C. VT Accessible Healthcare & Local Resources

         

DIRECTORIES/LISTINGS/EXCHANGES:



*ONION RIVER EXCHANGE is a network where community members exchanging goods and services without money. Everyone who joins can both give and receive services.  Some people need transportation, help around the house, shopping, companionship, and health and wellness support.  In return they may offer anything anyone else in the network needs, or services of their choosing (such as skills and hobbies of all kinds).  http://www.orexchange.org/  802-661-8959 

*VERMONT DIVERSITY HEALTH PROJECT's mission is to improve the health and wellness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Vermonters by building bridges between health care providers and LGBTQ people throughout the state. We help patients identify friendly, supportive and effective healthcare providers, and we offer training and support to enhance providers’ skill in working with LGBTQ people. http://vdhp.org/ info@vdhp.org 802-860-7812 


*STREET MEDIC CALENDER for trainings and events.

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AFFORDABLE CLINICS:
 
*THE PEOPLE’S HEALTH & WELLNESS CLINICPay What You Can, As You Can: PHWC’s mission is to provide primary health care and wellness education to the uninsured and underinsured community members of Central VT who cannot otherwise afford these services.  By appointment only: Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm. Evening clinics Mon and Thurs evenings, 5:30-8:30pm. Additional clinics are held at other times as volunteer schedules permit. 533 N. Main St, Barre 802-479-1229  http://www.phwcvt.org/

*COMMUNITY CLINIC AT VERMONT CENTER FOR INTEGRATIVE HERBALISM offers individuals personalized education in self-care with herbs. Consultations (an initial and two follow-up appointments) and a starter supply of herbs are offere through sliding-scale payment, time exchange and gift. Please call (802) 224-7100 for an appointment. 252 Main St, Montpelier info@vtherbcenter.org   http://www.vtherbcenter.org/

*GROUP ACUPUNCTURE AT INTEGRATIVE ACUPUNCTURE AND ORIENTAL MEDICINE Thursday evenings.  No appointment necessary. Arrive anytime between 6:00 pm and 7:15 pm and plan to stay for about 45 minutes.  All treatments conclude at 8pm.  The cost is $10 per treatment.  Your treatment will be conducted in a group setting.  Treatments are all auricular acupuncture, all points chosen will be in the ears.   Patients are responsible for monitoring their time during their treatment.  We recommend allowing a minimum of 45 minutes for your treatment. Group Acupuncture is recommended for many conditions including: Stress and Anxiety Management including P.T.S.D., Addiction Management- Alcohol, Nicotine, Drugs, Sugar, Sleep issues, and Headaches.  For more info, please visit the website http://www.integrativeaom.com/  or call for more information 802-223-0954 156 Main St. Montpelier.  info@integrativeaom.com

*MONTPELIER COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE: AFFORDABLE ACUPUNCTURE IN A GROUP SETTING Full Acupuncture Treatments $20-50 per session. There is an initial paperwork fee for the first visit of $10. Call or email for an appointment, walk-ins are also welcome. 79 Main Street, Suite 8, Montpelier, VT.  For more info, please contact 802-371-4080 montpeliercommunityacupuncture@gmail.com  http://www.montpeliercommunityacupuncture.com/

*VERMONT CARES is a non-profit whose mission is to improve the quality of life, create compassionate communities and prevent the spread of HIV by working with people affected by HIV/AIDS as a catalyst for social and individual change. Vermont CARES offers free, anonymous Rapid HIV testing - an oral swab, not a blood draw – giving accurate results in 20 minutes.   Please call the office you plan to visit and confirm that testing is available beforehand. Montpelier testing at 58 East State Street, Suite 3, Montpelier, VT 802-371-6222. Individual appointments can be arranged for those who cannot attend regular hours, please call for details. There are testing sites in: Burlington, Rutland, & St. Johnsbury http://www.vtcares.org/   Vermont Cares's Syringe Support Program organizes syringe exchanges in Barre, St. Johnsbury, Rutland, and by appointment thru their mobile unit. More info: http://vtcares.org/prevention/syringe-exchange/ 

