Community Health

We’re Here When You Need Care

Your health is our mission! Covering Rutland County and southern Addison County with primary care services, Community Health offers dental, behavioral health and pediatric specialties, walk-in Express Care, a culture of community and quality health care that our patients, have come to depend on.

Express Care in Rutland and Castleton have become an essential resource for our community, open seven days a week, when friends or family need care for a minor illness or injury. Children and adults of all ages are welcome to walk into Express Care without an appointment. When transportation is an obstacle to checkups or behavior health appointments, Community Health’s Telehealth program gives patients remote access to their providers.

Affordable, Accessible, Quality Care

Community Health primary care offices provide 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) and workers comp injuries. X-ray and laboratory services are available at some locations. Hospital care for Community Health is provided by Rutland Regional Medical Center Hospital (RRMC).

Community Health offers Sliding Fee Scales to patients who do not have medical insurance and participates with most area insurance companies including Medicare and Medicaid.

Community Health is the largest of the 12 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) in the state of Vermont. Since opening in 2004, Community Health’s network of practices has grown to include seven medical facilities and a pharmacy – Rutland, Brandon, West Pawlet (Mettowee), Shoreham (Shorewell), Castleton, Community Health Pediatrics, Community Health Dental and Brandon Community Pharmacy. All of our offices are accepting new patients!

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Community Health is not only a source of primary health care for our community. It’s also one of the larger employers in the state of Vermont. In 2020, Community Health employed about 400 people, reported revenue of $45 million and maintains an 80 percent market share in the Rutland area. “We offer a lifestyle out-of-doors and hands-on work with a population that really needs us,” said Community Relations Manager Jill Jesso-White.

“FQHCs in general are safety net providers of primary, wellness and preventative care for those who are uninsured or underinsured,” said Community Health CEO Don Reuther. “It is both our mission and mandate from the government that we see any patient regardless of their financial ability to pay.”

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Funding for this marketing initiative was made possible in part with a Rural Business Development Grant from USDA Rural Development and by financial support provided by local area businesses, towns and cities.

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