Sojourns Community Health Clinic was founded by Dr. Linda Haltinner and incorporated as a nonprofit in January, 2000. Dr. Haltinner has been a health care practitioner for over 30 years.
Prior to founding Sojourns, she ran a successful private practice serving over 2000 families as Saxtons River Family Chiropractic (SRFC) for 14 years.
Dr. Haltinner conceived of Sojourns as means of achieving a broader and farther-reaching impact on the health care delivery system locally and regionally.
She envisioned and facilitated the realization of a truly integrated wellness-based health and educational center where clients participate in their healing processes, and integrated practitioner teams deliver exceptionally high-quality affordable health care.
After receiving a generous gift from an anonymous donor, Sojourns was able to purchase and begin renovation of our current location at Long River Farm in Westminster Vermont.
The farm is eleven acres of prime Connecticut River bottomland, contiguous with farmland on either side.
It is Certified Organic and continues to be organically farmed by a local farm family with strong community ties and a founding role in the creation of a large organic marketing cooperative and of farm and garden programs in the local schools.
Our clinic now treats an average of 400 clients per week and offers a broad variety of integrated client-centered care. Sojourns is a sustainable, viable community health clinic.
Our goal is to continue to evolve our integrated practice model and to serve as a model for future iterations, locally and nationally.