PHWC Executive Director Peter Youngbaer said, “We couldn’t be more pleased to have Nicole join our staff. She has a career of working with disadvantaged populations, which will be a great asset for our clinic.”
Valcour will be responsible for coordinating all patient care at the Clinic, and interfacing with the corps of over seventy volunteers, including doctors, nurses, and other health practitioners who serve the clinic and its patients.
Youngbaer added, “Nicole brings specific knowledge of Vermont’s Ladies First program, which is an added bonus. She’ll be working on outreach to the many women who are eligible for this program, but may be unaware of it. They may have insurance, but Ladies First provides additional assistance for breast cancer and cervical cancer screenings, and a new special emphasis on cardio-vascular health, including memberships in fitness programs.”
Valcour comes to PHWC most immediately from the Community Health Center, in Burlington, but has spent the last ten years working with the Clint Spencer Clinic, in Hawaii. A Vermont native, she received her nursing degree and a BA in anthropology from the University of Vermont, and a MA and MPH from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
The mission of the People’s Health & Wellness Clinic 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. In addition to primary medical care, PHWC offers mental health, oral health, body work, diet and nutrition and other services. PHWC has two certified Vermont Health Connect Navigators on staff to assist the general public. PHWC has been serving central Vermont since 1993.
The Clinic is open days Monday through Thursday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and evening clinics Mondays and Thursdays. All visits are by appointment only. Call 802-479-1229, or visit our website at phwcvt.org.