Women's Health

Got questions about your legal rights? The Vermont Commission on Women's handbook, The Legal Rights of Women in Vermont might provide answers. Chapters include: Adoption, Guardianship and Emancipated Minors; Consumer Protection and Fair Credit; Domestic Relations; Education; Employment Rights; Housing and Property Rights; Immigration; Insurance; Name Changes; Public Accommodations; Public Assistance and Government Benefits; Reproductive Rights; Violence Against Women and Children; and Wills, Probate Court, and Advanced Directives.

NEW: COVID-19 information sources: 

Vermont Health Department Vermont State Government

Centers for Disease Control Federal Government

World Health Organization United Nations


This Lifeline connects callers to a crisis center in the Lifeline network closest to their location. Callers hear hold music while the call is being routed and then are helped by a skilled, trained crisis worker who listens to problems and also informs callers about mental health services in their area. All calls are confidential and free.


Trevor Lifeline provides suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.

VETERANS CRISIS:  (800) 273-8255, press 1 OR

Confidential Chat: VeteransCrisisLine.net or text to 838255
















Bi-State Primary Care Association


Bi-State Primary Care Association (Bi-State) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan charitable organization with a broad membership of thirty-four organizations in Vermont and New Hampshire that provide and/or support community-based primary health care services. A “voice” for the medically underserved, Bi-State members include community health centers, rural health clinics, private and hospital-supported primary care practices, community action programs, health care for the homeless programs, area health education centers, clinics for the uninsured, and social service agencies. Bi-State works with federal, state, and regional health policy organizations and policymakers, foundations, and payers to develop strategies, policies, and programs that promote and sustain community-based, primary health care services. With offices in New Hampshire and Vermont, Bi-State provides advocacy, technical assistance, education and training, networking opportunities, and resource and information services.

Women’s Preventive Services Initiative Well-Woman Chart


Developed by Women's Preventive Services Initiative, a federally supported collaborative program led by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Well-Woman Chart provides women information about preventive health care services recommended for their age group.  The Well-Woman Chart is updated each year and available in both interactive or print versions. Women can use it to prepare for their annual checkup appointment, knowing what health screenings they may need and gathering questions they might want to ask their doctor.

Economic Services Division

Agency of Human Services, Department of Children and Families
(800) 479-6151 / (800) 642-5119 (Senior Helpline for Vermonters 65+)

Offers economic assistance to eligible Vermonters through many programs, including:


MyBenefits is the official State of Vermont website for public benefits such as food stamps (called 3SquaresVT), Essential Person, Fuel Assistance, and Reach Up.

Choices for Care - (800) 479-6151

Choices for Care is Vermont's Long-Term Care Medicaid Program.  It helps eligible Vermonters pay for long-term care services in the setting of their choice.

Essential Person - (800) 479-6151

The Essential Person Program helps people who are blind, have a disability, or are 65 years of age or older stay in their homes by contributing to the cost of having someone live with them to provide essential care.  Call Vermont's Senior Helpline at (800) 642-5119 to get answers to your questions and help applying. An outreach worker can come to your home to help you fill out an application.

Medicaid for the Aged, Blind or Disabled (MABD) - (800) 250-8427

Medicaid for individuals who are applying based on being age 65 or older, blind, or disabled.

Prescription Assistance - (800) 250-8427

Prescription Assistance helps eligible Vermonters pay for prescription medicines. There are currently two programs: Healthy Vermonters whcih provides a discount on prescription medicines with no monthly premiums, and VPharm which helps pay for prescription medicines with affordable monthly premiums.

Vermont Health Connect - (855) 899-9600

Vermont Health Connect is administered by the Department of Vermont Health Access, part of the State of Vermont's Agency of Human Services. Vermont Health Connect administers health care insurance plans in Vermont, including: Dr. Dynasaur; Medicaid for individuals who are not blind, disabled, or age 65 or older; and private health insurance plans, with and without tax credits or subsidies.

You First Program

Vermont Department of Health
P.O. Box 70, Drawer 38 (LF)
Burlington, VT 054020070
(800) 508-2222
TTY/TDD: Dial 711 first

You First (formerly Ladies First) offers personalized support to pay for and connect eligible Vermonters to breast, cervical and heart screenings, diagnostic tests and heart healthy lifestyle programs. Members can get free memberships to WW® (Weight Watchers), TOPS® and local gyms, farmers’ market coupons, state park passes and more.

Medicare Hotline

(800) 633-4227

For general Medicare information, ordering Medicare booklets, and information about health plans.

National Women’s Health Network

1413 K Street NW, 4th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 682-2640
202-347-1140 / 202-628-7814

Founded to give women a greater voice in the health care system in the United States, the National Women’s Health Network is a non-profit, national public interest membership organization dedicated exclusively to women’s health. The Network advocates for better federal Policy on women’s health and provides women with information and resources to assist them in making better health care decisions.

Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities of the Vermont Department of Health

108 Cherry Street
PO Box 70
Burlington, VT 05402
(802) 863-7273

Serving the ALANA, LGBT, refugee and immigrant populations of Vermont.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health

Information and news on women's health.

Vermont Department of Financial Regulation

89 Main St
Montpelier, VT 05620-3101
800-631-7788 / (802) 828-3301

Operates the Health Care Administration’s toll-free help line for Vermonters who need to talk to someone about health insurance, managed care plans, or health care services received.

