Newport, VT local health office building

Newport Local Health Office staff live in and serve our community – we are the local face of public health in the Upper Northeast Kingdom. We work in schools, at worksites, with your town offices and partner groups, and we serve individuals and families right in our office. We help pregnant women, new mothers and young children to eat well and learn about nutrition, we provide oral health care and immunizations and we support programs and policies that help all people form healthy habits. We invite you to learn about the many ways we can help you, your family and your community be healthy.

Contact Information
Newport Office of Local Health
100 Main Street, Suite 220
Newport, VT 05855

Tin (Justin) Barton-Caplin, District Director
800-952-2945 or 802-334-6707

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Communities Served

Albany, Averill, Avery's Gore, Barton (including Orleans), Bloomfield, Brighton (including Island Pond), Brownington, Brunswick, Canaan , Charleston, Coventry, Derby, Ferdinand, Glover, Holland , Irasburg, Jay, Lemington, Lewis, Lowell, Morgan, Newport City, Newport Town, Norton, Troy, Warner's Grant, Warren's Gore, Westfield, Westmore

In This Section

WIC is the Federal Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.

Our Maternal and Child Health Coordinator develops and maintains relationships with community organizations and health care providers to improve health outcomes for pregnant and postpartum women and children.

We support the promotion of public health in our schools by coordinating with schools to administer Medicaid Administrative Claiming Funds, supporting school nurses in their roles and advocating for every child to have a medical and dental home.

Our Immunization Public Health Nurse works closely with local families and medical practices to increase immunization rates in Orleans and Northern Essex County for infants, children, adolescents and adults.

Your Local Health Office in Newport investigates 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 support community partners to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke. According to the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, our high school students are exposed to secondhand smoke at alarming rates.

Health promotion and emergency preparedness go hand-in-hand to protect and promote the best health for those living, working and playing in the Upper Northeast Kingdom.

In the Newport Office of Local Health, we aspire to prevent chronic diseases by strengthening communities in our region.

Dental health is key to our overall health and well-being and affects both physical health and mental health. It affects how we grow, enjoy life, look, speak, chew, taste food and socialize.