Community Health Centers of Burlington

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Our Mission

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.

 

Our History

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, expanded hours, eight locations, 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, or public health insurances.

 

Our Services

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, Substance Abuse Services, OB/Midwifery, Pediatrics, LGBTQ+ Specialty Clinics, an On-site Laboratory, Insurance Eligibility and Financial Assistance Programs including a Sliding-Fee Scale.

 

Our Culture

CHCB is a mission-driven, people-oriented organization, both as a health care resource and an employer. CHCB has been leading the way in local nonprofit compensation with a minimum hourly wage of $15/hour for entry-level positions, and benefits for employees over 20 hours per week. The diversity of our patients is reflected in our staff, who are regularly surveyed for feedback to enable continuous improvements directly informed by the people at the heart of our mission and operations. Learn more about our organization, services, employment opportunities, and how to become a new patient at www.chcb.org.