Vermont Department of Health

108 Cherry Street
Burlington, VT 05402
(802) 863-7200 / 800-464-4343

The Vermont State Department of Health website has information on children & families, diseases & prevention, community public health, healthcare professionals, health research data & records, substance abuse prevention & treatment, emergency response, and healthy environments. There are 12 district offices:

McFarland Office Building
5 Perry Street, Suite 250
Barre, VT 05641-4272
(802) 479-4200 / (888) 253-8786

324 Main Street, Suite 2
Bennington, VT 05201-1944
(802) 447-3531 / (800) 637-7347

232 Main Street, Suite 3
Brattleboro, VT 05301-2881
(802) 257-2880 / (888) 253-8805

108 Cherry Street, Suite 102
Burlington, VT 05401-9962
(802) 863-7323 / (888) 253-8803

156 South Village Green, Suite 102
Middlebury, VT 05753
(802) 388-4644 / (888) 253-8804

63 Professional Drive, Suite 1
Morrisville, VT 05661
(802) 888-7447 / (888) 253-8798

100 Main Street, Suite 220
Newport, VT 05855
(802) 334-6707 / (800) 952-2945

300 Asa Bloomer State Office Building
88 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT 05701
(802) 786-5811 / (888) 253-8802

St. Albans
27 Federal Street, Suite 201
St. Albans, VT 05478
(802) 524-7970 / (888) 253-8801

St. Johnsbury
107 Eastern Avenue, Suite 9
St. Johnsbury, VT 058192638
(802) 748-5151 / (800) 952-2936

100 Mineral Street, Suite 104
Springfield, VT 05156
Phone: (802) 885-5778 / (888) 296-8151

White River Junction
118 Prospect St., Suite 300
White River Junction, VT 05001
(802) 295-8820 / (888) 253-8799

Vermont Legal Aid

Health Care Advocate Program
264 North Winooski Avenue
PO Box 1367
Burlington, Vermont 05402
(800) 917-7787

Advocates for individual Vermonters with problems in access to medical care, access to insurance, and billing problems.

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
103 South Main Street
Weeks Building
Waterbury, VT 05671-1601
(802) 241-2401

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program assists residents of nursing homes and residential care homes and advocates on their behalf. The goal of the Ombudsman is to protect the safety, welfare, and rights of long term care residents while supporting the independence of each resident. Ombudsman staff help individuals resolve complaints about their care, services and issues that impact their quality of life.

Women’s Health Resource Center

On the Mall
Lebanon, NH 03766
(603) 650-2600

A program of Women’s Health for Life at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. The Women’s Health Resource Center seeks to enhance the level of women’s physical and mental health by providing information, advocacy and support. The Center offers programs and services including free lectures, a free newsletter, lending library, classes and workshops, annual women’s health fair, support groups, referral and advocacy services and a scholarship program.


Kelly Mom


KellyMom.com's goal is to provide support & evidence-based information on breastfeeding, sleep and parenting. The founder is the mother of three lovely children, and is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).

La Leche League

La Leche League International is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing support, encouragement, information, and education to women who choose to breastfeed. La Leche League supports mothers from pregnancy through weaning, and everything in between on the phone, by e-mail and during free monthly group meetings.

La Leche League of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont offers groups in Montpelier, Middlebury, Woodstock, Rutland, Essex Junction, Burlington, and St. Johnsbury.  

La Leche League of Maine and New Hampshire offers groups in Claremont and in the Upper Valley.

Office on Women’s Health

(800) 994-9662

Operates a health helpline at (800) 994-9662 which provides accurate, evidence-based information on breastfeeding management.

Standford University School of Medicine


This website offers information including videos and checklists about breastfeeding and other related subjects. 

Vermont Department of Health’s Breastfeeding Home Page


This Vermont Department of Health resource provides information about the benefits of breastfeeding, lists of local resources, information on state and federal laws protecting nursing mothers returning to the workplace, incentive programs and information about free assistance for Vermont businesses establishing worksite lactation programs.

Vermont Commission on Women's publication Nursing Moms (PDF file, 1202 KB)
Employers and employees: find out more about the needs and rights of moms returning to work.


American Cancer Soceity


Familial Cancer Program of Vermont Cancer Center

University of Vermont Cancer Center
The Courtyard at Given
4th Floor North
89 Beaumont Avenue
Burlington, VT 05405
(802) 847-8400 (clinical info) / (802) 656-4414 (administrative info)

The physicians, scientists, caregivers and staff at the University of Vermont Cancer Center are dedicated to advancing the prevention, detection, treatment, and survivorship of cancer by providing state-of-the art cancer diagnosis and treatment, delivering compassionate cancer care, providing education to patients and the community, and advancing innovative research from the laboratory to the patient.

The Hicks Foundation

124 Saint Peter Street
Winooski, VT 05404
(802) 373-6597

The Hicks Foundation is a non-profit that works to eradicate cervical cancer through education, advocacy & medical resources. We host annual free screening days across the state of Vermont and host a traveling community education program to help arm women and girls with tools to prevent HPV and cervical cancer.

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition


Raises awareness of ovarian cancer symptoms through education, also offers support and healthcare referral.


Community Health Center of Burlington's Dental Center

617 Riverside Avenue
Burlington VT 05401
(802) 652-1050

CHCB’s Dental Center is the only Federally Qualified Health Center Dental Program serving Chittenden County and southern Grand Isle County.  With dentists and a large support staff, they care for all ages, including a School-Based Dental Center and offer a full complement of preventive and restorative care.  Dental services are available on a Sliding-Fee Scale to income-eligible, and/or uninsured residents.  They welcome Medicaid and private employer-based insurance for adults and children. For low-income, uninsured community residents with dental emergencies, they also accept state general assistance vouchers.

Good Neighbor Health Clinic - Red Logan Dental Clinic

70 North Main Street
White River Junction, VT 05001
(802) 295-7573

Must be referred through the Good Neighbor Health Clinic.

Northern Counties Health Center - Dental Centers


Northern Counties Health Care, Inc. (NCHC) Dental Centers provide high quality, state of the art family dentistry at an affordable cost to the residents of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.  The Dental Centers offer a Sliding-Fee Scale Program and a Self-Pay Discount.

