The mission of the Community Health Centers of Burlington (CHCB) is to improve the health of all within the communities we serve. We are dedicated to providing exceptional medical, dental and behavioral health care with respect and compassion, regardless of financial status or life circumstance.
Since 1971, CHCB has been the premier safety net provider in care for our community with a specialty in serving vulnerable populations. The breadth and scope of our health care and support services not only makes us one of the largest primary care facilities in the area, but an expert in care for homeless, low-income and immigrant populations. As one of Vermont’s twelve Federally Qualified Health Centers, CHCB cares for 30,000+ patients – a number representative of our compassionate care, array of services, and dedicated, professional staff. We offer convenient hours and special support services to encourage patients to take ownership in their own health care. As a nonprofit organization, CHCB is sustained through many sources. This includes community support from individuals and businesses, local, state and federal money, as well as revenue from operations.
What is an FQHC?
Spread across all U.S. territories, more than 1,400 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) provide vital primary care to more than 25 million Americans. Directed by boards with majority consumer membership, FQHCs focus on meeting the basic health care needs of their individual communities. FQHCs, including CHCB, serve all community residents, including people enrolled in employer-based insurances, Medicare/Medicaid, public health insurances, or no insurance.
Under our umbrella of comprehensive services, patients can access primary/preventative care, including: Medical and Dental Care, Counseling/Psychiatry, a Homeless Healthcare Program, Elder Care, Nutrition Services, Addiction Recovery Services, OB/Midwifery, Pediatrics, LGBTQ+ Specialty Clinics, an On-site Laboratory, Insurance Eligibility and Financial Assistance Programs including a Sliding-Fee Scale.
Our Safety Measures
Since the onset of COVID-19, CHCB has continued to provide the best care possible to patients from all walks of life, in a safe and hygienic environment. We now offer alternative visit types including telehealth appointments by phone or Zoom video conferencing, as well as curb-side visits to reduce contagion risks. Our Pearl Street Youth Program has been temporarily relocated to our Safe Harbor Health Center to allow enough room to safely physically distance, and we require all staff and patients to wear proper face coverings while in our buildings. Our Homeless Healthcare Program has a new van dedicated to providing outreach care and testing, and we strive to ensure patients with Limited English Proficiency have access to translated information and interpreter support. We’re all in this together, and we’ll all get through this together!
Learn more about our organization, services, pandemic response, employment opportunities, and how to become a new patient at www.chcb.org.