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Anniversary Cake 5For 20 years, the People’s Health & Wellness Clinic has provided primary health care and wellness education for uninsured and underinsured central Vermont residents. All of Washington County, plus Orange, Washington, and Williamstown in Orange County is our primary service area, but we saw patients from 49 Vermont towns in 2013, and there is no geographic limitation to using our services.

We are a free clinic. We charge nothing for our services, but ask for donations. A small paid staff supports over 100 volunteers who give freely of their services. Doctors, Nurses and Nurse Practitioners, Mental Health providers, body workers, and other specialist and complementary practitioners offer a wide array of treatment options. Our new oral health program provide dental hygiene consultation and a small network of volunteer dentists is available for referrals.

In addition to services on site, we arrange for prescriptions, specialist referrals, lab work, and other diagnostic testing. Often, patients qualify for financial assistance for all or part of these services. Our staff and administrative volunteers will help guide you through the paperwork.

Vermont Health Connect Sign Up – with Navigator Assistance. While the Open Enrollment period has ended, anyone whose Medicaid renewal is due must now re-new through the Vermont Health Connect website. Also, anyone with a “Qualifying Event,” such as loss of a job that had insurance, birth, death, divorce, marriage, etc. has a 60-day window in which to enroll. We have certified Navigators ready to assist you with the application and to provide you with the information you need to find a plan that meets your needs and budget. Monday through Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM; and Monday and Thursday evenings, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. People’s Health & Wellness Clinic, 553 North Main St., Barre. By appointment only – call 479-1229. You do not need to be a patient of the Clinic, and the service is free.

While many people are taking advantage of the new health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, not everyone is eligible; not everyone can afford it; and not everything is covered. That’s why we’re here. Call us if you need us; donate if you’d like to help.

– By Appointment Only – Call 802-479-1229 -

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The People’s Health & Wellness Clinic 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.