Northeast Kingdom Human Services
Serving the people of Northeastern Vermont since 1960

Welcome to the Northeast Kingdom Human Services (NKHS) web site. We hope you find it useful & we appreciate your feedback.

For Emergency Care, see below

Confidentiality & privacy are common threads in all that we do. These principles are at the core of our therapeutic & trusting relationships with those in our care. We strive to be a quiet service that does not bring undue attention to those who walk through our doors. Community members and the people that we serve govern us. We are partners with the State of Vermont in meeting legislative mandates to provide care.

Eric Grims, Executive Director



We provide services to children & adults with:
Chronic mental illness
Developmental disabilities
Substance abuse problems
Other mental health & medical psychiatric needs.












Mailing Address St. Johnsbury Office Newport Office
181 Crawford Rd, Derby
P.O. Box 724
Newport, VT 05855

General Information
(802) 748-3181

Mental Health and
Developmental Services

Substance Abuse Services
(802) 748-1682


General Information
(802) 334-6744

Mental Health and
Developmental Services

Substance Abuse Services
(802) 334-5246


Emergency Care

We provide 24-hour emergency services, seven days a week. Our Newport and St. Johnsbury offices are open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. When our offices are closed, your call will be automatically routed to the local hospital. The receptionist will take your call and the NKHS staff person on duty will get in touch with you as quickly as possible.

Emergency numbers:

Mental Health, Newport area (Orleans and Northern Essex counties):
(802) 334-6744 / 800-696-4979

Mental Health, St. Johnsbury area (Caledonia and Southern Essex counties):
(802) 748-3181 / 800-649-0118

Substance Abuse, Newport area (Orleans and Northern Essex counties):
(802) 334-5246 / (802) 334-5247

Substance Abuse, St. Johnsbury area (Caledonia and Southern Essex counties):
(802) 748-1682 / (802) 472-6581