Maine Primary Care Association and Penobscot Community Health Care Launch Pilot Program to Combat Opioid Epidemic in Maine

BANGOR, Maine, Nov. 10—An innovative program expanding low-barrier treatment for opiate use disorder—potentially serving thousands of people across Maine—launches this month at six of the state’s community health centers. This pilot project—training community-based providers to build and maintain medically assisted treatment clinics—will increase access to this critically needed treatment in areas most affected by the […]

Grant from New Balance to Support WOW Clinic

 A generous grant from the New Balance Foundation will support the work of Maine’s premier childhood obesity program right here PCHC.  The $100,000 grant awarded in August, will fund the WOW 4 Wellness clinic that helps kids and families throughout Maine. “This truly generous grant allows us to continue to help young people who have […]

Request For Proposal (RFP) For Insurance Brokerage Services Announced – Deadline Oct. 29, 2021

FULL RFP Penobscot Community Health Center, Inc. (“PCHC”) requests proposals from entities who are in the business of offering insurance brokerage services to health care entities (“Bidder”) as further described in this RFP. PCHC is a nonprofit, Section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation with its administrative offices located in Bangor, Maine (“PCHC”). PCHC operates a Federally Qualified […]

Penobscot Community Healthcare Preserves Capacity for Rapid COVID Tests

BANGOR, Sept. 14—With the Delta variant surging in Maine and amid rising positive cases and hospitalizations, the state’s largest federally qualified health center will restrict the use of Rapid Antigen COVID testing to its employees and to essential workers, including other workers in healthcare, officials said today. Travelers who need to show proof of negative […]

Free Martin Honored for Community Service

BANGOR, Maine, Sept. 7—The first Doty-Woodward Award, which honors and highlights extraordinary community service and spirit, has been given to Free Martin, a Bangor businessman who turned over his hotel property to house and serve people experiencing homelessness. Penobscot Community Health Care, which provides shelter, support, health care, and navigation to permanent housing through Hope […]

PCHC Remembers Theresa Knowles

It is with great sadness that PCHC announces the death of Theresa Bray Knowles. Theresa was PCHC’s Chief Quality Officer for many years – a health care hero, a dedicated mother, a fierce champion for the most vulnerable, a fixture in her community, and a beloved colleague. In her 45 years, Theresa did so much […]

Brewer Providers Teaching Culturally Competent Care

Pride Month, wrapping up this week, can be a lighthearted festival, complete with rainbow flags, sassy memes and rowdy parades. It’s also an important and visible reminder of progress toward equality—and the distance still to be covered in treating all people equally. A small group of PCHC providers are quietly working on ways to make […]

The 2020 Annual Report is Now Available

Penobscot Community Health Care is proud to make available the digital version of our 2020 Annual Report. Inside you’ll see the many efforts and measures we took to provide excellent patient care throughout the most challenging of circumstances. Resilience and innovation were definitely demanded of all healthcare providers during those challenging months–and so was a […]

First Dental Therapist in Maine Approved for Penobscot Community Health Care

Maine’s first dental therapist—a cutting-edge new role in oral health—has been licensed by the state to practice at Penobscot Community Health Care. Claire Roesler, RDH, MDT was approved by the state dental board this week.  Dental therapists are advanced practice professionals, similar to nurse practitioners or physician assistants in medical clinics, who must have advanced […]

PCHC Dental Center Launches New Accessible Care Room

BANGOR, Maine, Feb. 23—Penobscot Community Health Care’s Dental Center has opened a new service for patients for whom routine oral care is not always easy, another milestone toward providing universally accessible dental care.  A new exam alcove at the center was custom built to specialize in caring for patients with physical disabilities, making it possible […]