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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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

PHWC’s 1st Annual Fall Fitness Festival Set For Saturday, November 4

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Oral Health Services Expand To Three Days A Week

The People’s Health & Wellness Clinic of Barre is pleased to announce that as of September 1, it has expanded its oral health services to three days a week.

Sandra Joslin, RDH, the clinic’s dental hygienist and oral health case manager, is seeing patients on site every Tuesday and Wednesday, and doing case management and referrals on Thursdays to more than a dozen central Vermont participating dentists who take the clinic’s patients for more advanced dental work. PHWC Executive Director Peter Youngbaer said, “Being able to expand oral health services is a terrific benefit, as access to oral health remains the largest unmet community health need.”

Joslin provides a wide array of services on site: Oral Hygiene Education; Routine Dental Hygiene Prophylaxis; Emergency Evaluation; Digital Bite-wing and Panoramic X-Rays; Full Mouth Deep Cleanings; Cavity (caries) Stabilization; Sealants; and Topical Fluoride Application/Desensitization. She also consults on Diet and Nutrition, performs Oral Cancer Screening, Tobacco Cessation Counseling, and Case Management. Case by case referrals to participating community dentists and specialists for identified dental treatment, such as Extractions, Amalgam or Composite Restorations, Root canal, Partial Removable or Full Upper or Lower Dentures, and Periodontal Care are also provided.

PHWC’s core service area is all of Washington County and Orange, Washington, and Williamstown, but services are not limited to those towns. The clinic is open days Monday through Thursday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Monday evenings, 5:30 – 8:30 PM. All visits are by appointment only: call 802-479-1229.

 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.

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