Burlington Community Health Centers: Accepting New Patients in ALL Locations
The mission of the Community Health Centers of Burlington (CHCB) is to improve the health of ALL within the communities we serve.
Since 1971, CHCB has been the premier care safety net provider for our community with a specialty in serving vulnerable populations. The breadth and depth of our health care and support services make us not only one of the largest primary care facilities in the region, but also an expert in caring for the homeless, low-income populations income and immigrants.
As one of twelve federally licensed health centers in Vermont, CHCB cares for more than 30,000 patients – a number representative of our compassionate care, range of services, and dedicated professional staff. We offer convenient and extended hours, eight locations with our ninth set opening in the spring, and special support services to encourage patients to take ownership of their own healthcare.
As a non-profit organization, the CHCB is supported by many sources. This includes community support from individuals and businesses, local, state and federal money, and revenue from operations.
What is an FQHC?
Spread throughout the United States, approximately 1,400 Federal Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) provide lifesaving primary care to more than 25 million Americans. Led by boards of directors comprised mostly of consumers, FQHCs focus on meeting the basic health care needs of their individual communities. FQHCs, including CHCB, serve all residents of the community, including those enrolled in employer-sponsored insurance, Medicare/Medicaid, or public health insurance.
As part of our comprehensive services, patients can access primary/preventive care, including:
Medical and dental care, counseling/psychiatry, homeless health care program, elderly care, nutrition services, addiction services, obstetrics/midwifery, pediatrics, LGBTQ+ specialty clinics, an on-site lab , insurance eligibility and financial assistance programs, including a slip-up fee schedule. We are prioritizing patient and staff safety by offering visits via telehealth technology, requiring masking in all CHCB buildings, and promoting physical distancing in clinical spaces to prevent the spread of contagious diseases like the COVID-
CHCB actively partners with other community organizations to ensure that our comprehensive services are truly comprehensive. We work with affordable housing agencies, long-term care providers, the local hospital network, city and state authorities, and more to better understand and meet patient needs. From COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinics designed to reduce disparities for marginalized groups, to mobile outreach services for homeless people, these collaborations allow us to expand our reach and expand equitable access to care. for the most vulnerable and/or underrepresented members of our community.
CHCB is a mission-driven organization focused on people, both as a health care resource and as an employer. The diversity of our patients is reflected in our staff, who are regularly surveyed for feedback to enable continuous improvements informed directly by the people at the heart of our mission and operations.
Learn more about our organization, our services, our employment opportunities and how to become a new patient on www.chcb.org.