Rural Health and Primary Care
The health of Vermonters depends upon access to basic health care — especially in the more rural areas of our state.
The Department of Health is committed to ensuring an adequate supply of health care professionals as a basic function of public health.
The Office of Rural Health and Primary Care works with and supports small rural hospitals, clinics and health care providers to improve access to primary care, dental and mental health care for all Vermonters, especially the uninsured, underserved and those living far from larger medical centers.
Rural Health in Vermont
With many bridges and roadways washed out after Tropical Storm Irene, it wasn't just commuters, farmers and tourists who were cut off. Health care providers as well as patients were cut off from clinics, hospitals and pharmacies until roads were opened again.
Contact Rural Health and Primary Care
Chief of Rural Health and Primary Care
Vermont Department of Health
108 Cherry St., Room 303
Burlington, VT 05402