Island Pond Health and Dental Center
82 Maple Street
Island Pond, VT 05846
(802) 723-4300

Northern Counties Dental Center
151 North Main Street
Hardwick, VT 05843
(802) 472-2260

Rutland Free Clinic's Dental Clinic

145 State Street
Rutland, VT 05701
(802) 775-1360

Staffed by volunteer professionals, they provide medical and dental care to uninsured adults whose income is not more than 200% of the federal poverty level. They also offer care to adults who are underinsured, having catastrophic health insurance with at least an annual $10,000+ deductible.


Vermont Coalition of Clinics for the Uninsured (VCCU)

PO Box 113
Burlington VT 05402
Phone: (802) 448-4280

Formed in 1995, the VCCU is a group of free primary health care clinics and dental clinics. The VCCU clinics are dedicated to providing health care to the uninsured or underinsured whose household incomes fall below 200% of the federal poverty line. The clinics are supported by local fund raising, patient donations, private foundations and the State of Vermont.

Bennington Free Clinic

601 Main Street
Bennington, VT 05201
(802) 447-3700

Community Health Centers of Burlington

617 Riverside Ave.
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 864-6309

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 care with respect and compassion and with a commitment to serving people regardless of financial status or life circumstance.  They have multiple locations in Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties, offering health, dental, and mental health services.

Pearl Street Youth Health Center

179 Pearl Street
Burlington, Vermont

This CHCB site offers walk-in and scheduled medical and patient counseling appointments for teens and young adults through age 25, and special services for at-risk youth, homeless teens, and young adults.

Good Neighbor Health Clinic

70 North Main Street
White River Junction, VT 05001
(802) 295-1868

The Health Assistance Program at UVM Medical Center

Community Health Improvement
128 N. Lakeside Ave, Suite 106, Burlington
(802) 847-6984

Health Connections at Gifford Medical Center, Randolph

38 South Main Street
Randolph, VT 05060
(802) 728-2323

The Open Door Clinic

(802) 388-0137

Middlebury Office
100 Porter Drive
Middlebury, VT 05753

Vergennes Office
10 North St
Vergennes, VT  05491

People’s Health and Wellness Clinic

553 North Main Street, #5
Barre, VT 05641
(802) 479-1229

Putney Community Health Connections

54 Kimball Hill, 2nd floor
Putney, VT 05346
(802) 387-2120

Rutland Free Clinic

145 State Street
Rutland, VT 05701
(802) 775-1360

Valley Health Connections

268 River Street
Springfield, VT 05156
(802) 885-1616

Windsor Community Clinic

Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center
289 County Road
Windsor, VT 05089
(802) 674-7213


Federally Qualified Health Centers


Nonprofit Community Health Centers (Federally Qualified Health Centers, rural health centers, free clinics, and critical access hospitals) provide access to primary medical, oral, mental and behavioral health care to all within their service area.


Addison County Home Health and Hospice

P.O. Box 754
Route 7
Middlebury, VT 05753
(802) 338-7259 / (800) 639-1521

A non-profit organization dedicated to providing high quality, comprehensive community health care to residents of Addison County.


ADA information for persons with AIDS - Questions and Answers: The Americans with Disabilities Act and Persons with HIV/AIDS (HTML)

A publication explaining the rights of persons with HIV/AIDS under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the requirements of the ADA for employers, businesses and non-profit agencies that serve the public, and State and local governments to avoid discriminating against persons with HIV/AIDS (June 2012).

AIDS Project of Southern Vermont

(802) 254-4444

The AIDS Project of Southern Vermont is a regional AIDS service organization providing direct services to people living with HIV/AIDS, and HIV prevention services to those at most risk in Windham, Bennington, and southern Windsor counties. All services of the AIDS Project of Southern Vermont are free and confidential. We are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS. To this end, we provide: case management, benefits advocacy, financial assistance, and food programs.

Brattleboro Office
15 Grove Street
PO Box 1486
Brattleboro, Vermont 05302
(802) 254-8263

Bennington Office
324 Main Street
PO Box 4264
Bennington, VT 05201
(802) 447-8007

HIV/AIDS Comprehensive Care Clinic at the University of Vermont Medical Center

(800) 358-1144 ext. 4594

The Comprehensive Care Clinics comprise a four-clinic program dedicated to providing state-of-the-art treatment for all stages of HIV/AIDS as well as primary and specialty care to persons living with HIV/AIDS throughout Vermont. All services are confidential and the first visit is free. Services include: free HIV testing, prevention counseling, confidential services and state-of-the-art medical care.

Vermont HIV / AIDS Comprehensive Care Clinics are located at:

UVM Medical Center's Medical Center Campus, Burlington (802) 847-4594

Rutland Regional Medical Center, Rutland (802) 747-3700

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Brattleboro (802) 257-8860

Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, St. Johnsbury (802) 748-8141

HIV/AIDS & STD Program Office

Vermont Department of Health
108 Cherry Street
Burlington, VT 05402
(800) 882-2437 / (802) 863-7245

Provides services such as the Early Intervention Program, the Vermont Medication Assistance Program, the HIV Dental Care Assistance Program, the HIV Continuous Assistance Program, HIV/AIDS HRSA Part B Support, and prevention services and information regarding HIV/AIDS & STDs.

Twin State Women’s Network (TSWN)

P.O. Box 75
Williamstown, Vermont 05679
(802) 477-3264

TSWN is a peer support network for women and families living with HIV and/or chronic hepatitis in Vermont and New Hampshire.

Vermont CARES (Committee for AIDS Resources, Education and Services)

(800) 649-2437

Vermont CARES works for and with Vermonters affected by HIV/AIDS to promote wellbeing through a continuum of prevention, support, and advocacy services.

