Chittenden Clinic Receives Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition from NCQA

Burlington, VT—Howard Center’s Chittenden Clinic has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. The recognition is effective from February 2023 until February 2024.

The Chittenden Clinic specializes in providing medication-assisted treatment for individuals with Opioid Use Disorder. The clinic offers a comprehensive program that includes medical, therapeutic, and case management services to help individuals overcome their addiction.

The Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition acknowledges the clinic’s commitment to providing quality and patient-centered care, incorporating best practices and standards set by the NCQA. The recognition is a testament to the clinic’s hard work and dedication to putting the needs of their patients first.

“We are proud to receive this recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance,” said Dr. Heidi Melbostad, Director of Medication Assisted Treatment Programs. “At Chittenden Clinic, our top priority has always been providing high-quality, patient-centered care, and this recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff.”

Howard Center provides a comprehensive range of treatments and services for people with mental health, developmental, and substance use issues, and public education to raise awareness and decrease stigma. Howard Center’s next educational conference on April 19 will feature speakers Nadine Burke Harris, Dacher Keltner, BJ Miller, Jeffrey Swanson, and Anna Malaika Tubbs. Registration is open at

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