Health Care in Addison County
Addison County is fortunate to have access to high quality health care. Porter Medical Center is centrally located in Middlebury and UVM Medical Center in Burlington (formerly Fletcher Allen Health Care) and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (affiliated with Dartmouth College) in Hanover New Hampshire are within an hour's drive.
Porter Medical Center is a fully accredited medical facility serving all of Addison County and adjoining areas of Vermont and New York State with a 45-bed hospital staffed by 68 board-eligible or board-certified physicians representing various specialties. Recent renovations include a state-of-the-art 24-hour emergency room radiology department and physical therapy department and lab. Renovations on the operating room facilities and birthing area have been recently updated as well.
Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center (on the Porter Medical Center Campus) is a 105-bed facility providing extended care, short term rehabilitation care, respite and dementia care. Numerous family practices and specialized physicians have their offices throughout Addison County, many of them at the Porter Medical Center.
Dental care, eye care, home health and hospice care services are available throughout the county. The Counseling Service of Addison County and privately practicing counselors provide individual and family counseling. Residents also have their choice of chiropractic, holistic health and nutritional counseling services and many other types of health care options.
Social Services Resources
The quality of life in a community is directly related to the services it offers. Local non-profit professionals and the for-profit community collaborate together to help make Addison County a better place to live and work. United Way of Addison County funds many social service agencies that serve the county.
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