Gifford offers Primary Care services at six conveniently located family-friendly clinics dedicated to providing, personalized care from birth through end-of-life care.
Our team includes our medical director, who is Board Certified in Pediatrics, as well as family and internal medicine doctors, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. The Primary Care clinics also coordinate with our Prenatal and Behavioral Health practices, and with Cardiology Services to offer integrated, coordinated care.
Our Primary Care Services
Our highly qualified professionals believe in being a true partner in their patient’s health, and bring varied skills, experiences, and specialties to each of our clinics. From routine exams to your annual flu shot or sick visits, we provide a comprehensive range of services for the whole family, including:
- Family and internal medicine
- Women’s health
- Childhood immunizations
- Sick visits – adults and children
- Disease prevention education
- Medication management
- Physical exams – annual, jobs, and sports
- Disease screening
- Chronic disease management
- Patient and education
- Laboratory work
- Pharmacy assistance
- Specialist referrals
From the moment you learn you are expecting a baby until the arrival of your newest family member, we offer personalized and professional prenatal services.
Our Behavioral Health clinic can help improve your family’s quality of life by working with you through times of stress, depression or serious illness. Our brief, solution-oriented therapy provides immediate, practical solutions for issues that are affecting your life and your health. We even offer ADHD and depression screening services.
Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Gifford pediatric and adolescent medicine provides care for children from birth to age 18, for those entering the workforce, and until age 22 for those attending college. Care is provided from a team of expert pediatric physicians and staff and offered in a family-friendly setting with an emphasis on prevention and wellness as well as timely care for acute illnesses.
Gifford pediatric and adolescent medicine is located at 40 S. Main St. (just beside the hospital in Randolph). Pediatric speech, physical and occupational therapy is also offered onsite.
Get low-cost bicycle helmets for your child through our Pediatrics Clinic and have them correctly fitted by our pediatric nurses. Call the pediatric office to learn more or schedule a fitting.
Obstetrics and gynecology provides female reproductive care for adolescents and women of all ages. Gifford’s experienced ob/gyn physicians provide care from annual screenings to advanced surgeries, including:
- Preventative care
- Breast exams
- Pap smears
- Contraception counseling
- Detection of sexually transmitted diseases
- Treatment of illnesses and infections related to reproductive health
- Family planning
- Prenatal care
- Vaginal births
- Cesarean sections
- Abdominal and vaginal hysterectomies
- Endometrial ablation
- Uterine fibroids
- Laparoscopic surgeries
- Menopause care and counseling
- And much more
Gifford Ob/Gyn and Midwifery is located just before the medical center in Randolph.
Specialized menopause care from one of Vermont’s only certified physicians as well as routine gynecological care is also available at Bethel Health Center and Twin River Health Center.
Certified nurse-midwives are health care providers (specially certified in nursing and midwifery) who provide health care to women throughout their lives. They believe women deserve time and individualized attention during pregnancy to be healthy, feel empowered to birth, and to take care of their baby.
Pregnancy and birth is unique, and every family has its own needs. Midwives help each family make decisions by taking the time to talk about all aspects of pregnancy and birth. They work with doctors who specialize in illness and complications during pregnancy as well as with other health care providers, including social workers, nutritionists, doulas, childbirth educators, and physical therapists.
At Gifford, midwifery care is provided by a team of certified nurse-midwives offering birthing care 24 hours a day and routine gynecological care by appointment, including:
- Adolescent reproductive health services focusing on healthy behaviors
- Contraceptive counseling and management
- Well-woman care and annual exams throughout life
- Diagnosis and care of common gynecological problems
- Preconception counseling and care
- Prenatal care
- Extensive, individualized labor support
- Postpartum care
- Lactation support
Midwifery is available at Gifford Ob/Gyn and Midwifery in Randolph and Gifford Health Center at Berlin – Primary Care.
On Call and Emergencies
To contact the doctor on call for urgent health matters, please call 728-7000 and have the on-call doctor paged. This service should be used only for medical problems that cannot wait until normal business hours.
Gifford provides primary care in multiple locations. Visit our Locations section to find a family care provider near you.
The Travel Clinic works with patients and their Gifford health care provider to determine what vaccinations or medications are needed prior to traveling, the cost of those immunizations, and to set up an appointment to receive the vaccines. Get started by calling the Travel Clinic at (802) 728-2626.
Travel Clinic users must have a Gifford primary care provider and be up-to-date on their annual physical. Travelers should also check with their health insurer prior to receiving vaccines, as most are not covered by insurance. Visit the CDC to learn more, including what immunizations are needed for various destinations.
Who’s right for you? What do all those initials mean?
To help you choose the right provider, here are descriptions of some of the provider types Gifford offers.
Gifford Primary Care, and all our primary care locations, are recognized as Patient-Centered Medical Home, Federally Qualified Health Center, and part of Gifford Health Care.