C. VT Accessible Healthcare & Local Resources



*DATABASE FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS IN VERMONT - organized by Vermont Healers and the Transition Town Montpelier Health and Wellness committee, who've joined forces to support the local movement of access and awareness of resources in our own communities.

*REACH SERVICE EXCHANGE NETWORK and ONION RIVER EXCHANGE have merged!  Our time bank 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/  802-552-3040 info@orexchange.org

*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 

*NEW ENGLAND AFFORDABLE HOLISTIC CARE DIRECTORY featuring acupuncturists, herbalists, bodyworkers, energy healers and other holistic caregivers who are providing free care or who are accepting $35 or less for their services, as well as classes (e.g. yoga, t'ai chi) that cost less than $10 per session.  The directory seeks to make holistic healthcare more financially accessible by publicizing innovative cost-cutting practices, volunteerism, and compassionate pricing in holistic care throughout New England.  Please spread the word!  http://www.integrativemedalliance.org/find_affordablecare.html

*JUDGMENT FREE HEALTH CARE DIRECTORY is a compiled nation-wide listing of health care providers willing and able to provide quality, culturally competent care to people within the LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex) and alternative sexuality and relationship communities.  Good resource for information on various communities! http://jfhcp.org/

*STREET MEDIC CALENDER for trainings and events.


*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 offered on a sliding scale that starts at $0.  Donations welcome for services whenever possible.  Please call (802) 224-7100 for an appointment. 250 Main St, Suite 302, Montpelier info@vtherbcenter.org   http://www.vtherbcenter.org/

*FREE WOMEN'S HEALTH CLINICS Includes physical exam, pap test, breast and pelvic exams, health education, and information about assistance programs and affordable health insurance.  By appointment only, 802-479-1229, at People’s Health & Wellness Clinic, 533 N. Main St, Barre.  Sponsored by CVMC, PHWC, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  These special clinics take place every other month, but these services are available at anytime at PHWC. http://www.phwcvt.org/ (If you're not able to come in this day, these services can be provided at other times)  Upcoming 2013 free clinic dates: Thurs Nov 14th 5:30–8:30pm & Wed Dec 11th 9am-1pm.

*GROUP ACUPUNCTURE AT INTEGRATIVE ACUPUNCTURE AND ORIENTAL MEDICINE Thursday evenings.  Sessions begin at 6pm and patients will be treated on a first come first served basis.  All treatments conclude at 8pm.  The cost is $10 per treatment.  There is no need to book an appointment, walk ins are welcomed.  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.  We are currently looking for volunteers to assist us with this project.  Volunteers will help with checking in patients and answering questions.  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 $15-40 per session. We are committed to making acupuncture accessible to everyone.  Pay what you can afford. 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 (where Yoga Mt used to be). Open: Mon and Wed 2-7pm, Tues and Fri 9am-1pm. 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: Every Thurs 1-4pm, 58 East State Street, Suite 3, Montpelier, VT 802-371-6222. Individual appointments can be arranged for those who cannot attend our Thursday hours, please call for details. There are testing sites in: Burlington, Rutland, & St. Johnsbury (where you can also get clean needles ) http://www.vtcares.org/  peter@vtcares.org For other needle exchanges in VT see http://healthvermont.gov/prevent/hepatitis_c/clean_needles.aspx   1-800-649-2437

Reiki is one of the more widely known forms of energy therapy.  It is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation in which a trained practitioner places her or his hands on or above the recipient and energy flows through the hands.  The recipient remains fully clothed and awake during this process.  Reiki can be used to complement any type of medical treatment and anyone may benefit.  Everyone is seen on a first-come, first-served basis, and signs up for 30 minute time slots.  Registration not required.  More more info contact Sylvia Gaboriault at 249-1218 or Gaboriaults@myfairpoint.net.  Cost is $10.  Upcoming Saturdays for 2013: Feb 9, Mar 9, April 13 10am-noon. 41 Main St (Suite One), Montpelier


*RU12? COMMUNITY CENTER 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://compose/?to=thecenter@ru12.org http://www.ru12.org/events.html  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://outrightvt.org/wordpress/ 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.
-Tulsi Tea Room/Grian Apothecary bathroom (34 Elm St. Montpelier, VT 05602 802-223-0043 Tues-Sat 10am-6:30pm) 
-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)
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.


