In the 1980s, many of the medical offices of Primary Care Health Partners (PCHP) were part of Community Health Plan (commonly known as CHP). Later, California-based Kaiser Permanente purchased the CHP offices and managed them until Kaiser decided to leave the northeast in 1999. In January 2000, a group of primary care physicians formed PCHP with offices in both New York and Vermont. This created the largest privately-owned primary care medical group in the state of Vermont. Since 2000, PCHP has been expanding our services to more communities in New York and Vermont.
We are a group of physician-owned, independent primary care practices. Through our patient centered medical home model*, we work collaboratively to provide compassionate, accessible, high quality healthcare. We believe that through this work we can enhance the well-being of our patients, and the quality of health in our communities.
*Patient-centered medical home model—a model for primary care which provides a team based approach to comprehensive, coordinated, accessible care with accountability for quality and safety and with a focus on education and self-management tools to help patients take an active role in their health and well-being.
Primary Care Health Partners will remain an independent physician-owned model for integrated quality health care. We will strive to remain adaptable, resilient and fiscally responsible. We will stay at the forefront of primary care using an evidence-based approach and embrace quality improvement tools and new technologies. As healthcare evolves, we will continue to advocate for independent primary care at local, state, and national levels.
Our Core Values
Patient and family-centered care
Cost effective quality care
Health education and advocacy
Practices that are independent, adaptable, and community-oriented