Burlington Office
187 Saint Paul Street
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 863-2437 / (800) 649-2437

HIV+ services, housing, prevention, testing, education, administration, and fundraising

Montpelier Office
29 Main St., Suite 14
Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 371-6222

HIV+ services, prevention, testing, education, and statehouse advocacy

Rutland Office
1 Scale Avenue, Howe Center, Bldg #3, Room #310
Rutland, VT
(802) 775-5884

HIV+ services, prevention, testing, and education

St. Johnsbury Office
1091 Hospital Drive, Suite 1
Saint Johnsbury, VT 05819
(802) 748-9061

HIV+ services, syringe exchange, testing - including walk-in, education, and prevention

Vermont People With Aids Coalition

73 Main Street, Suite 401
PO Box 11
Montpelier, Vermont 05601
(802) 229-5754 / 800-698-8792

The Vermont People with AIDS Coalition is a community of peers who seek to improve the quality of life for people living with HIV and AIDS through mutual support and empowerment, exchange of information, and advocacy; by being a watchful member of the team of AIDS organizations around the state; and by serving as a unified voice of the HIV+ community.  They are guided by the belief in the importance of inclusiveness in membership and activities.


American Association of Suicidology's Warning Signs of Suicide: suicidology.org/resources/warning-signs
Centers for Disease Control's Suicide Facts: cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/suicide_factsheet-a.pdf

Agency of Human Services, Department of Mental Health

Listing of Mental Health Agencies in Vermont:mentalhealth.vermont.gov/DAlist

Clara Martin Center

11 Main Street
Randolph, VT 05060-0167
(802) 728-4466 / 24-hour emergency service: (800) 639-6360

Clara Martin Center is a community based, non-profit organization that provides acute and long-term behavioral health care services.  Programs serve children and families, and individuals coping with behavioral challenges, emotional stress, mental illness, alcohol and other drug problems.  Services are confidential and include, (but are not limited to), counseling, psychiatric services, consultations, short term crisis intervention, education for families related to emotional and behavioral challenges, evaluations, respite care, housing, assistance in obtaining disability benefits, help with finding and keeping employment, outreach and home-based services, alcohol and drug treatment, a walk-in clinic and a 24 hour emergency service system. Clara Martin has locations in Randolph, Bradford, Chelsea, White River Junction, and Wilder.

Community Health Centers of Burlington

617 Riverside Ave.
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 864-6309

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 care with respect and compassion and with a commitment to serving people regardless of financial status or life circumstance.  They have multiple locations in Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties, offering health, dental, and mental health services.

Counseling Service of Addison County: Mental Health, Developmental and Substance Abuse Services

89 Main Street
Middlebury, VT 05753
(802) 388-6751 / 24-hour emergency service: (802) 388-7641

The Counseling Service of Addison County (CSAC) is a community mental health center located in Middlebury, Vermont that offers a wide range of professional mental health and developmental services designed to to meet the needs of those seeking help. Using a multi- disciplinary approach, they draw on the expertise of staff trained in developmental services, addiction recovery treatment, psychiatry, mental health counseling, social work, family and child therapy, and employment support.

(Mental Health) Crisis Text Line™ a service of the Vermont Department of Mental Health and the national organization Crisis Text Line

Text with the letters “VT” to 741741

Vermonters experiencing a mental health crisis can use this free* 24 hours a day seven days a week support service, providing access via text messaging to trained Crisis Counselors at the moment help and support are needed.  How Crisis Text Line™ works:
· The person in crisis or needing support sends a text with the letters “VT” to 741741
· Within 5 minutes the person in crisis or needing support will get an automated text and then a response from a trained Crisis Counselor through a secure platform
· The counselor will stay in text communication until the crisis is abated and there is a plan for next steps
· If there is immediate danger, the counselor can work with local resources to get supports to the person in crisis
· The counselors are not therapists, but are trained to help with active listening that is empathetic, understanding and respectful
· Crisis Text Line is a secure service. No private information is shared, and will not show up on cell phone bill*
*for Verizon, AT&T, Sprint or T-Mobile carriers; all others carriers may charge rates

Healthcare and Rehabilitation Services (HCRS)

(888) 888-5144 / 800-622-4235 (emergency)
First Stop for Children’s Services: (855) 220-9428

HCRS promotes prevention and early intervention, supporting overall health and wellness for clients through collaborations with primary care, health coaching, Wellness Recovery Action Planning, and efforts to support the whole person. They offer Emergency Services, a Children, Youth, and Family Program, Adult Outpatient and Substance Abuse Program, Community Rehabilitation and Treatment Program, Developmental Services Program, and Residential Services.

Springfield Regional Office (Agency Headquarters)
(802) 886-4500
390 River Street
Springfield, VT 05156

Brattleboro Regional Offices
(802) 254-6028
51 Fairview Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301

Brattleboro Developmental Services

Bellows Falls Office
(802) 463-3947
One Hospital Court, Suite 410
Bellows Falls, VT 05101

Windsor Office
(802) 674-2539
14 River Street
Windsor, VT 05089

Hartford Regional Office
(802) 295-3031
49 School Street
Hartford, VT 05047

The Howard Center

208 Flynn Avenue, Suite 3J
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 488-6000 / (802) 488-6001 (TTY)

Provides comprehensive mental health, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, and child and family treatment services.

Lamoille County Mental Health

72 Harrel Street
Morrisville, VT 05661
(802) 888-5026
Emergency: (802) 888-4231

Lamoille County Mental Health Services is one of the designated agencies in Vermont that is charged with the responsibility of providing comprehensive community mental health, developmental and related services to the citizens of Lamoille Valley. Services include individual, family and group therapy, medication therapy and support, emergency and crisis support, developmental, day treatment, housing, vocational, and outreach services to individuals, families and schools.

Northeastern Family Institute

30 Airport Road
South Burlington, VT 05403
(802) 658-0040
24-Hour Emergency: 1-802-657-8890

Northeast Kingdom Human Services


Northeast Kingdom Human Services provides services including Children, Youth, and Families, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Developmental/Intellectual Services, and Community Rehabilitation and Treatement.

