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Community Health Flu Clinics for Adults and Kids

October is the month that Community Health begins offering flu shots by appointment or at one of the walk-in clinics at the health network’s six practices in Rutland and Addison counties. Current patients can schedule their own appointments online on our website chcrr.org and select from a list of open appointments.

Join Community Health and Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Raising awareness of Alzheimer’s disease is a Rutland-area community initiative and Community Health will be supporting the annual awareness and fundraising event taking place this month. “There is no cure for dementia, but there is a lot that can be done to prepare for what will happen in the future,” said Community Health’s Dr. Barbara […]

As We Age, It Gets Complicated!

Preparing for recognizable aging issues and diminished abilities is important, Dr. Steinbrecher said. And learning about predisposed family illnesses like diabetes and heart disease will provide individuals and families with information about what to look for, what to expect and how to provide care and support, issues that would be the focus at a geriatric […]

Include Immunizations on Your Back-to-School Checklist

It’s time to begin organizing the back-to-school check list – notebooks, calendars, folders, apps and online tools, oh and don’t forget your annual wellness exams and immunizations! Community Health wants to be sure that you have included health checkups and vaccinations on the list. Keeping your family healthy and safe is our goal, and while […]

Saving Lives Through Conversation

Why do we need to talk about suicide and suicide prevention? Is it really relevant? Suicide is a topic that is very difficult for individuals to speak about and increasing their comfort in being able to talk about it also increases the ability for us to provide services to individuals who might be struggling with […]

Are kids ready to go back to school? Are you?

Currently there are 9.5 fulltime therapists working within Community Health’s Behavioral Health team, with counselors available at every one of the organization’s seven practices, including pediatrics. Despite increasing the staff by more than a third in the past year, the number of patient referrals is outpacing the hiring, according to Behavioral Health Director Christopher Chadwick. […]

Bradley Berryhill, MD Recognized for Teaching Excellence

Community Health’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Bradley Berryhill received the 2020 Family Medicine Teaching Award for the health network’s excellence in teaching medical students. The award, given through a joint sponsorship of the Vermont Academy of Family Physicians and the University of Vermont Department of Family Medicine, also recognized Community Health for its “commitment above […]

Community Kids Dental Coming Soon

Thousands of kids in the Rutland region were left without a dentist last year when a pediatric dentist retired. Community Health recognized the gap in care and immediately began plans to expand the health center’s dental practice to offer pediatric dentistry. Community Kids Dental will begin scheduling patients in the fall.

Community Health’s Expanding Telemedicine Service Line

Connecting patients and providers throughout Vermont’s rural communities and overcoming the transportation, connectivity and coverage barriers to the community is a goal of Telederm and all of Community Health’s Telehealth services. Community Health is the first facility to offer this type of specialty service in the region, adding to the already robust Telehealth offerings at […]

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