PCHC Receives Supplemental Grant for Behavioral Health

BANGOR – Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC), the largest Federally Qualified Health Center in Maine, has been awarded a supplemental grant of $167,000 by the Health Resources and Services Administration for behavioral health. The Integrated Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) grant is to support an increase in access to integrated behavioral health services including mental health… Read more »

PCHC Receives Grant Aimed at Opioid Crisis in Waldo County

BANGOR – Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC), the largest Federally Qualified Health Center in Maine, has been awarded a $1,000,000 grant with the purpose of combating the opioid crisis in Waldo County. The Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) Implementation Grant is awarded by the US Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and… Read more »

PCHC Goes Over the Edge for Kids!

More Than 70 People Rappel off Hollywood Casino Second annual “Over the Edge” fundraiser supports children’s mental health BANGOR – Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) for the second year in a row has partnered with Over the Edge, giving people the opportunity to rappel off of one of Bangor’s tallest buildings. This year, that building… Read more »

Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse to Host Musical Fundraiser

BANGOR – Melodies for the Mind, a musical event to benefit Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 10 at the Hampden Academy Performing Arts Center (PAC). The inaugural fundraiser will be held on World Mental Health Day, a day that aims to raise awareness of mental health issues around… Read more »

PCHC Earns Distinction of Leader in Healthcare Equality

BANGOR – Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC), the largest Federally Qualified Health Center in Maine, has been recognized again as a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality. The distinction came from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s (HRCFoundation) Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), which scores health care facilities on policies and practices dedicated to the equitable treatment and… Read more »

PCHC Receives Grant Aimed at Reducing Overdose Deaths

BANGOR – Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC), the largest Federally Qualified Health Center in Maine, has been awarded a $50,000 grant with the purpose of helping to reduce death due to overdose, and encourage the process of recovery.  The funds will be used to distribute naloxone, which is a safe, highly effective life-saving medication that… Read more »

PCHC Receives Highly Competitive HRSA Grant

BANGOR – Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC), the largest Federally Qualified Health Center in Maine, in partnership with The University of Maine School of Nursing in Orono, Harrington Family Health Center in Harrington, and Hometown Health Center in Newport and Dexter, has received a four-year grant award to support a Nurse Practitioner (NP) Residency Program…. Read more »

Support 24/7 Acute Care at PCHC’s Jackman Community Health Center

In 2014, Jackman Community Health Center became a practice of PCHC, a federally qualified health center.  Jackman Community Health Center (JCHC) has been able to provide accessible and affordable primary health care services including family medicine, X-ray, care management, laboratory services, and 24/7 acute care.   PCHC is committed to continue to provide access to primary… Read more »

PCHC Receives Maine Cancer Foundation Grant Award to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce a two-year grant award from the Maine Cancer Foundation in the amount of $100,000 to support efforts to improve colorectal cancer screening rates. Colorectal cancer is Maine’s third leading cause of new cancer cases and cancer-related deaths.  Screening is vital to the prevention and successful treatment… Read more »

Trip Gardner, MD, Receives PCHC’s Dr. Robert P. Allen Quality Award

Trip Gardner, MD, Chief Psychiatric Officer and Medical Director for Homeless Healthcare Services, was awarded the Dr. Robert P. Allen Quality Award at PCHC’s Annual Meeting, held April 22, 2019, at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bangor.  Dr. Gardner was recognized for being singularly responsible for the initiation and implementation of PCHC’s integrated care model, for… Read more »

PCHC Receives MeHAF Grant to Drive Rural Health Innovation in Jackman

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) was recently awarded a Rural Health Transformation grant from the Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF) for continuing work to build a sustainable urgent care program in the Jackman region. MeHAF awarded three other projects in Franklin, Hancock, and Oxford counties with the intent of supporting programs that provide access to… Read more »

Michele Broadhurst, DC, Chiropractor, Joins PCHC

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Michele Broadhurst, DC, has joined the providers and staff at Penobscot Community Health Center, 1012 Union Street, Bangor. Dr. Broadhurst has over 15 years of experience as a Chiropractor and is dedicated to providing compassionate, effective medical care to patients suffering from chronic pain. Her… Read more »

Penobscot Pediatrics will continue care for Newborns

Written By Dr. Noah Nesin and Dr. Kristen Martin, Special to the BDN •  Published via the Bangor Daily News on February 26, 2019 The Bangor Daily News Feb. 19 article, “A Bangor pediatrics group has stopped sending doctors to visit newborns,” may have created confusion within the community. To provide clarity and assurance to our patients and… Read more »

Celebrating School-Based Health Centers

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is joining school-based health center providers and advocates from across the nation in recognizing the month of February as National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month. National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month is sponsored by the School-Based Health Alliance, a national organization that promotes and supports school-based health centers to assure all children… Read more »

Sandra Ewer, FNP, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Joins PCHC

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Sandra Ewer, FNP, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, has joined the providers and staff at Penobscot Community Health Center, 1012 Union Street, Bangor. Sandra has more than 20 years of nursing experience in the greater Bangor region and is dedicated to providing high quality, individualized women’s… Read more »

Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund Awards $15,000 to Jackman Community Health Center

Jackman, Maine— Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that the Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund recently awarded a $15,000 grant to make heating and cooling system improvements (heat pumps) in newly renovated space at Jackman Community Health Center.  Jackman Community Health Center (JCHC) is located at 376 Main Street, Jackman, and is staffed by… Read more »

Homeless Vigil Planned for December 21st

Bangor’s Annual Homeless Memorial Day Bangor, Maine — PCHC’s Hope House Health & Living Center, in collaboration with the Hammond Street Congregational Church, the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter, the Shaw House, and FACT (Families and Children Together), will sponsor a Homeless Vigil at Hammond Street Congregational Church, 28 High Street, Bangor on Friday, December 21nd… Read more »

This Wednesday – R(a)pelling Stigma – PCHC Goes Over the Edge for Recovery!

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) has partnered with Over the Edge to bring a brand new event to Bangor this Wednesday. R(a)pelling Stigma is an adventure fundraiser featuring an exciting opportunity for members of the public to rappel down the Cross Insurance Center on Main Street and help r(a)pell stigma around substance use disorder! All… Read more »