Derby Office
181 Crawford Road
Derby, Vermont
(802) 334-6744
24-Hour Emergency: (800) 696-4979

St. Johnsbury Office
2225 Portland Street
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
(802) 748-3181
24-Hour Emergency: (800) 649-0118

Northwestern Counseling and Support Services

107 Fisher Pond Road
St. Albans, VT 05478
(802) 524-6554
24-Hour Emergency: (802) 524-6554

Northwestern Counseling & Support Services, is a private, non-profit, human services agency serving Franklin and Grand Isle Counties. NCSS provides intervention and support to children, adolescents, and adults with emotional and behavioral problems, mental illness and developmental disabilities.

Rutland Mental Health Services at the Community Care Network

78 South Main Street
PO Box 222
Rutland, VT 05701
(802) 775-2381
24-hour emergency service: (802) 775-1000

A mental health resource, offering mental health services to adults, children and familieis, seniors, and individuals with developmental disabiltieis.

United Counseling Service of Bennington County, Inc.


United Counseling Service of Bennington Country (UCS) is the designated agency for community mental health and developmental services in Bennington County.  UCS has worked to provide Bennington County with nationally recognized community-based services for children, adults, families, and seniors with the goal of helping people improve their quality of life.  Also offers support groups.

Bennington Office
100 Ledge Hill Drive
Bennington, VT 05201
(802) 442-549124-
24-hour emergency service: (802) 442-5491

Provides outpatient mental health & counseling, psychiatry, substance abuse treatment, youth & family services, big brothers big sisters, administration, developmental services, infant and toddler center.

Manchester Office
Stephen C. Lundy Building
5312 Main Street
Manchester, VT 05255
24-hour emergency service: (802) 362-3950

Outpatient Mental Health & Counseling, Psychiatry, Substance Abuse Treatment, Youth & Family Services, Head Start, Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Washington County Mental Health Services, Inc.

885 South Barre Road
South Barre, VT 05670
(802) 229-1399
24-Hour Emergency: (802) 229-0591

Washington County Mental Health Services (WCMHS) is designated by Vermont Statute to provide a wide variety of support and treatment opportunities for children, adolescents, families, and adults living with the challenges of mental illness, emotional and behavioral issues, and developmental disabilities. These services are both office and community-based through outreach. The range of services offered includes prevention and wellness, assessment and stabilization, and 24 hours a day, 7 days a week emergency response.


Dartmouth Hitchcock Mental Health Hotline 
(800) 556-6249
Disability Rights Vermont

141 Main Street, Suite 7
Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 229-1355 / (800) 834-7890

Disability Rights Vermont is a statewide agency dedicated to advancing the rights of people with disabilities and mental health issues. They are separate and independent from all state agencies, hospitals, and community mental health centers. They work towards a system that honors the dignity and needs of all people with disabilities. They support human and civil rights by investigating complaints of abuse and neglect (physical or sexual assault, verbal & physical abuse, restraint and seclusion, forced treatment, and harassment); and complaints of violations of individual rights (the right to refuse treatment, right to privacy, access to medical records, confidentiality, etc.). They offer: Information, support, referrals to other agencies and services, assistance preparing a durable power of attorney for health care (legal document stating treatment wishes in case an individual becomes unable to make health care decisions), advocacy and legal representation.

GLBT National Health Center National Hotline


GLBT National Youth Talkline

(800)-246-PRIDE (7743)
Online Peer Support Chat: glnh.org/

Telephone volunteers speak with teens and young adults up to age 25 about coming-out issues, relationship concerns, parent issues, school problems, HIV/AIDS, anxiety and more.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI-VT)

600 Blair Park, Ste. 301
Williston, VT 05495
(802) 876-7949 / (800) 639-6480

NAMI Vermont supports, educates and advocates so that all communities, families, and individuals affected by mental illness can build better lives. NAMI Vermont is a statewide volunteer organization comprised of family members, friends, and individuals living with a mental illness.  They support education, research, and other efforts to reduce stigma and discrimination against consumers of mental health services and their families.

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

Helpline: (630) 577-1330

The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, Inc. (ANAD) is a non-profit (501 c 3) organization working in the areas of support, awareness, advocacy, referral, education, and prevention.

National Eating Disorders Association

Helpline: (800) 931-2237
Crisis text line: text "NEDA" to 741741

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) advocates on behalf of and supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders. NEDA provides programs and services to give families the support they need to find answers for these life-threatening illnesses.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

(800) 273-8255

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-TALK (8255), the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network of more than 150 crisis centers. The Lifeline’s national network of local crisis centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night.

National Suicide Prevention Resource Center


SPRC provides technical assistance, training, and materials to increase the knowledge and expertise of suicide prevention practitioners and other professionals serving people at risk for suicide. We promote collaboration among a variety of organizations in the field of suicide prevention.

Psychology Today Therapy Directory


The therapy directory is a search tool to find therapists nearest your location. Therapy is an interpersonal treatment to help cope with conditions ranging from depression and anxiety to relationship challenges and career frustrations. The goal of therapy is to provide tools in expressing feelings, understanding thinking, and gaining perspective on a variety of life events.

Screening for Mental Health

One Washington Street, Suite 304
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
(781) 239-0071

In-person and online screening programs for depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, PTSD, eating disorder, substance abuse, and suicide prevention.

The Trevor Project

Trevor Lifeline (866) 488-7386
TrevorText - Text the word “Trevor" to (202) 304-1200

Provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, ages 13-24.

Vermont Association for Mental Health and Addiction Recovery (PEAR Vermont)

100 State Street, Suite 352
Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 223-6263


The Vermont Association for Mental Health & Addiction Recovery is a statewide information and advocacy organization that supports all paths to recovery from addiction and mental health conditions. Since 1939, we have worked to promote mental wellness in Vermont, and to be the state’s voice in education, training and community support.

