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Michael Gardner, CEO, Welcomes You to Community Health

Michael Gardner, CEO

Welcome to Community Health!

I have had the pleasure of taking part in Community Health’s  growth since 2004 when I joined the newly created Community Health Center as Chief Financial Officer.

Seeing this organization develop into the invaluable community resource it is become has been an incredibly inspiring, energizing and heartwarming experience to say the least.

As CEO, and lifelong resident of Vermont, I am excited to envision the possibilities that lie ahead for Community Health!

We have exceptional opportunities to expand services, while educating my Community Health friends and neighbors about wellness, preventative care and the importance of paying attention to the physical and behavioral health of ourselves, and those whom we care most about.

Please make Community Health your medical home. Visit us annually for a wellness checkup and join us in our community as we work together to bring quality, affordable primary care to everyone.

Michael Gardner

About Community Health

All of us at Community Health look forward to taking care of the medical and dental needs for your entire family, something we’ve been doing 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.

Our 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)
  • Workers comp injuries
  • X-ray and laboratory services are available at some of our locations.
  • Express Care

Hospital care for Community Health patients is provided by the RRMC Hospital Medicine Program. Community Health Pediatrics provides hospital care for pediatric patients.

Thank you for choosing us to be your health care providers.

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.

Community Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center

What is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)?

Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) which receives grants under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act (PHS). As an FQHC, we qualify for enhanced reimbursement from Medicare and Medicaid. FQHCs provide care to an underserved area or population, offer a sliding fee scale, and deliver comprehensive services. Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region provides care to all patients regardless of their ability to pay.

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