Press Releases

Noah Nesin, “Family Doctor” and Public Health Leader, Honored by the State of Maine for Substance-Use Disorder Treatment

Noah Nesin, M.D., longtime family doctor and former chief medical officer at Penobscot Community Health Care, was honored by the state of Maine this week for his work treating substance use disorder.  Gov. Janet Mills, addressing the 2022 Opioid Response Summit, announced that the Governor’s Award would go to Nesin “in grateful appreciation” of his […]

New Telehealth Project Enhances Access in Jackman

JACKMAN, Maine July 1—An innovative project employing paramedics as urgent care providers—connected via telehealth to emergency room physicians 100 miles away—has launched successfully in one of Maine’s most remote communities. The federal grant-funded project has been up and running for about a month in this frontier community (pop. 823) less than 20 miles from the […]

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 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 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 […]

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 […]

PCHC Infusion Center Celebrates 2-years and Millions in Savings for Patients

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC), the largest federally qualified health center in Maine, is celebrating the second anniversary of its state-of-the-art Infusion Center. The Infusion Center, which opened its doors in the summer of 2018, offers low-cost non-oncology infusions in an outpatient setting.  In just two years of operation, the PCHC Infusion Center has generated […]