Welcome to Mountain Community Health!

Our Mission is to strengthen our communities by improving the health of all our neighbors.

Mountain Community Health (MCH) is a Federally Qualified Health Center, providing a full spectrum of preventative and primary medical and dental care to people of all ages, regardless of insurance or the ability to pay.

The MCH team of physicians, nurses, dentists, dental hygienists, administrators, and support staff are dedicated to caring for our patients with skill, compassion, and respect.

Medical Hours

Monday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday-Sunday Closed

Dental Hours

Monday 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday-Sunday Closed


As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), comprehensive healthcare is available to all people, regardless of the ability to pay.

Medical Services

Mountain Community Health is helping our neighbors improve their lives through delivering the highest quality preventative and medical care services.

Dental Care

Our newly upgraded and redesigned dental center is focused on delivering the highest quality dental care in a relaxed, friendly and calming atmosphere.

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

The well-timed delivery of medical care can make all the difference so we are implementing new ways to meet the needs of our patients – wherever they may be.

Behavioral Health

At Mountain Community Health, we believe that behavioral health plays an important part in how we feel, think and act.

  • Family Planning
  • Birth Control
  • Physical Examinations
  • Newborn Care
  • Pediatric Care
  • Children and Teen Care
  • Adult Medicine
  • On-site Lab Services
  • Vaccinations
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Minor Surgery
  • Wellness & Nutrition
Mountain Community Health Services

Primary Care Services

MCH Medical Providers are dedicated to creating a lifelong and trusting relationship with our patients and are often the first contact to address any health concerns.

Family Planning & Birth Control
MCH offers family planning services to help make choices about reproductive health.

Newborn & Pediatric Care
Medical care, health assessments and screenings for children of all ages. 

Adult & Geriatric Medicine
Evaluation, prevention, diagnosis and treatment options for adults and seniors.

Laboratory Services
MCH facility in Bristol includes comprehensive medical laboratory services on-site.

COVID-19 Primary Series and Boosters are an important part of protecting yourself or your child.

Minor Surgery
Including wound treatment, skin biopsies, skin growths, or lesions.

Wellness & Dietary Counseling
Discover natural ways to improve health and wellness, boost energy, enhance immunity.

Behavioral Health Services
Whatever challenges you are currently facing – we are here to help.

Our Clinical Team

Providing exceptional care includes creating a healing environment where all patients feel safe, comfortable and where recovery and restoring full health is our main goal. At MCH, our priority is to ensure that each patient is valued, respected and well cared for, providing the highest quality of care. At MCH – the patient always comes first.

Brian Bates, MD

Brian Bates, MD

Brian grew up in Maryland and first ventured to New England for undergraduate studies at Dartmouth. He went to medical school at the University of Maryland and then completed his family medicine residency at Boston Medical Center where he continued to work as a teaching physician. He practices full-spectrum primary care for children and adults. He also provides medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders with Suboxone. Outside of work, Brian enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, outdoor activities, beekeeping, gardening, and playing music.

Suzanne Germain, ANP

Suzanne Germain, ANP

Suzanne is one of the original founders of Mountain Health Center with her husband Dr. Ed Clark, which started in 1986. She has lived in VT since age 11 (so not quite a native Vermonter). Suzanne graduated from UVM nursing school with an AD in 1976 and a BSN in 1985, and then became a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. She just recently completed her master’s in 2013 as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. Her work as an NP has taken her all over the world volunteering in Mexico, Nicaragua, Honduras, Peru, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Ethiopia, and locally at the Open Door Clinic. In addition, Suzanne speaks fluent Spanish and French.

Tonya Howard, FNP

Tonya Howard, FNP

Tonya is doing acute care one or two days a week at MHC. She has been involved at many levels and in different roles in the community health center world in Vermont. She lives in Underhill, has 2 cats and a big farmhouse and barn she has been “bringing back to life”, and enjoys having guests, retreats, and gatherings there. She always has an audiobook queued up for the commute. She graduated from Yale University School of Nursing with her Master’s too many years ago to admit and continues to love learning, traveling, swing dancing, hiking, singing, eating and cooking good food, and cherishes time with her diverse group of friends.

Kate LaMancuso, MD

Kate LaMancuso, MD

Kate is originally from western New York. She took the long path to medicine, via undergraduate studies in literary arts and Italian studies at Brown University. She completed her post-baccalaureate premedical studies in Buffalo. There, she fell in love with family medicine and its power for individual and community transformation while working as a medical case manager at a refugee service agency. She completed medical school and a family medicine residency at Brown University, where she pursued clinical and research interests in women’s health, global health, and health care for vulnerable populations. Kate is eager to participate in the Addison County community through her work at Mountain Health Center. She enjoys hiking, traveling, reading, yoga, Green Mountain culinary adventures, and spending time with family and friends.

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