COMMUNITY REIKI CLINIC
Reiki is a hand-on Japanese therapeutic practice that supports health balance and wellbeing. A trained practitioner holds their hands on or over specific positions on the body while the recipient remains fully clothed. Many people report feeling deep relaxation, a sense of warmth or tingling, and relief of pain during a treatment. It is a wonderful way to relieve stress, enhance conventional medical or psychological therapies, and support the body’s own healing ability.  Registration not required.  Cost is $15 for a 30 min session.   More info here 
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SUPPORT GROUPS AND RESOURCES:

*PRIDE CENTER OF VERMONT celebrates, educates and advocates with and for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (GLBTQ) Vermonters and offers a wide range of services, including Grief and Loss Support Group, Social-Support Group for LGBTQ Individuals with Disabilities, Survivors of Violence Support Group, Dance Parties, Free HIV Testing, and more.  http://www.pridecentervt.org/   802.860.7812 (RU12)

*OUTRIGHT VERMONT!’s mission is to build safe, healthy, and supportive environments for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth (ages 13-22) in VT. http://www.outrightvt.org/ info@outrightvt.org  802-865-9677

*VERMONT DIVERSITY HEALTH PROJECT's mission is to improve the health and wellness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Vermonters by building bridges between health care providers and LGBTQ people throughout the state. We help patients identify friendly, supportive and effective healthcare providers, and we offer training and support to enhance providers’ skill in working with LGBTQ people. http://vdhp.org/ info@vdhp.org 802-860-7812 

*LYME & LIVING at Central VT Medical Center, Berlin Gathering of people with Lyme disease and other Tick Borne diseases, family, friends, community. 2-4pm downstairs Conf. Rm#3 Monthly 3rd Sat. Free, no fragrances please! Please share. Info: http://www.cvmc.org/events/Lyme%20and%20living-support%20group

*FREE VITAMINS AND SUPPLEMENTS FOR LOW-INCOME HIV+ VERMONTERS The Vermont People with AIDS Coalition Buyers’ Coop sells supplements and vitamins from Jarrow Formulas and New Chapter at wholesale prices.  Anyone can order from the Coop.  We also offer scholarships to low income HIV+ Vermonters to help pay for vitamins and supplements.  Contact the office for a scholarship application or an order form.  800-698-8792 or 802-229-5754  www.vtpwac.org vtpwac@sover.net 

WHERE TO PICK UP YOUR FREE SAFER SEX SUPPLIES:These sites carry various supplies – external ("male") and internal ("female") condoms, dental dams, lubricants, etc – if you don’t find what you’re seeking at one you can check in with the others or contact me.
-People’s Health and Wellness Clinic health care for the uninsured waiting room (533 
  N.  Main St, Barre 802-479-1229 http://www.phwcvt.org/ Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm, Evening
  clinics Mon and Thurs 5:30-8:30pm)
-Planned Parenthood Barre Health Center front door (90 Washington St, Barre, VT

  802-476-6696 Mon, Wed, & Fri 8:30am–5pm and Tues & Thurs 11am-7pm)
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VT Cares (info above) during free HIV testing time: Thursdays 1-4pm, also Mon-Thurs 8am-4pm, but call ahead to be sure someone’s in the office. (58 East State Street, Suite 3 -entrance at back of the building- Montpelier, 802-371-6222.) 
and at my workshops. 
-My workshops

*CENTRAL VERMONT MEDICAL CENTER provides a range of services and support groups.  More info here.

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You can use 3SquaresVT (aka food stamps) to purchase fruit and vegetable seeds and plants at any store or farmers’ market that accepts EBT cards!  For a list of VT stores and farmers markets call 800-479-6151 or visit here.  Not in VT? Check out the federal info at snapgardens.org If you can’t afford seeds, but are not eligible to receive SNAP benefits, please visit The Dinner Garden   And check out this great video about why this program is so important!

Suppport Local!  Support Small, Independent Businesses!

Please share with others interested in community health.  If you know of a project/clinic/ resource, etc that should be added to this list, please be in touch!  Thank you! 


         










Prints at top of page are by artist Favianna Rodriguez and image of the St. Johnswort, Herbal First Aid Salve for (Im)migrant Justice workshop, and Dandelion seed head by Dana L Woodruff of Dandelioness Herbals dandelionessherbals@yahoo.com