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Welcome to Community Health. We look forward to taking care of the medical and dental needs for you and your family, something we’ve done since 2004. We operate Primary Care Medical Offices in Rutland, Brandon, Castleton, Shoreham and West Pawlet, Vermont.
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.
We also offer 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.
Serving uninsured and underinsured patients has always been a cornerstone of Community Health. Community Health participates in OneCare Vermont, a network of health care providers and services focused on improved quality of care and lower costs for all Vermonters.
The Community Health Board of Directors is a dedicated group of community members, the majority of whom are also our patients. As residents of the communities we serve, they have the unique ability to provide the leadership necessary to make our organization a success.
Robert Riley, Ph.D,
Nancy Morlino, MBA
Melbourne Boynton, MD
Joanne Calvi, RN, BSN
Roland “Lenny” Gibson, Ph.D.
Thomas W. Huebner
Amy R. Menard, Esq.
Scott F. Webb
Community Health provides the highest quality of care to our patients and families, while conducting our health care and business practices in a legal, ethical and professional manner.
The Compliance Hotline was established to assist patients, families, employees and business associates with reporting known or suspected instances of fraud, waste, neglect and abuse. If you are concerned that a decision or action may violate the law or organizational policy, please call the Compliance Hotline at 855-750-5893.
Compliance Risk Manager
Community Health, together with Rutland Regional Medical Center, conducts a Community Health Needs Assessment every three years.
Managed by the Rutland County Health Needs Assessment Steering Committee, these Needs Assessments include a broad range of data and input from around the community and region. Information includes secondary data from other sources as well as individual input through consumer surveys and through focus group meetings. All of the information gathered is reviewed and prioritized by a broad, community-based committee.
Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region, Inc., a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), is deemed by the Bureau of Primary Health Care of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to be a federal employee for purposes of medical malpractice claims and, as such, qualified for protection under the Federal Tort Claims Act.
This health center receives U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.
The current Deeming Notice of Community Health is available here Community Health Deeming Notice Federal Tort Claims Act.
According to the FTCA requirements, medical malpractice claims against the health center are reviewed and/or litigated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. An individual who has a claim against the health center is to file an administrative claim with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services at the following address:
Office of the General Counsel
General Law Division Claims and Employment Law Branch
330 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 5362
Washington, DC 20201
Phone No.: 202-619-0171
Fax No.: 202-619-2922
Community Health offers a full range of medical, dental and behavioral health services including preventative care, well child care, acute care and management of chronic illness. The quality of our care and patient satisfaction are important factors in how we deliver our services and our ability to foster a productive work environment for our health care providers.
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CHCRR would like to extend a warm welcome to Rachel Rivard specializing in Dental Medicine ...
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, and The Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region ...
The holidays are a time for friends, family and celebration. As most of us know, it’s also when people can drink too much, with consequences ranging from fights and falls to serious motor vehicle accidents and crashes. People can unknowingly put themselves at risk by believing the myths about alcohol use that may be common […]
At Community Health, American Diabetes Month is a time to spotlight diabetes awareness, education and care management. The American Diabetes Association says, “It’s our chance to show the world what life with diabetes is really like and provide ways to manage it.” Community Health agrees that it’s time to get educated!
Community Health is a Health Center Quality Leader, ranking among the top 20% of the Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) in the country. The Rutland-based FQHC has been recognized nationally for overall clinical quality performance by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
Edith’s daughter would give anything in the world to have one day with her mom as she was before Alzheimer’s wiped her memory of the people in her life. “She doesn’t recognize anyone,” said Claudia Courcelle, Director of Care Management at Community Health. “She was part of our family for years.” At one time, Edith […]
For almost five years, school-based clinician Kayja Champine, MS,LCMHC, NCC, saw firsthand just how the middle school children were faced with dramatic changes in their lives. Then covid turned things upside down. (Watch our video of what kids were thinking about once the vaccine became available.) Being thrown into the uncharted world of remote learning; […]
In that moment of urgency, when you see a loved one, someone near to you or your own health is of concern, the question arises – Where do I go to get the help I need? Community Health has joined Rutland Community Collaborative’s “Right Care, Right Place” initiative which is designed to help determine the most appropriate direction […]
It isn’t surprising to Wicher that Community Health ranks among the top 20% of the Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in the US for the quality of clinical services it provides. An annual review by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) used data and information from the 2020-2021 year to qualify Community Health as a Health Center Quality […]
Social prescribing is gaining recognition in the US, said Arwen Turner, Executive Director of Rutland-based Come Alive Outside. “Our NatureRX program is unique because our programs aren’t solely a partnership with a health care provider and a parks system. CAO, a nonprofit, provides the one-on-one coaching which is a different approach to the program than […]
“We are on a mission,” said Jill Jesso-White, Community Health’s Director of Communications, “a mission to dispel rumors about food insecurity, healthy eating habits and nutrition. We have joined forces with Vermont Farmers Food Center, The Vermont Foodbank, Hunger Free Vermont and 3SquaresVT to reach out and engage with those who are unaware of or […]
Dear Community Health Family, When I was a kid, I would rely on my parents to take me to the doctor. There was a paper chart. Now, you have a nearly complete medical record available electronically. At Community Health we focus on providing quality, state-of-t he-art services along with brilliant providers who are among the […]
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