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About Community Health

We look forward to taking care of the medical needs for you and your  family.

Community Health is a primary care network that provides nationally-recognized programs, a focus on wellness, dental, behavioral health and pediatric specialties, walk-in Express Care, a culture of community and quality health care that almost everyone, insured or uninsured, has come to depend on.

Community Health, based in Rutland, is the largest of the 12 federally qualified health centers (FQHC) in the state of Vermont. Nationally, more than 1,200 FQHCs provide primary health care to one out of every 14 people. In Vermont, FQHCs provide care to approximately one in four Vermonters.

Community Health opened in 2004 as Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region, providing a network of medical, dental and behavioral health care. It’s grown to include six medical facilities, three dental offices (two adult and one kids dental), a behavioral health clinic and a pharmacy. We have locations in Rutland, Brandon, West Pawlet, Shoreham and Castleton, providing care to over 41,800 patients in the Rutland County/southern Addison County region.

First established in 1965 as part of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty, FQHCs are primary care centers, located in underserved and rural areas, that provide high quality, cost-effective health care regardless of an individual’s ability to pay. The success of the FQHCs was recognized by Congress when creating the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010 and the ACA legislation permanently authorized the program.

Health & Wellness Services

Community Health Primary Care Offices offer a full range of services including preventative health care (annual physicals, work physicals, school, camp and sports physicals), women’s health care, well-child care, including immunizations, management of chronic or serious illness, minor office procedures (including laceration repair and removal of  skin lesions), and workers comp injuries. X-ray and laboratory services are available at some of our locations. Hospital care for Community Health is provided by Rutland Regional Medical Center Hospital (RRMC). RRMC is a hospital-based practice specializing exclusively in providing in-patient care at RRMC. Arrangements for admission to other hospitals can be arranged as needed. Community Health Pediatrics provides hospital care for our pediatric patients.

Fees & Financial Aid

Community Health offers Sliding Fee Scales to our patients who do not have medical insurance. The  sliding scales are based on your income and family size. Please call one of our  offices to make an appointment to find out if you qualify. One of our Outreach Coordinators will be happy to assist you.


We operate Primary Care Medical Offices in RutlandBrandonCastleton, Shoreham, and West Pawlet, VT.  All of our offices are accepting new patients and we participate with most area insurance companies including Medicare and Medicaid and some insurances from neighboring New York State.

Our Vision

To cultivate a healthy community through prevention and care, where all individuals achieve their highest potential for health and wellness.

Our Mission

Our mission is to be the foremost integrated community health center providing quality and collaborative care that is accessible to all people, in order to live their best lives and build stronger communities.

Dental Services

Community Health also operates three full service dental offices, Community Dental – Rutland at 69 Allen St, Suite 10 in Rutland, VT,  Community Kids Dental at 69 Allen St, Suite 7 in Rutland, VT, and Community Dental – Shoreham at 2897 VT Route 22A  in Shoreham, VT.  Our Dental Offices, accept the same insurances that are accepted at our other offices. We offer sliding fees scales to our patients who do not have dental insurance.


Our Brandon Community Pharmacy is located inside Community Health Brandon. You may use the services of our pharmacy, or you may use a pharmacy of your own choice. Our pharmacy accepts the same insurances that are accepted at our other offices.

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