Vermont has clinics across the state that provide free or low-cost services to qualifying Vermont residents. Look at these options to find a health center or clinic near you.
1. Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) are health care practices that offer primary care and preventative services. They provide services even if you don’t have health insurance or you can’t pay the full cost. At a FQHC, the price you pay is on a sliding scale. That means that the cost is based on your income. Follow this link to see a list of Federally Qualified Health Centers in Vermont.
2. Vermont’s Free & Referral Clinics (VFRC) is a group of five free primary health and dental care clinics, and four health care referral clinics. The group used to be called the Vermont Coalition of Clinics for the Uninsured (VCCU). If you are a Vermonter who doesn’t have insurance or doesn’t have a lot of coverage, you can contact them to ask for help. Follow this link to see a list of the VFRC health clinics.
3. Local hospitals may have primary care practices connected to the hospital. In some cases, the hospital’s patient financial assistance policy will cover care at the connected primary care practice. To look at your local hospital’s patient financial assistance policy, go to this page on the Department of Health website. Scroll down to “Hospital Discount and Free Policy Information.”
4. Planned Parenthood has locations throughout the state. They offer general health care, as well as sexual and reproductive health care. They have a sliding scale payment system. Visit the Planned Parenthood website to find a clinic near you.