Women of all ages can receive expert women’s health care, including screenings, Pap smears, birth control, and minimally-invasive gynecologic surgery at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin, VT.
The women’s health experts at Central Vermont Medical Center provide compassionate, personalized care for women at every stage of life. Our OB/GYNs, nurses, and staff collaborate to care for women’s physical, mental, and emotional health. Additionally, a doctor is on-call 24/7 to care for patients with women’s health emergencies.
Women who visit our office can access a team of specialists as well, including a reproductive endocrinologist and a psychotherapist who have the expertise to educate and support women to help achieve optimal wellness.
- Obstetrical Management and Care
- Gynecological Examinations
- Periodic Health Maintenance
- Family Planning
- Gynecological Surgical Procedures
- Infertility Counseling and Therapy
- Management of Acute and Chronic Illnesses
- Hospital Treatment
- Coordination of Care with Primary Physician
Services for Transgender, Nonbinary Gender or Gender Queer Patients
We are available to ALL patients at every stage of their journey. We provide cervical cancer screening, contraception, pregnancy planning and other reproductive health needs served in our office. If being seen in a ‘women’s healthcare’ office is not comfortable for you, we are happy to make other arrangements to make sure that your healthcare needs are met.
We welcome calls for open conversations and candid discussion. Your comfort is our priority.
Our Community Health Team offers EVERY pregnant and postpartum patient a wellness consult to review supports, mental health first aid, resources, referrals, family planning and general education about this chapter of their lives (“what to expect!”).
Other services that are available through our community health team are as follows:
- Free short term counseling to address stress management, mood issues, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD), such as postpartum depression.
- Screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) for smoking cessation, alcohol, or other drug and substance use, including medication assisted treatment. For pregnant and parenting women in treatment and recovery in central Vermont, additional assistance is provided through the Central Vermont Community Response Team (CVCRT).
- Lactation education and support (including breast pumps).
- Access to doulas (click here to read more about our Doula Program).
- Coordination of care and support for families, including help with access to primary care, mental health care, transportation, and housing.
- Sensitive person-centered care planning for teenage mothers, those planning adoption, GBTQ parents, surrogates or gestational carriers, and other special situations.
- Access to other community resources as needed, such as: WIC, Reach Up, Good Beginnings, Family Center of Washington County, Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, Capstone, Care Net Pregnancy Center of Central Vermont, and more.
- Endometrial biopsy: Obtaining a tissue sample from the uterine lining
- Intrauterine devices (IUD’S): Used for birth control and for cycle control (we also remove these)
- Nexplanon insertion: Implant placed in the upper arm for birth control (we also remove these)
- Sonohysterogram: Procedure performed under ultrasound guidance allowing u/s visualization of the uterine lining
- Colposcopy with and without biopsies: Magnified visualization of the cervix with the ability to obtain biopsies
- LEEP (LOOP Electrosurgical Excision Procedure): Treating abnormal areas found on the cervix at the time of the colposcopy
- Other biopsies as indicated
- HER OPTION: Cryo-ablation surgery to cauterize the lining of the uterus.
- Hysteroscopy (both diagnostic and operative): Visualization of the uterine lining and removal of endometrial polyps.
- ESSURE: During a hysteroscopy inserting the essure device in each of the fallopian tube ostia to produce permanent female sterilization.
Emergency situations are given immediate attention. We provide 24-hour physician coverage for emergencies. After regular office hours, call the office number, and you will be given instructions on what to do. In extreme emergencies, please call 911. When you arrive at the hospital, please identify yourself as our patient.
We will notify you of all lab and x-ray results. If you have an appointment scheduled shortly after your test, we will go over the results with you during your office visit. We may also contact you by phone or mail. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of your test, please call our office.
Our practice requires payment at the time services are rendered. We will directly bill Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicare, MVP, and Cigna. We also accept cash, check, and MasterCard/Visa. We may bill other insurance companies as a courtesy to our patients; however, payment is ultimately your responsibility. We do offer a Financial Assistance Plan for those who qualify. Co-pays are due at time of service.
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Women’s Health wants to make the process for refilling prescriptions as easy and efficient as possible. We want you to get the prescriptions you need with as few phone calls as possible.
Here are suggestions that we think will help us reach this goal:
Call Your Pharmacy First
Even if your bottle says no refills, call your pharmacy first. We work with them daily to make sure that you have the medications you need when you need them.
To prevent patients from running out of their medications, most pharmacies fax a refill request to us when your prescriptions need to be refilled. This happens behind the scenes automatically in some pharmacies. Therefore your new prescriptions may be at the pharmacy already.
If you call the prescription line at Women’s Health: 371- 4611
You must leave your name, date of birth, medication name, dose and frequency, and a phone number to reach you so we can insure the correct medication is processed for the correct patient.
Please Allow 24 Hours to Process Refills
We receive many requests daily so we must have at least 24 hours to process prescription refill requests.
Call your pharmacy and let them know if you are out of medication and ask them to request a refill.
Sometimes We Cannot Refill Your Medication
- You may be overdue for an appointment. Our policy is that anyone taking medications must be seen once a year at least (more if recommended by your provider).
- Your insurance may require a Prior Authorization, which takes a minimum of 2 business days.
- It may be too soon for a refill. If it is not time to get a refill, your insurance company may not cover the cost.
Picking up written prescriptions
PLEASE notify us if a friend or relative is picking up your written prescription.
That person may need to know your date of birth and have an ID.
As our valued patients, we welcome your suggestions and/or
comments about how the process works for you. Thank you.