*THE NORTHEAST RADICAL HEALTHCARE NETWORK (aka Radherb) is a decentralized network of people: community healthcare providers, family herbalists, medicine makers, healthcare educators, gardeners, wildcrafters, community organizers, writers, practitioners, midwives, caregivers, nurses, medics, advocates and more, dedicated to health justice.  For more information, visit the Radherb website.  The Radherb listserve is a direct means of communication between people participating in and organizing different community health projects. It is a resource to facilitate discussions, announce projects and events, and help us to utilize the network as a tool for community organizing. If you'd like to be added to this list, let us know.

*TRANSNATURAL LISTSERVE: A community resource for information about herbs, nutrition, and holistic health for trans/genderqueer folks and those who love them.  (No advice on this site is given as doctor's prescription. We highly recommend working with a holistic practitioner. See resources) To subscribe, please email: transnatural-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

*DIRT ROAD QUEERS: is a list for sharing resources, upcoming events, ideas and other information related to queer mental and medical health care in New England. This list is an open information network for queers in rural areas throughout New England to share ideas and build infrastructure to help us care for ourselves and our community. Users of this list, please respect individual autonomy in folks' choices around outing themselves (or not) in rural communities.  More info here.


*THE BRIDGE: Central Vermont's free, independent and local newspaper. Vermont College of Fine Arts campus, basement of Schulmaier Hall  802-223-5112 http://www.montpelierbridge.com/

*VERMONT CENTER FOR INTEGRATIVE HERBALISM 250 Main Street Suite 302, Montpelier, VT 05602  802-224-7100 info@vtherbcenter.org   http://www.vtherbcenter.org/ 

*WISDOM OF THE HERBS SCHOOL 1005 County Road, East Calais, VT 05650 802-456-8122 annie@wisdomoftheherbsschool.com   http://www.wisdomoftheherbsschool.com/

*HUNGER MOUNTAIN COOP 623 Stonecutters Way, Montpelier, VT. Krystal or Robyn 802-223-8000 info@hungermountain.com  http://www.hungermountain.com/

*COMMUNITY YOGA CLASS This class is an opportunity for new teachers to practice teaching or for seasoned teachers to offer their skills at a reduced rate.  It is our gift to the community. Expect a Level I (moderate class) and feel free to come and move at your own pace in a supportive atmosphere.  $5-$10 donation.  Yoga Mountain, 7 Main Street, Second floor, Montpelier, VT 802-223-5302  http://www.yogamountaincenter.com/

*FREE ONLINE UNIVERSITY CLASSES  Coursera.org Sign up for free online courses from around the world in a wide range of topics and in multiple languages.  Physiology, Global Health, Latin American Culture, Climate Change, Art, Music, and more!


*GRIAN APOTHECARY (formerly Green Mountain Medicinals) offers bulk dried medicinal and culinary herbs including locally grown and wildcrafted herbs, as well as tinctures, containers, and books.  The Tulsi Tea Room offers teas, treats, and workshops!  Open Tues-Sat.  34 Elm St. Montpelier, VT 05602 802-223-0043

*THE PLAINFIELD COOP offers a fabulous variety of bulk dried medicinal and culinary herbs ~including locally grown~ and bulk oils. 153 Main St. Plainfield, VT 802-454-8579 http://www.plainfieldcoop.com/  info@plainfieldcoop.com

*HUNGER MOUNTAIN COOP carries dried and fresh medicinal and culinary herbs.  623 Stonecutter’s Way, Montpelier, VT 05602 802-223-8000 http://www.hungermountain.com/   mailto:info@hungermountain.com?subject=Feedback%20from%20HMC%20Website

*DANDELIONESS HERBALS PRODUCT LIST for sliding-scale remedies.  Check out the DandelionessHerbals online Etsy shop for in-depth description.  dandelionessherbals@yahoo.com Dandelioness Herbals Facebook page

http://www.mandalabotanicalsvt.com/  mandalabotanicals@gmail.com 

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!

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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