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 some evening appointments available. All services by appointment only.
To make an appointment, call the clinic at 802-479-1229.
Latest Clinic Updates
People’s Health & Wellness Clinic Welcomes New Executive Director
The People’s Health & Wellness Clinic (PHWC), is pleased to announce the appointment of Rebecca Goldfinger-Fein as its new Executive Director. Rebecca, a native of Montpelier, has returned to Central Vermont from Washington DC to lead the Clinic in its ongoing work of providing primary health care and wellness education to Central Vermonters who cannot otherwise afford these services.
“We are pleased to have Rebecca Goldfinger-Fein as the new Executive Director of People’s Health & Wellness Clinic,” said Susan Gretkowski, President of PHWC Board of Trustees. “Rebecca is a native Vermonter who is returning to her home state to work in the field of health care. We look forward to having her continue the excellent work of the Clinic and welcome her warmly.”
Rebecca comes to PHWC with extensive experience working to support individuals and communities with disabilities and limited access to health-related services in Maine and Massachusetts. Most recently, she created and implemented health promotion programming for federal employees at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Rebecca holds a Master in Public Health degree from the George Washington University.
Rebecca stated, “I am excited to serve as the Executive Director of the Clinic. It is an honor to be leading such incredible staff and volunteers who provide high quality health care to our community. I look forward to continuing to grow and strengthen the work of the Clinic, and I’m very pleased to have this opportunity to work in a community that has such a strong commitment to the well-being of the people who live here.”
In her previous work, Rebecca organized many large-scale events, a skill that will be invaluable in putting on the Clinic’s well-known annual Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser, coming up on Saturday, May 5. “We’re gearing up for our 12th Annual Bowl-A-Thon, and I’m really looking forward to it. We welcome everyone to support this fun event by bowling with a team, sponsoring a lane, or donating prizes,” said Rebecca.
Founded in Barre in 1994, the People’s Health & Wellness Clinic provides primary medical care, health education, bodywork, mental health counseling, and oral health to uninsured and underinsured residents of Washington and Orange counties.
People’s Health & Wellness Clinic Establishes Dr. Mark N. Yorra Legacy Fund
The Board of Trustees of the People’s Health & Wellness Clinic has announced the creation of the Dr. Mark N. Yorra Legacy Fund in honor of the Clinic’s retiring Medical Director, and one of the founders of the Clinic back in 1993.
Along with other community members, Dr. Yorra’s vision was access to health care for all. The People’s Health & Wellness Clinic has used a classic “free clinic” model, where a tiny paid staff supports a large corps of volunteer practitioners who give of their time and talents to ensure their central Vermont neighbors can get the primary health care they need.
Being a free clinic, PHWC must raise all funds for its operation every year, relying on grants, donations, and fundraising events to make ends meet. The Yorra Legacy Fund was created to help ensure the long term sustainability of the Clinic. This reserve fund will help guarantee that this critical community health care safety net will continue to exist for the long haul, providing access to needed health care for the underserved.
Our goal is to raise at least $25,000, the minimum needed to establish such a fund with the Vermont Community Foundation, which will manage it. A generous donor has offered to match the first $5,000.
Donations made be made to the People’s Health & Wellness Clinic, 553 North Main Street, Barre, VT 05641. Please indicate “Yorra Fund” clearly in the check memo line. PHWC is a 501c3 non-profit, charitable organization, and contributions are tax-deductible.
The Dr. Mark N. Yorra Legacy Fund is our way of saying “Thank You” to Mark for all he has done for our neighbors, and to help continue that work in the years to come. Please join us in honoring Dr. Yorra for his vision and service to the community.
We Are Vermont Health Connect Navigators For Our Patients
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.