Welcome to Primary Care

Primary Care is an important asset to every community, it is your key partner on your journey to good health and your first line of defense against illnessThese practitioners help prevent illness, promote wellness, manage your health and handle almost any non-life-threatening condition. When you go to them for preventive care or diagnosis and treatment, you are developing your medical relationship and being treated by a practitioner who knows your health history.

As  you arrive for an in-person appointment, it is crucial that all being screened are absolutely straightforward about any symptoms. This will allow us to ensure care is provided appropriately and safely. For more about our in-person processes, please see our Reopening of Services page

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, fever, shortness of breath, respiratory symptoms) and are seeking medical advice, please call your primary care provider. If you are a patient of Northwestern Primary Care, Northwestern Georgia Health Center, or Northwestern Pediatrics, you may call the information line for patients of those practices at 752-1500 for an online visit. If you do not have a primary care provider, you may call NMC’s Community Relations Office at 524-1280 for referral to Primary Care or you may be seen at Northwestern Urgent Care on the NMC Campus at 133 Fairfield Street in St. Albans.


Georgia Health Center

Located on the Georgia/Fairfax line at

4178 Highbridge Road

Fairfax,Vermont 05454

(802) 524-8805

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Northwestern Primary Care

12 Crest Road

(Temporary Location)

St. Albans, VT 05478

(802) 524-8805

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Right Care. Right Place.

Needing care when Primary Care is not open? Visiting from out of town? Our Urgent Care is available when you require healthcare attention and your symptoms are not life threatening. Our Urgent Cares are ready and capable of handling non-life threatening ailments such as colds & flus, fractures, cuts that require stitches, ear infections and more. Northwestern Urgent Care is open 7 days a week, offers walk-in visits, shows wait times online, and allows you to do the waiting at home.

Don’t forget to consider the cost advantages of Urgent Care vs. The Emergency Department. Urgent Cares are designed to reduce costs and provide savings for both the patient and the hospital. We believe receiving the right care in the right place can help save you both time and money, and lead to a healthier community.