At Mountain Health Center, each patient has a designated provider of choice to oversee all care. We make referrals to specialists and coordinate care as needed. We also work with home health services to provide in-home support to our patients when needed.
Mountain Health Center is a medical center where people can engage in coordinated and comprehensive health care in a comfortable, caring, and relaxed environment. Comprehensive care plans which include patient generated goals and specialty referrals, as well as coordination of care, are integral to our practice. We take care of you when you are ill and work with you to achieve health, recognizing that your health care demands your involvement.
We now have a Certified Application Counselor (CAC) to help our patients and community members apply for qualified health plans, including Medicaid, through Vermont Health Connect.
Who We Are…..What We Stand For….
At Mountain Health Center, each patient has a designated provider of choice to oversee all care. We make referrals to specialists and coordinate care as needed. In addition to Primary Care we also offer a dietitian, behavioral health, psychiatry, medically assisted treatment (MAT), Complementary and Alternative Medicine services (CAM), Dental and more…
What is a FQHC? (Federally Qualified Health Center)
Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) are Community Health Centers that are committed to serving underserved populations and are 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations. The mission of an FQHC aligns with the Health Services and Resources Administration (HRSA). HRSA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, they are responsible for the funds that health centers receive and the oversight of specific FQHC requirements. FQHC’s must offer a sliding fee scale, ensuring patients receive care regardless of their ability to pay. In addition the centers need to provide a variety of services and have an ongoing quality assurance program to ensure comprehensive, top quality care. FQHC’s have a governing board of directors which is directly representative of the populations that they serve; with a majority of the board being patients of the center as they help direct the level of care received from their providers.
Still want to learn more, check out this video explaining the history of FQHC’s in the United States.