Vermont Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health

600 Blair Park Rd
Williston, VT 05495
(802) 876-7021 / ( 800 ) 639-6071

The Vermont Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health exists to support families and children where a child or youth, age 0-22, is experiencing or at risk to experience emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenges. The Federation is committed to providing families needed emotional and informational support, advocating for families and children to receive needed supports and services, and promoting the creation of a full array of easily accessible, high quality, family-centered services needed on a state and local level.

Vermont Psychiatric Survivors, Inc

128 Merchants Row, Suite 606
Rutland, VT 05701
(802) 775-6834

Vermont Psychiatric Survivors, Inc. (VPS) is an independent, statewide, survivor-run organization whose primary purpose is to empower individuals, raise their self-esteem, and facilitate mutual peer support among their membership. VPS develops and supports local survivor groups and assists individual survivors with individual issues. In addition, VPS fosters leadership and develops employment opportunities, engages in advocacy to improve mental health services, and provides education about mental illness, recovery, and the service system, using outreach to members and organizations.

Vermont Suicide Prevention Center

Center for Health and Learning
28 Vernon Street Suite 319
Brattleboro VT 05301

This website features: a Hotlines list and screening tools for those at risk; information on how to provide help to someone in immediate need; research and overview history of this health problem in Vermont; resources to learn more about reducing risk.

VETERANS CRISIS HOTLINE: (800) 273-8255, press 1

Confidential Chat: VeteransCrisisLine.net
Text to 838255

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.

The Wellness Workforce Coalition

11 East State St.
Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 224-1818

The coalition is made up of 13 peer-run organizations with a shared mission to develop a strong peer workforce in Vermont.  Peer support means sharing the power of your lived experience with others to achieve mutual goals, assess options, and discover new ways of thinking and doing. It means creating a connection between two people that does not place one in the role of the helper and the other in the role of helpee. When we do this, both parties benefit, and both learn from the process.  Peer supporters offer a perspective that is as powerful as it is unique. That’s because peer supporters understand that all experiences—including traumatic ones—impact how we see the world, and how we respond to it.  Most important, peer support works! It’s extremely flexible, and can used both as an alternative or in addition to clinical psychiatric and substance abuse services. And it offers hope for a journey to well being for people while managing complex mental health and recovery pathways.


Alcoholics Anonymous in Vermont


Offers support groups and materials to recovering alcoholics.

Regional answering services:

Barre: (802) 229-5100
Bennington: (802) 447-1285
Brattleboro: (802) 257-5801
Burlington: (802) 864-1212
Dorset: (802) 362-3824
Manchester: (802) 362-2545
Middlebury: (802) 388-9284
Montpelier: (802) 229-5100
Newport: (802) 334-1213
Rutland: (802) 775-0402
Springfield: (802) 885-8281
St. Albans: (802) 741-7100
Waterbury: (802) 229-5100

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program of the Vermont Department of Health

108 Cherry Street
Burlington, VT 05402
(802) 651-1550

Healthcare and Rehabilitation Services of Southeastern Vermont (HCRS)

888-888-5144 / 800-622-4235 (emergency)

Assistance to people with developmental disabilities, mental health or substance abuse issues in southeastern Vermont.

Howard Center

208 Flynn Avenue, Suite 3J
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 488-6000

The Howard Center for Human Services offers a variety of mental health, substance abuse, family needs, and crisis resources, inlcuding the following programs:

Act 1

184 Pearl Street
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 488-6425

ACT I is a program of the Howard Center that provides 24/7/365 information, referral, screening, and assessment services for individuals of all ages who are or are suspected to be incapacitated due to alcohol or other drugs.

Maple Leaf Treatment Center

10 Maple Leaf Road
Underhill, VT 05489
(802) 899-2911 / (800) 254-5659

Maple Leaf Treatment Center offers residential treatment for addictions, on-site detoxification services available.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

Offers recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings. The group atmosphere provides help from peers and offers an ongoing support network for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle. The name, Narcotics Anonymous, is not meant to imply a focus on any particular drug; NA’s approach makes no distinction between drugs including alcohol. Membership is free, and we have no affiliation with any organizations outside of NA.

Champlain Valley Area of Narcotics Anonymous (CVANA)
P.O. Box 64714
Burlington VT 05406-4714
Helpline: (802) 862-4516 / (866) 580- 8718

Green Mountain Area Narcotics Anonymous (GMANA)
PO Box 6414
Brattleboro, VT 05302
GMA HELPLINE (802) 773-5575


Turning Point Centers

Turning Point Centers are non-profit recovery centers that provides a safe, friendly, fun, and substance free environment where all people in recovery, and their families and friends, can meet for peer-to-peer recovery support, social activities, recovery coaching, education, and advocacy.

Kingdom Recovery Center

297 Summer Street
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
(802) 751-8520 / (802) 424-1153

Turning Point Center of Addison County

228 Maple St. in the Middlebury Marble Works
P.O. Box 405
Middlebury, VT 05753

Turning Point Center of Bennington County

465 Main Street
Bennington, VT 05201
(802) 442-9700


Turning Point Center of Central Vermont

489 North Main Street
Barre, VT 05641
(802) 479-7373

Turning Point Center of Chittenden County

191 Bank Street, Suite 200
Burlington, Vermont 05401
(802) 861-3150

Turning Point Center of Franklin County

182 Lake St.
PO Box 1187
St. Albans, VT 05478

Turning Point Center of Rutland

141 State Street
Rutland, Vermont 05701
(802) 773-6010

Turning Point Center of Springfield

7 Morgan St.
Springfield, VT 05156
(802) 885-4668

Turning Point of Windham County

39 Elm St.
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 257-5600

Upper Valley Turning Point at the Second Wind Foundation

200 Olcott Dr.
Hartford, VT 05001
(802) 295-5206


University of Vermont Medical Center / DayOne Program

1 South Prospect Street
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 847-3333

DayOne, a division of the Psychiatry Service at UVM Medical Center, is an outpatient rehabilitation program for substance use disorders that provides comprehensive treatment at several levels of intensity, ranging from office-based evaluation and treatment to intensive outpatient services.  DayOne also offers an innovative treatment program to support people in successfully transitioning to primary care for medication-assisted treatment. The DayOne Suboxone Transition Program promotes stability and provides assistance during a five-week transition period from a higher level of care to office-based treatment provided by physicians at UVM Medical Center.


