Northern Counties Health Care announced plans for the Caplan’s Building in November 2022. Following a complete renovation, Northern Express Care – St. Johnsbury will relocate to the building during the summer of 2023.
November 11, 2022 Announcement can be found here.
You can help ensure access to high-quality walk-in primary care for years to come, and help honor the history of the building, by making a donation to support this project today!
“Caplan’s is an ideal space for Northern Express Care – St. Johnsbury. Being downtown provides a convenient walk-in option for people seeking care. The Caplan’s building allows us to stay downtown and provides the additional space needed to continue providing high-quality care, with an improved patient and staff experience.” – Dan Sherman, NCHC Director of Primary Care
“Vermont’s downtowns are special, and we are thrilled that the Caplan’s building will serve St. Johnsbury for years to come. We are grateful to play a small part in the efforts already underway to make sure downtown St. Johnsbury is a vibrant destination for our residents and visitors alike.” – Michael Costa, NCHC CEO
May 12,2023 – Caledonian Record Story Features Update on the Caplan’s Building. August 10th Opening Celebration Announced.
Read the Caledonian Record story here.
May 2023 – Northern Counties Seeks Community Support for the Northern Express Care – St. Johnsbury / Caplan’s Building Project.
Expanding and relocating Northern Express Care – St. Johnsbury to the Caplan’s Building will improve the care experience for patients and give flexibility to meet the need for walk-in care now and in the future. It will help our friends and neighbors access the right care, at the right time, at the right place and improve health equity by making it easier for all people to get the care they need.
You can help ensure access to high-quality walk-in primary care for years to come and help honor the history of the building by making a donation to support this project today!
Read the letter that outlines the request for support here.
ALL supporters who make a donation by June 15, 2023 will be recognized at the grand opening later this summer. Donors contributing $250 or more will be honored on a donor wall at the Caplan’s Building.
Donations can be made here, or by clicking the “Donate Now!” button above.
April 20, 2023 – Northern Counties Health Care Seeks Proposals for Commercial Space at Caplan’s Building
April 2023 – Larry Golden paints mural to beautify the construction site!
Read more about the project here.
February 6, 2023 – Construction has started!
L-R: Northern Counties team members Craig Taylor – Facilities Director and Jim Windrow – Assistant Facilities Director stand with Bill Graves – Owner of Graves Builders on the first day of construction at the Caplan’s Building.
Caplan’s Building Plans:
NCHC strives to honor the history of the building and is working to keep as much of the building’s aesthetic as possible. We also plan to honor Gary Ely for his long-time commitment to the Caplan’s Army Store, the building, and the community.
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Rendering of building front:
Architect: Kane Architecture, East Hardwick, VT
General Contractor: Graves Builders, Barnet, VT