Local health office building in Barre, VT

Our staff members live in the communities we serve, promoting health and wellness in Central Vermont, including Washington County and five towns in Orange County (Orange, Washington, Williamstown, Brookfield and Braintree). We work on a variety of health topics in partnership with schools, worksites, town offices and local service providers. We also serve individuals and families right in our office. Learn about the many ways we can help you, your family and your community be healthy.

Contact Information
Barre Local Health Office
5 Perry St., Suite 250
Barre, VT
Joan Marie Misek, District Director
888-253-8786 or 802-479-4200
Communities Served

Barre City, Barre Town (Websterville, Graniteville), Berlin, Braintree, Brookfield, Cabot, Calais, Duxbury, East Granville, Fayston, Marshfield, Middlesex, Montpelier, East Montpelier, Moretown, Norhtfield, Orange, Plainfiled, Roxbury, Waitsfield, Warren, Washington, Waterbury, Williamstown, Worcester

In This Section

WIC is the Federal Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. WIC provides healthy food and much more, including nutrition education, breastfeeding support and referrals to health care and other community programs.

We develop and maintain relationships with community organizations and health providers to improve health outcomes for pregnant and postpartum women and their children.

Our goal is to help communities build safe, accessible environments where people can walk, bicycle, and use public transit.

We work with local employers to improve employee health and wellness. We can provide support and ideas on developing wellness teams and wellness policies in the workplace, including:

We promote and support school health and wellness at the local level to help schools develop programs and policies that promote healthy eating and physical activity for students in Central Vermont.

We work closely with families and medical practices to increase the number of people in Washington and Orange Counties who receive all their recommended immunizations.

We investigate reportable diseases in our region. Reportable diseases are illnesses that are considered to be of public health importance, and must be reported by health care providers and laboratories to health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Regional Substance Abuse Prevention Consultants work with community groups, schools, human service agencies, hospitals, law enforcement, parents, youth and others to strengthen the community’s health and decrease substance abuse.

We connect tobacco prevention and quit partners with schools and community organizations throughout central Vermont.

We work to improve our own ability to respond to public health emergencies so that people in our community can stay healthy and safe.