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April 12, 2022 | Mobile Crisis Survey for Vermonters

The Agency of Human Services (AHS) wants to hear your thoughts about and experiences with mobile crisis services. Your input is vital in helping Vermont improve services. On behalf of AHS, Health Management Associates (HMA) is conducting this survey. The survey will take about 15 minutes to complete. The Mobile Crisis Survey Link (Expired) (


March 30, 2022 | Vermont Maintains Record High Insured Rate

Nearly 97% of all Vermonters have health insurance, matching the state’s highest insured rate on record. According to the 2021 Vermont Household Health Insurance Survey released today, almost 600,000 Vermonters are covered. The data is consistent with studies from the U.S. Census Bureau which found that, in 2020, Vermont ranked second in the nation for its percentage of people with health insurance.


June 6, 2021 | Governor Scott Appoints New Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner to the Department of Mental Health


Click here for daily COVID-19 updates from the Vermont Department of Health

On Friday, March 13, 2020, Governor Phil Scott issued an executive order to declare a state of emergency in Vermont in response to COVID-19, commonly known as the new coronavirus. The executive order implements additional community mitigation strategies to prevent and control outbreaks of COVID-19 in order to protect those at the greatest risk, minimize the risk to the public, and maintain the health and safety of Vermonters. In order to limit the spread of infection in communities, the Governor’s executive order outlines several new actions, including restricting visitor access to hospitals and facilities that house and serve the elderly and very ill; prohibiting non-essential gatherings of more than 250 people in a single room or a single space; and prohibiting all non-essential out-of-state travel by state employees. More details are included in Executive Order 01-20.

January 11, 2021 | Vermont Agency of Human Services Leadership, DRM Release Report on Chittenden Facility

August 14, 2020 l Health Care Provider Stabilization Grant Applications Due By August 15, 2020

February 28, 2020 | Vermont continues preparation efforts as COVID-19 spreads globally

November 25, 2019 | Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center Proposed to Close in 2020

November 20, 2019 | Vermont 2-1-1 to Resume 24-Hour Coverage