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
Email [email protected]

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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

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WIC provides access to healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support and referrals to health care and other community resources. You can trust WIC to be your family's nutrition expert during pregnancy, infancy and early childhood.

We work with local employers to start worksite wellness programs. Programs that make it easier to live a healthy life are good for Vermont workers and good for Vermont businesses too.

The Newport Local Health Office promotes the health and wellness of women, children and families throughout their lives. 

We work to improve the health and well-being of school-aged children across Orleans and Northern Essex Counties. We support supervisory unions, school districts, independent schools, community organizations, students and their families by helping with high-impact strategies that make a difference in health.

We work with many partners so that our communities will be a place where people of all ages and abilities can move safely and get healthy food.

We work closely with families and medical practices to increase the number of people in the Orleans and Northern Essex County who receive all their recommended immunizations.

We work with partners in Orleans and Northern Essex Counties to prevent disease. We provide education and other resources. When disease occurs, we work to identify it and stop it from spreading. We welcome your questions about infectious disease.

Your Regional Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant works with our communities to reduce substance misuse through education, planning and referral.

 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.

The Newport Office of Local Health is trained and ready to respond to public health emergencies so that people in our community can stay healthy and safe.