Hunger Free Vermont

38 Eastwood Drive, Suite 100
South Burlington, VT 05403
(802) 865-0255

Hunger Free Vermont is an education and advocacy organization with the mission to end the injustice of hunger and malnutrition for all Vermonters. Incorporated in 1993, Hunger Free Vermont is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to hunger prevention through expanding access to nutrition programs that nourish Vermont’s children and families.

Hunger Free Vermont operates programs that support a comprehensive and effective approach to addressing hunger in our state: School Meal Expansion to assist schools in establishing and expanding school breakfast and lunch programs; 3SquaresVT Outreach to improve access to and participation in 3SquaresVT (formerly the Food Stamp Program); The Learning Kitchen (formerly Cooking for Life) to empower low-income Vermonters to make healthy choices through nutrition education; Out-of-School Time Nutrition to establish and expand opportunities for children to eat nutritious snacks and meals after school hours and during the summer months; Early Childhood Nutrition Outreach to to make sure children get the nutrition they need when they are young. These initiatives, along with our advocacy and public education efforts, identify and eliminate barriers to participation in state and federal nutrition programs and respond to gaps in services.

Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

(800) 649-4357

The federal food and nutrition program WIC is designed to serve income-eligible pregnant women, women who are breastfeeding or who have a new baby, infants and children up to age 5 who are nutritionally or medically at risk. In addition to providing healthy foods, WIC provides nutrition counseling, breastfeeding support, health education, and connections to community resources. Contact your area Vermont Department of Health District office for more information:

Barre: (888) 253-8786 / (802) 479-4200

Bennington: (800) 637-7347 / (802) 447-3531

Brattleboro: (888) 253-8805 / (802) 257-2880

Burlington: (888) 253-8803 / (802) 863-7323

Middlebury: (888) 253-8804 / (802) 388-4644

Morrisville: (888) 253-8798 / (802) 888-7447

Newport: (800) 952-2945 / (802) 334-6707

Rutland: (888) 253-8802 / (802) 786-5811

St. Albans: (888) 253-8801 / (802) 524-7970

St. Johnsbury: (800) 952-2936 / (802) 748-5151

Springfield: (888) 296-8151 / (802) 885-5778

White River Junction: (888) 253-8799 / (802) 295-8820

Vermont Food Shelves and Community Meal Sites


Lists Vermont food shelves and community meal sites, as well as information on additional resources such as elderly nutrition programs (home-delivered meals and senior meals.


Feminist Women’s Health Center (FWHC)


The FWHC is a non-profit organization that works to keep abortion safe and legal, educates women about reproductive health, directs women to appropriate resources and helps women with limited financial resources. It also operates three clinics in the U.S.

Good Beginnings

Good Beginnings of Central Vermont
174 River St.
Montpelier, VT 05602

Good Beginnings of the Upper Valley
93 South Main Street
P.O. Box 5054
West Lebanon, NH 03784
(603) 298-9524

The concept behind the Good Beginnings home visiting program is simple and powerful: Any family with a new baby can use a helping hand. Good Beginnings is a free home-visitor program that relies on trained volunteers to offer support to every family with a new baby. Good Beginnings volunteers - like a good friend or neighbor - offer the kind of flexible support that can make a family's first months with a new baby healthier and less stressful. Just as important, Good Beginnings is about celebrating this amazing and joyous experience.

The Lund Family Center

76 Glen Road
P.O. Box 4009
Burlington, VT 05406-4009
(802) 864-7467 / 800-639-1741

Lund’s services ‘wrap around’ the whole family to provide services to parents, children, and sometimes, other family members as well. We support you in addressing all the challenges you face, and our programs work together to make sure that families are empowered to become happy, stable, and self sufficient.  Programs include:

Adoption: We are a full-service adoption agency, coordinating both infant adoption and adoption of older children in foster care; life-long family support services; counseling for pregnant women and birthfathers; and services for adoptees, adoptive families and birthparents seeking information and connection.

Education: We offer high school completion and 5 STAR-rated early childhood education programs, so that both mom and child can have a strong educational foundation.

Residential Treatment: We provide residential treatment for substance abuse and mental health issues for pregnant and parenting women — the only place in Vermont where moms can receive treatment while living with their children.

Outpatient Treatment: We offer substance abuse treatment for young parents in the community, including Medication-Assisted Treatment as part of Vermont’s Hub and Spoke treatment system.

Screening and Assessment: We perform comprehensive screening and assessment services for parental substance abuse in families where child welfare is a concern.

Family Support Services: These include parenting education; transitional housing; developmental screening for children; job training; case management; counseling for incarcerated mothers, their children and caregivers in the community; and supervised visitation for non-custodial parents.

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England
Administrative Headquarters|VT Program Support Department
784 Hercules Drive, Suite 110
Colchester, VT 05446
(802) 448-9700
Make an appointment: 800-230-PLAN

PPNNE offers confidential health services including:
-Help enrolling in health insurance
-Abortion services (at select sites only)
-Birth control on site, or by mail
-Immunizations including HPV and the flu
-Emergency contraception (The Morning After Pill or Plan B)
-Follow up services for abnormal Pap tests and HPV
-Trans-inclusive health care including hormone therapy
-Cervical, breast, colorectal, and other cancer screenings
-Preconception education and prenatal referrals
-Pregnancy testing and options education
-UTI testing and treatment
-Rapid HIV Testing, with results in minutes
-PrEP, PEP and prescriptions for Truvada
-Miscarriage care
-STD testing and treatment
-Well Person check ups
-Basic infertility workup and referrals
-Smoking cessation support
-Men's reproductive health care services, including treatment for erectile dysfunction

PPNNE's Access Plan: Vermonters who qualify may receive services like birth control, annual exams, STI testing and treatments and other sexual health services for free. To inquire or enroll, call (866) 476-1321.

