care are expected.

“We’ve been working closely with RefuahHealth and believe our goals align with their mission,” said Risa Gorelick, MD, of Hillcrest Medical. “We see this as an opportunity for our patients, and are eager to connect them to Refuah’s extensive service network.”

RefuahHealth has provided culturally competent care to Rockland County residents for over 30 years, expanding from its community-based beginnings to its current operations as a multi-specialty population health engine with 4 fixed locations, a birthing center and a mobile medical fleet. RefuahHealth specializes in robust navigation and enabling services that break down barriers and connect patients to the care they need.

“We’re happy to partner with Hillcrest management and providers to extend safety-net services and enhance primary pediatric care,” said Khorover. “We’re confident that this partnership will benefit children and families across Rockland County.”

RefuahHealth is a regionally recognized healthcare provider known for its innovative service model and rapid response to community health crisis, like the 2018 measles outbreak and the COVID-19 pandemic. 

RefuahHealth provides comprehensive medical, dental, and mental health care, including select medical specialties, to residents across New York’s lower Hudson Valley. Per the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, RefuahHealth is a 501(c)3 Federally Qualified Community Health Center. More information about the services provided by RefuahHealth is available online at