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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
  • Immunizations
  • Cancer screenings
  • Lab & bloodwork
  • X-rays
  • Minor office procedures (including laceration repair and removal of skin lesions)
  • Workers comp injuries

To view our providers, visit here. 

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
  • Immunizations
  • Prevention, early detection and management of developmental disorders
  • Certified lactation counselor
  • Infant and well-child care

To view our pediatric providers, visit here.

Healthy Weight Starts With Healthy Eating Habits

Community Health Pediatrician Dr. Judy Nelson has been taking care of children in Rutland County for over 30 years watching them grow from newborn infants, all the way through to adulthood. She has observed a theme with growing concern – an increasing number of children who are struggling with their weight and the associated medical impacts. […]

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Express Care is for children and adults of all ages.

Located at Community Health Castleton 802-468-5641 and at
Community Health Rutland 802-773-3386

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
  • Fever
  • Allergies
  • Tick bites
  • Minor fractures and sports injuries
  • Earaches
  • Rashes

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:

  • restorations/fillings
  • root canals
  • crowns
  • fixed bridges
  • cleanings
  • root planing and scaling
  • partials and dentures
  • extractions
  • restorations of implants
  • fluoride
  • sealants
  • child prophy (dental cleaning)
  • stainless steel crowns
  • tooth colored filing
  • extractions
  • space maintainers
  • comprehensive and periodic exams

We are accepting new patients at both locations.

Coming soon Kids Dental

Kids Dental Services:

  • fluoride
  • sealants
  • child prophy (dental cleaning)
  • stainless steel crowns
  • tooth colored filings
  • extractions
  • space maintainers
  • comprehensive and periodic exams

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.

Brandon Community Pharmacy is located inside Community Health Brandon practice. You may use the services of our pharmacy, or you may use a pharmacy of your own choice. We now offer online prescription renewals through our RX Local Patient Portal.

Community Health provides certified laboratory blood draw services at Community Health’s Brandon, Castleton, Rutland and Mettowee practices. The labs are staffed by RRMC at Brandon, Castleton and Rutland Community Health practices and 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. You need to be an existing Community Health patient to use lab services at Community Health Mettowee.

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.

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.

For laboratory locations and hours, visit here.

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.

Learn more about Community Health’s Care Management and Chronic Care Management programs.

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.

Community Health Diabetes Education

Our Certified Diabetes Educators offer self-management training and support at several convenient locations for our patients. Our program is accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

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.

Telehealth

Telehealth is delivered for primary care, psychiatry, chronic disease monitoring and management, dentistry and home health care.

Many patients have barriers that impact their ability to be seen in the office for appointments such as lack of transportation, childcare issues, physical limitations or mental health issues preventing them from leaving their homes.

Telehealth offers an opportunity for Community Health’s Behavioral Health providers to have sessions with patients from the safety of their homes. “The best behavioral health treatment outcomes are when patients have consistent and consecutive sessions with their providers,” said Community Health’s Behavioral Health Leader, Christopher Chadwick. “Telehealth is a very effective tool in making those sessions happen,” Chadwick said.

Community Health’s Patient Portal is an extension of our digital care network, providing secure online access to your records, prescriptions and a connection to communicate with your provider. Signup for the Patient Portal here.

The State of Vermont supports telehealth and allows Vermont patients to receive virtual care from home. Read more about the state’s telehealth policy here.

Telederm

Community Health’s Telederm service gives primary care patients access to a dermatology specialist via remote consultation from Community Health’s Rutland and Castleton practices. A live digital video link connects the patient to a University of Vermont Medical Center specialist located several hours away, bringing the specialized care to the patient.

For more information on Telederm visit here.

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CPR Training

Community Health offers Basic Life Support, Family, and Friends and Heartsaver CPR classes. For more information and to schedule a class, please call Claudia at 802-855-2018 or email her at  ccourcelle@chcrr.org.

 

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

Community Health Brandon

Laboratory/Blood Draw Station

Community Health Castleton

Laboratory/Blood Draw Station

Community Health Mettowee

Laboratory/Blood Draw Station

Community Health Rutland

Laboratory/Blood Draw Station

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