Posts By: cweston

Penobscot Community Health Care Temporarily Curtailing All Non-Emergency Visits

BANGOR – Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) has announced that, effective March 20, it began curtailing most face-to-face, non-emergency visits and instead seeing patients via telemedicine or through the telephone to the maximum extent possible, based on CDC guidance. All PCHC walk-in care sites will remain open. Telemedicine services are being phased in with all… Read more »

Penobscot Community Health Care Says It’s Not Too Late to Protect Against Influenza with a Flu Shot

BANGOR – Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC), the largest Federally Qualified Health Center in Maine, is reminding Mainers that it is not too late to get a vaccine for influenza. The reminder comes as the nation and the world are talking about the potential spreading of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), and PCHC officials caution that a flu… Read more »

Penobscot Pediatrics Recognized by Let’s Go! for Helping Kids Make Healthy Choices

BANGOR – Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC), the largest Federally Qualified Health Center in Maine, has announced that Penobscot Pediatrics has received the Site of Distinction Award from Let’s Go! The Site of Distinction award is given to health care practices for encouraging patients to make healthy choices every day by following the program’s evidence-based… Read more »

PCHC Receives Grant to Battle Substance Use Disorder

BANGOR – Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC), the largest Federally Qualified Health Center in Maine, has been awarded a grant by the United Way of Eastern Maine for efforts to prevent, treat, and support recovery from Substance Use Disorder. The grant was awarded specifically to PCHC’s Hope House Health and Living Center’s homeless shelter in… Read more »

Open Enrollment Ends Sunday

BANGOR – Maine Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Deputy Commissioner Sara Gagne-Holmes joined officials from Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) and health care advocates to remind Mainers to sign up for coverage before open enrollment ends Sunday. That means the window of opportunity for individuals to sign up for health insurance or make… Read more »

PCHC Receives Grant for Dental Hygiene Therapist

BANGOR – Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC), the largest Federally Qualified Health Center in Maine, has been awarded a $25,000 grant by the Dental Trade Alliance Foundation. The grant will be used to pilot a Dental Hygiene Therapist at the PCHC Dental Center. Dental Hygiene Therapists are similar to what Physician Assistants are to a… Read more »

PCHC Announces 2019 Employee of the Year!

We are thrilled to present the 2019 Employees of the Year! This group of employees are being acknowledged for their outstanding commitment to PCHC’s Mission, Vision, and Values. Through their work, they go above and beyond to serve our patients and support the success of the organization. Please join me in congratulating our colleagues! Overall… Read more »

Penobscot Community Health Care Celebrates New Peds Center

BANGOR – Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is celebrating the official opening of its new home for Penobscot Pediatrics. The new facility is located at 6 Telecom Drive in Bangor, space most recently occupied by the former Verizon call center. Penobscot Pediatrics’ new location will open its doors to patients on Monday, Nov. 4 at… Read more »

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 »