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 […]

PCHC Updates Walk-In Care Hours

PCHC walk-in care has updated its hours as of Jan. 8, 2022. in order to provide staffing during our heaviest trafficked days, the organization is expanding Saturday WIC hours from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and closing on Sundays. A majority of our walk-in care locations will now operate, […]

PCHC Completes Purchase of Waldo Complex

Penobscot Community Health Care, the largest federally qualified health center in Maine, has completed its purchase of a multi-building complex in Belfast.  The large property will allow PCHC to grow its busy local clinic while expanding services to meet growing community needs, the organization said today. Work will begin soon to renovate and retrofit one […]

PCHC Veterans Day Profile: Jennifer White

On this Veteran’s Day, we wanted to highlight the story of one of our own veterans, Jennifer White in Human Resources. Here is her story as she tells it: I grew up in Enfield, Maine. I had a good childhood and was supported by two wonderful parents. I had two siblings, an older brother (also […]

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 […]