90 Washington Street
Barre, VT 05641
(802) 476-6696

402 Canal Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 257-0534

183 St. Paul Street
Burlington, VT 0540
(802) 863-6326

6 Roberts Ave
Rutland, VT 05701
(802) 775-2333

St. Johnsbury
501 Portland Street
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
(802) 751-7821

White River Junction
79 South Main Street
White River Junction, VT 05001
(802) 281-6056

75 Talcott Road, Suite 10
Williston, VT 05495
(802) 879-4800

Postpartum Support International

(800) 944-4773

Provides direct peer support to families, trains professionals, and provides a bridge to connect them.

Pregnancy Helpline and Parent Assistance Line of the Vermont Agency of Human Services

(800) 649-4357

A statewide pregnancy assistance line for pregnant women, newborn babies, and their dads.

Resolve Helpline

(866) 668-2566

Helps couples and individuals struggling with infertility.

Vermont Access to Reproductive Freedom

PO Box 8452
Burlington Vermont  05402

Vermont Access to Reproductive Freedom is a grassroots organization that works to ensure women have the right to control what happens to their health and bodies, this includes access to abortion. Vermont Access provides critical support services for women across Vermont.  Vermont Access to Reproductive Freedom exists to equalize access to reproductive health services in Vermont. As an affiliate of the National Network of Abortion Funds, Vermont Access’ primary activities are to raise and distribute funds to offset the costs of abortion for Vermont women in need.

Vermont Birth Network


Website with resources, and information for childbirth in Vermont.

Women’s Healthcare Service (OBGYN)

The University of Vermont Medical Center
111 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, Vermont 05401
(802) 847-0000 / (800) 358-1144

Provides OBGYN care.


VETERANS CRISIS:  (800) 273-8255, press 1

Confidential Chat: VeteransCrisisLine.net or text to 838255

The Center for Women Veterans


The Center for Women Veterans serves as an advocate for a cultural transformation (both within VA and in the general public) in recognizing the service and contributions of women Veterans and women in the military, and in raising awareness of the responsibility to treat women Veterans with dignity and respect.  The organization provides resources for women veterans to take advantage of in terms of economic opportunities, health care, and business.

Family Assistance Centers

The Family Assistance Centers (FAC’s) are designed to assist military families throughout all phases of deployment.  FAC’s are a “One Stop Shop” for service members and their families to obtain updated resources and supports available. This includes Emergency Financial Assistance, Support for Children/Youth & Adult Family Members, TRICARE Questions/Problem Resolution, Crisis Intervention and Assistance, Tax Filing Assistance, Problem Solving, Peer Connection, and Red Cross Notification Assistance. Outreach efforts into community agencies are conducted to assure updated information is being provided and to reinforce supports available to the military community.

Family Programs Readiness Center (Camp Johnson)
789 Vermont National Guard Road
Colchester, VT 05446
(802) 338-3076

Bennington Family Assistance Center
100 Franklin Lane
Bennington, VT 05201
(802) 442-0338

Berlin Family Assistance Center
363 Fisher Road
Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 223-2975

Newport Family Assistance Center
540 Union Street
Newport, VT 05855
(802) 334-9269

Swanton Family Assistance Center
13 Ferris Street
Swanton, VT 05488
(802) 868-7927

White River Junction Family Assistance Center
209 Balsam Lane
White River Junction, VT 05001
(802) 280-1732

Links to helpful websites for Women Veterans - va.gov/womenvet/resources/index.asp
National Center for PTSD

(802) 296-6300

With executive offices located in White River Junction, Vermont, the center provides research and education on the prevention, understanding, and treatment of PTSD.

VA Caregiver Support

(855) 260-3274

VA Caregiver Support, a division of the United States Department of Veteran Affairs, provides a National Caregiver support Line (855-260-3274) and a resource and referral center to help caregivers and veterans.

Vermont National Guard - Sexual Assault Prevention and Response

24/7 Confidential DoD Safe Helpline: (877) 995-5247
Vermont’s Sexual Assault Response Coordinator: (802) 338-3149

The National Guard Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Program is part of a Department of Defense-wide initiative to end sexual assault in the military and encourage Service members to protect and defend one another against unwanted sexual contact. Through preventative education, civilian partnerships, bystander intervention, and victim advocacy, SAPR empowers Service members to report incidents they’ve experienced, and recognize when they or someone they know may be in a dangerous situation.

Women Veterans Health Care

(855) 829-6636

The Women Veterans Health Care program is designed to cater to the medical and health-based needs of women veterans, providing comprehensive and accessible health care services to raise the standards for all women. The program is available at VA providers across the country, which can be located using the map on the website, and any concerns can be addressed by contacting the Women Veterans Call Center (WVCC) using the number listed above.

Women Veterans Health Program

Veterans Administration Medical Center
163 Veterans Drive
White River Junction, Vermont 05009
(802) 291-6230 / (866) 687-8387 x5743

The Women Veterans Health Program at White River Junction provides services including gynecology, mental health (including issues surrounding post-traumatic stress disorder, military sexual trauma, depression, drug and alcohol dependence), medical social work, nutrition, pharmacy, osteoporosis evaluation through DEXA scans, mammography and maternity care. Every clinic has a Women’s Program Liaison supporting the coordination and delivery of quality healthcare for all women Veterans. Veterans Administration has community-based outpatient clinics in Bennington, Brattleboro, Burlington, Keene NH, Littleton NH, Newport, and Rutland.