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Mental Health Awareness Month

The month of May is mental health awareness month and Executive Clinical Director for Psychotherapy, Colleen Owens joined us to talk about how all of us, no matter who we are or where we come from, deal with our mental health on a daily basis. Check out the video and the resources below to learn […]

Dental Assistant Training Program Graduates its First Class of DAs

One of the new programs designed to improve both internal and external operations at PCHC Dental Center, the Dental Assisting Training Program, celebrated its first cohort of graduates this week, Abby Pelotte, Brooklyn Tompkins, and Michaela Stewart, successfully completed a rigorous eight-week training program, with the goal of providing on-the-job training to get health care […]

PCHC Observes Medical Lab Professionals Week

This week is Medical Lab Professionals Week, and we’d like to celebrate and honor a group that plays such a vital role in caring for our community members. Our small but mighty lab staff works tirelessly to process tests and data to give our providers the information needed to treat our patients. Hear from some of […]

Tight-Knit Hygiene Team Provides Experience and a Steady Presence at Dental

Restructuring and new leadership have brought lots of change to the Dental Center. One thing that hasn’t changed much in more than a decade: is the tight-knit hygiene team. Our dental hygienists have been like glue during the transition—bringing new groups together and focusing on morale and fun. To celebrate National Dental Hygienist Week, we […]

PCHC Named a Healthcare Equality Leader

The health center is one of 496 healthcare providers nationwide earning the coveted “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader” designation BANGOR, Maine—For the 12th year in a row, Penobscot Community Health Care has been designated a healthcare equality leader by the Human Rights Campaign.  The largest federally qualified health center in the state, PCHC received an evaluation […]

PCHC Proud to Be Honored by Bangor Chamber of Commerce

Penobscot Community Health Care, the largest community health center in Maine serving nearly 60,000 patients, is proud to have been named – along with Northern Light Health and St. Joseph Health—business of the year by the Bangor Area Chamber of Commerce. The recognition of the value PCHC provides to the community is an honor and […]

PCHC Recognizes and Honors Social Workers during Social Work Appreciation Month

It’s Social Work Appreciation Month, but thousands of the people we serve would tell you that one month is not nearly sufficient to appreciate the work of PCHC’s 49 social workers (including 18 social workers in care management and 31 Licensed Clinical Social Workers). Some social workers focus on mental health and work as counselors, […]

PCHC Achieves Key National Accreditation

BANGOR, Maine, Jan. 25—Penobscot Community Health Care, the largest federally qualified community health center in Maine, has won a key safety and quality distinction from a national organization.  The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care this month certified that PCHC adheres to rigorous standards and a process of continuous improvement. The AAAHC surveys organizations every […]