St. Johnsbury, VT (November 28, 2020)– Northern Counties Health Care (NCHC) and Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (NVRH) are pleased to announce the grand opening of Northern Express Care – St. Johnsbury on Monday, November 30, 2020. Located at the corner of Eastern Avenue and Railroad Street, Northern Express Care will provide immediate, walk-in primary care access to community members requiring care.
“With no appointment necessary, Northern Express Care will provide community members and visitors with the care they need, when they need it, and regardless of their ability to pay,” said Michael Costa, Chief Executive Officer of NCHC. “Community partnerships are a real strength of the Northeast Kingdom, and we are proud to partner with the outstanding team at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (NVRH) to expand access to health care services in our region.”
Shawn Tester, Chief Executive Officer of NVRH, said “NVRH is dedicated to improving the health of our communities, and Northern Express Care will provide people with both immediate care and the ability to establish a relationship with a primary care provider in the area, creating a pathway towards better health and wellness.” Tester added, “NVRH is proud to partner with NCHC to provide expanded hours to meet the needs of the community.”
Chris Towne, Chief Strategy Officer at NCHC added, “We have put together an excellent team of care providers to operate Northern Express Care – St. Johnsbury. Community members should expect Northern Express Care to be open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. providing a convenient health care option for individuals seeking assistance with minor illnesses or injuries including sprains, bumps and bruises, allergies, respiratory illnesses, and vaccinations.”
NCHC encompasses six community health centers, three dental centers, and a certified home health care & hospice division providing a full spectrum of quality, affordable, and compassionate health care services to patients of all ages, throughout the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. For more information, visit www.nchcvt.org. NCHC is supported in part by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number H80CS00632. This information or content and conclusion are those of the author and should not be constructed on the official or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.
Pictured: Northern Express Care providers Ben Tipton, Physician Assistant and Allison Ebrahimi Gold, Nurse Practitioner standing in front of Northern Express Care – St. Johnsbury.