ST. JOHNSBURY – Northern Counties Health Care (NCHC) and Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (NVRH) have combined to create a new partnership, Northern Express Care – St. Johnsbury. Northern Express Care will be a walk-in health center open to anyone who requires convenient primary care services. Located at the corner of Railroad Street and Eastern Avenue in downtown St. Johnsbury, Northern Express Care will offer evening and weekend hours, no appointment necessary, to provide community members with the care they need, when they need it.
“We are thrilled to be able to work with Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, our partner and neighbor, to be able to expand access to health care services, decrease wait times, and provide compassionate care to those who need it,” said Christopher Towne, chief strategy officer for Northern Counties. “Renovations to our location in downtown St. Johnsbury have begun, and we look forward to offering care at Northern Express Care this coming winter.”
“Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital is proud to collaborate on this new opportunity to provide comprehensive care to anyone in the community,” said NVRH Chief Executive Officer Shawn Tester. “While both organizations offer primary care services, this project aims to help reduce unnecessary emergency department visits and encourage more people in the community to seek the care they need.”
Northern Express Care will provide those seeking assistance for minor illnesses or injuries the same comprehensive care available through their primary care provider. In addition, Northern Express Care can help patients establish relationships with a primary care provider in the area, creating another pathway towards better health and wellness.