Health Care For The Uninsured

We’re a free clinic providing a wide range of health care services.

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Our Staff Is Warm and Welcoming

Our case managers can help you get well and stay healthy.

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Now Offering Free Dental Checkups

With our new dental hygiene service, our patients can get full cleanings.

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Help Your Neighbors Stay Well

We rely on donations to help people who cannot afford to pay for medical care.

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Volunteers Are Our Heart

Join more than 125 volunteers in donating your time and expertise.


What We Offer

Primary medical care, health education, massage therapy, mental health counseling, and oral health.

Who We Serve

Uninsured and underinsured Vermonters living in Washington, Orange, Lamoille and Caledonia counties.

When We're Open

Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Also Monday and Thursday evenings 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. All services by appointment only.


To make an appointment, call the clinic at 802-479-1229.

Latest Clinic Updates

11th Annual Bowl-A-Thon Set For Saturday, May 6

The 11th Annual People’s Health & Wellness Clinic Bowl-A-Thon is set for Saturday, May 6, 1:00 – 3:00 PM at Twin City Family Fun Center. This is the largest fundraising event in support of the free clinic, and teams, sponsors, and prize donations are wanted now!

  • Teams can register and reserve their lane now by downloading the forms here.
  • Businesses who wish to sponsor a lane and have their logo on a banner over that lane can download that form here.
  • Anyone – individual or business – wishing to donate a prize for top fundraising bowlers and teams can download that form here.

The Bowl-A-Thon is our major annual fundraising event and it’s grown every year,” said Clinic Executive Director Peter Youngbaer. “It’s a great opportunity for people to go out, promote community awareness, and raise money to help provide needed health care to those who can’t afford it, especially in these uncertain times regarding health care,” he added. “Plus, it’s just a whole lot of fun!”  (For pictures from last year’s event, and a list of sponsors and donors, click here.)

PHWC Is Seeking New Board Members

The board is responsible for determining organization policy, approving the annual budget, establishing the goals of the organization and selecting, employing and evaluating the Executive Director. Board members have an overall legal and fiduciary responsibility for the activities of the clinic. Board members contribute to all clinic fundraising campaigns within their capability to do so. They also participate actively in the clinic’s fundraising activities. Board members are advocates for the clinic in their communities.

Board members attend and participate in regularly scheduled meetings of the board. They also normally serve actively on at least one Board committee. The three standing committees are Finance and Fundraising, Health and Wellness, and Personnel, Nominating and Bylaws. Board members are elected to two year terms at the annual meeting in January of each year and may serve up to three consecutive terms. Interim appointments during the year are made by a vote of the board to fill any vacancies or to add board members up to the by-law limit of twenty. Members also participate in board recruitment and development.

If interested, please contact Ted Allen, Chair of the Nominating Committee, at 802-229-5819.

 We Are Vermont Health Connect Navigators

The People’s Health & Wellness Clinic (PHWC) serves central Vermonters who don’t have health insurance, or whose insurance doesn’t cover what they need.  We provide primary health care and wellness education, plus oral health, mental health, and massage therapy.  Our services are free, but donations are always welcome.

We can also help you get health coverage.  Our Vermont Health Connect Navigators are trained to help you apply for a health plan that meets your needs and budget.  Open Enrollment begins November 1, but if you qualify for Medicaid/Dr. Dynasaur you can enroll year-round. You may also be able to sign up outside of Open Enrollment.

Whatever your health care or health coverage needs, we are here to help you.  Call (802) 479-1229 for information and appointments.

Our Mission

The People’s Health & Wellness Clinic’s mission is to provide primary health care and wellness education to the uninsured and underinsured community members of Central Vermont who cannot otherwise afford these services.

What Our Patients Say

My family relies on this clinic and has for years. We feel cared about. That means a lot.

I moved here with health problems and had no where to go and needed help. You folks made me feel at home and cared for me.

I didn’t go to the doctors much because I didn’t feel respected. Here at the clinic I feel important.

Certainly, the clinic helped me get my medications and my health screenings.

Where We’re Located in Barre, Vermont