We offer a full range of medical, dental and behavioral health services.
Maintain a healthy and high-quality life with a wide range of primary and preventive care services.
- General medical care
- Chronic disease management
- Preventive health services & screenings
- Cancer screenings
- Lab & bloodwork
- Minor office procedures (including laceration repair and removal of skin lesions)
- Workers comp injuries
Express Care is for children and adults of all ages.
Walk-ins are welcome.
Hours: Monday-Sunday, 8am-8pm
Here are examples of some things we would treat in Express Care:
- Simple sprains/strains to the extremities
- Minor cuts that may need stitches
- Common illness, such as; sore throat, coughs, urinary tract infections, and pink eye
- Cold/flu/sinus infection
- Tick bites
- Minor fractures and sports injuries
- Ear aches
Care management is a service Community Health provides for patients of all ages and conditions. Our care managers are highly experienced medical professionals who harness the combined powers of health and wellness, educational resources and community services.
Care management can help a person with chronic conditions, behavioral health challenges, a parent with an autistic child or a person with food insecurity find a path to security and recovery. These are just a few examples of how Community Health’s team of care managers works closely with primary care providers to understand and overcome struggles a person may encounter as they regain, maintain and improve their health and the health of their family.
Community Health offers a wide range of services that address mental health and substance use disorders. Our team of psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed alcohol and drug counselors, behavioral health care managers and Medicated Assisted Treatment (MAT) care managers provide programs and treatments to meet the needs of our patients and their families.
Working in collaboration with primary care providers, the Behavioral Health program follows a holistic approach to treatment utilizing the medical home model. We offer our patients:
- Comprehensive Care: Medical and behavioral health services utilize teams of providers with various roles within the organization to meet the complex needs of the patient. Our trained staff helps patients overcome barriers to achieve the best treatment outcomes. We offer clinical assessments and treatment for mental health and substance abuse disorders. Treatment modalities include; individual, group or family sessions.
- Patient-Centered Care: Behavioral health services are relationship based with our patients. We partner with patients and their families to help meet each patient’s unique needs, cultures and preferences as they navigate the different levels of care and move forward with their treatment plans.
- Accessible Services: Behavioral health services are included in the overall health care and wellness services provided at each Community Health location. By integrating behavioral health in our practices, patients have convenient and easy access to behavioral health programs and services within their community.
- Coordinated Care: Behavioral Health communicates directly with primary care providers, specialists and other community resources to meet the needs of the patients. Using our specialized care managers, patients can also receive assistance in meeting socio-economic needs including housing, transportation, insurance and other quality of life services.
- Quality and Safety: Behavioral Health utilizes evidence-based approaches in treatment of all patients. Staff members are licensed in various disciplines and implement a shared decision-making process with each patient. This approach tailors services to the unique needs of each patient. Community Health prioritizes quality service by using performance measures to evaluate clinical goals. Community Health Behavioral Health has a strong focus on the safety of patients and will initiate referrals to community organizations to help patients remain safe both inside and outside of their homes.
- Medicated Assisted Treatment (MAT): The prescribed use of buprenorphine is one approach Community Health uses to treat patients with opioid use disorder. Working under the state of Vermont’s “Hub and Spoke” model, Community Health can provide MAT in the primary care office setting to patients who receive primary care services. The MAT program is a comprehensive treatment plan that includes physical health maintenance, counseling and participation in social support programs.
Behavioral Health is dedicated to the health and well-being of the community and the patients we serve by making your health our mission.
If you are interested in obtaining behavioral health services, please contact your primary care provider to receive a referral.
Community Health operates two full service dental offices.
- Community Dental Rutland at 69 Allen St., Suite 10, Rutland, Vermont
- Community Dental Shoreham at 2897 VT Route 22A, Shoreham, Vermont
Community Dental is a General Dental Practice and we serve all patients regardless of income or insurance status.
We take commercial insurances, Medicaid, offer a sliding fee scale, and have a discount available for same-day payment.
We provide many services to the communities we serve, including:
- root canals
- fixed bridges
- root planing and scaling
- partials and dentures
- restorations of implants
We are accepting new patients at both locations.
Kids can get care for illnesses, wellness exams, immunizations, and more — and moms and dads can know their children are receiving great care.
- Physical exams
- Prevention, early detection and management of developmental disorders
- Certified lactation counselor
- Infant and well-child care
Diabetes Education Program
The Community Health Diabetes Education Program provides information, support from Certified Diabetes Educators and resources for:
- self-managed care
- medication management
- lifestyle improvements like exercise and nutrition
Patients diagnosed with all stages of diabetes are referred to the education program by their provider. Each patient is linked to a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) who will review the three-part program and schedule the follow up sessions. The three-phase program includes:
- an initial assessment
- individual or group sessions
- follow-up session three months later
Community Health’s Certified Diabetes Educators meet with patients at Community Health’s practices for individual and group sessions.
The diabetes education program features a team of Certified Diabetes Educators, guidance from the Diabetes Advisory Committee and accreditation from the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES), a nationally recognized professional organization. An annual evaluation of the program ensures quality and foresight, where patient data and documents are reviewed for compliance with national standards. The review also verifies that all instructors have maintained their minimum requirement of continuing education and that the curriculum is up to date. The annual review also gives Community Health the opportunity to assess clinical outcome measures and to establish continuous quality improvement projects.
Diabetes in Our Community
Diabetes is one of the four illnesses identified in the state of Vermont’s 3-4-50 initiative that spotlights the overwhelming impact of chronic disease in the state. “Three behaviors (no physical activity, poor diet, tobacco use) lead to 4 diseases (cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, lung disease) and result in 50% of deaths in Vermont.” According to data from the Vermont Department of Health website, 10% of the residents of Rutland County and 8% of Addison County are diabetic.
Community Health Diabetes Advisory Committee
Community Health’s Diabetes Advisory Committee is made up of representatives from the medical, clinical, quality control, educational and community aspects of diabetes education and treatment. Working in concert with medical and educational experts in the community, members of the board provide avenues for:
- improving patient knowledge about medications and self-management
- referrals to experts in endocrinology and other specialties
- connecting patients with programs that promote physical activity and nutrition education
The quality director at Community Health works closely with quality coordinators who manage the data collected from patients diagnosed with diabetes to develop and assess quality improvement outcomes and evaluate the trends and gaps in care that are reflected in the data.
Members of the Community Health Diabetes Advisory Committee
Dr. H. Peter Diercksen, MD, Community Health primary care provider
Robin Myers, DNP, FNP-BC, CDE Doctor of Nursing Practice, Community Health Certified Diabetes Educator
Tracy Upton, RN, Community Health Quality Director
Donna Hunt, MSA, RD, CDCES, Quality Coordinator Rutland Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinic
Claudia Courcelle, RN, BSN, MSA, Community Health Clinical Director
Gail Regan, PHD, Castleton Univ. professor, Community Adult Physical Activity Program
Community Health Certified Diabetes Educators
Michele Redmond, RN, BSN, CDE, Program Director, Community Health Castleton
Colleen Bates, MA, Community Health Mettowee
Diana Johnson, RN, CDE, Community Health Mettowee
Robin Myers, DNP, FNP-BC, CDE, Community Health Brandon
Abigail Wikoff, APRN, Community Health Brandon
For more information about Community Health’s diabetes education program, consult your primary care provider. Ask about our three-phase program and our team of expert educators who can help you to learn how to manage your diabetes and live a healthy lifestyle.
We have a specialized team of physicians dedicated to promoting the well being of women of all ages.
- Deliveries, prenatal and perinatal care
- GYN annual exam
- Family planning services
- STD diagnosis and prevention
- Women, infants, and children(WIC)
- Menopausal and post-menopausal core
Our health team offers a variety of services to support men’s health and well-being-from sports injuries to prostate cancer, infertility, erectile dysfunction, and more.
- Heart care
- Colon health
- High blood pressure
- STD diagnosis and prevention
- Low testosterone
Community Health provides certified laboratory blood draw services at Community Health’s Brandon, Castleton, Rutland and Mettowee practices. The blood draw facilities, located in a dedicated space in the practice, serve not only Community Health patients but any community member with orders from their provider.
At Community Health Castleton, a state certified laboratory staffed by Community Health, handles lab work for Community Health’s primary care patients as well as those from Castleton Express Care. A separate outpatient lab service at the Castleton practice, operated by Rutland Regional Medical Center, serves not only Community Health patients but any community member with orders from their provider.
The labs staffed by RRMC at four Community Health practices are available to anyone who has an order from their provider. The order can be electronically placed by a provider or a written order can be presented at the time of the procedure.
If you need to have a blood test, check with your provider and take advantage of one of Community Health’s conveniently located blood draw sites. Hours of operation vary at each practice.
Get the care you need at a price you can afford with sliding fees based on income and family size.
Need help navigating the enrollment process of Medicaid, CHIP, Dr. Dynasuar, and Vermont health connect? We can help.
Other services include:
- Health education
- Interpretation/translation service
- Care management
- Electronic health record
- Patient portal
Community Health’s Nursing Home Service Line provides a network of medical professionals which supports patients that require both long-term care and short-term rehabilitation at several area nursing homes. Community Health physicians and nurse practitioners are the providers that determine what the patients need for medical care and work in collaboration with the nursing home staff.
Laboratory/Blood Draw Stations
RRMC Blood Draw Stations are available at Community Heath Brandon (Thursdays 7am-12:30pm and 1-2pm) Community Health Castleton (Monday-Friday 8am-12pm & 12:30-3:45pm) and at Community Health Rutland (Monday-Friday 8am-12:00pm & 12:30-4pm). Community Health Mettowee’s Blood Draw Station is available 8am-12pm for patients of Community Health Mettowee