Hope House Receives Bangor Savings Bank Grant for Renovations

PCHC is pleased to announce that the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation has generously awarded PCHC’s Hope House Health & Living Center a grant in the amount of $25,000 to help fund a new entryway and medical clinic. Renovations will increase safety and improve quality of life for people using Hope House services and for the neighboring… Read more »

Warren Center Named Area’s Best Hearing Aid Center

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that the Warren Center has been voted the Best Hearing Aid Center in the Bangor Area by consumers. According to Market Surveys of America, an independent survey company, the center provides the best service when it comes to hearing aids. This is the 8th time that… Read more »

Jackman Community Health Fair Postponed

Due to tomorrow’s (August 13) weather forecast, the Community Health Fair and BBQ scheduled from 12:30-3:00 at Jackman Community Health Center will be postponed to date later in August. So, stay dry tomorrow and please plan to join us for your free health screening and lunch later this month! We will post updated plans very… Read more »

Ernest (Jamie) Holden, DMD, Joins PCHC Dental Center

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Ernest (Jamie) Holden, DMD, has joined the staff of PCHC Dental Center, 1048 Union Street, Bangor to provide high-quality oral health care, including management of medically complex patients. Dr. Holden received his undergraduate degree from Quinnipiac University and his Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree from… Read more »

Seaport Community Health Center Open House July 31st!

Seaport Community Health Center (SCHC), a practice of Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC), invites the public to join them for a Community Open House at their NEW and expanded location at 53 Schoodic Drive, Belfast, on Thursday, July 31, 2014, 3:30 – 6:30 pm. Event Details What: Community Open House When:Thursday, July 31, 2014, 3:30… Read more »

PCHC Receives Donation From Henry Schein Cares

PCHC is excited to have received contributions of various medical supplies under a grant from the Henry Schein Cares Global Product Donation Program. Through this program, Henry Schein, Inc., the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health, and medical practitioners, will provide several health care product donations valued at… Read more »

PCHC Dental Center Welcomes New Residents

PCHC Dental Center has welcomed four new General Practice Dental Residents, under the direction of Philip Higgins, Jr., DMD Chief Dental Officer and General Practice Residency Director. General Practice Dental Residents Mark Franklin, DDS, Owen Johnson, DDS, Peter Levandoski, DMD, and Natalie Sigwart, DDS, joined PCHC Dental Center in July, and Jenna Gaw, DDS, will join PCHC… Read more »

Bart Hotchkin, DPT, Joins Seaport Community Health Center

PCHC is pleased to announce that Bart Hotchkin, DPT, Doctor of Physical Therapy, has joined the staff of Seaport Community Health Center, 41 Wight Street, Belfast to provide integrated physical therapy services. Dr. Hotchkin received both his undergraduate degree in Psychobiology and his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Arcadia University, Glenside, PA. Prior to joining Penobscot… Read more »

Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse Achieves Accreditation

PCHC is pleased to announce that Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse, a service of PCHC, has achieved accreditation through Clubhouse International. In a letter sent from Joel Cocoran, President of Clubhouse International, Joel states “As you know Clubhouse International Accreditation involves an evaluation of the Clubhouse in terms of fidelity to the International Standards for Clubhouse Programs”. The… Read more »

Seaport Community Health Center is Moving!

Belfast, Maine – Seaport Community Health Center (SCHC), a practice of Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC), is excited to announce its future relocation from 41 Wight Street in Belfast to 53 Schoodic Drive (on the athenaHealth campus). The move is scheduled for summer. Seaport’s new facility will be a fully integrated patient-centered medical home and… Read more »

PCHC Awarded Northeast Delta Dental Foundation Grant

PCHC is pleased to announce that the board of the Northeast Delta Dental Foundation has approved a grant of $9,933 to help PCHC’s Dental Center fund dental sedation for patients without insurance coverage for this service. The Northeast Delta Dental Foundation is committed to helping improve access to oral health care, and has partnered with Penobscot… Read more »

PCHC to Host a Public e-Waste Disposal Event June 14th

PCHC has partnered with Electronics End, LLC, to offer the public a safe way to dispose of electronic waste. Join us between 9am-2pm on June 14th at 1048 Union Street, Bangor (by the flagpole in front of PCHC’s Dental Center) to dispose of computers, laptops, printers, monitors, televisions, and batteries from power tools, computers, automobiles… Read more »

Margaritas Fundraiser for Summer Street Health Center May 29th

Join us at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, 15 Mill Street in Orono, ME on Thursday, May 29 from 4:00 to close. Margaritas will host a Noche Mexicana Fundraiser and donate 15% of pre-taxed food and beverage sales from participating families, friends and supporters to the PCHC Summer Street Health Center. Guests can choose items from any… Read more »

Sarah Smiley to Speak at Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse

PCHC’s Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse is pleased to invite the public to join them on Wednesday, May 28th at 9:00am as Sarah Smiley speaks at their 30 Summer Street, Bangor, location as part of their Mental Health Month events. Sarah is a syndicated newspaper columnist, author, and navy wife, who plans to speak to the group… Read more »

PCHC to Break Ground on Hope House Improvements May 13th

Bangor, Maine – Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that it will break ground on the Hope House Health & Living Center renovations project at 2:30pm on Tuesday, May 13th at 179 Indiana Avenue, Bangor. Local, state and national leaders, as well as local contractors working on the project and the many… Read more »

Barbara Vereault, DO, Named Maine Family Physician of the Year

PCHC’s Barbara Vereault, DO, was named the 2014 Maine Family Physician of the Year by the Maine Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP).  Dr. Vereault was nominated by Dr. Vince Michaud of EMMC Husson Family Medicine and received the award at the MAFP Annual Meeting on April 10-11th. The award is given annually to a physician… Read more »

Seaport Community Health Center to Host Movie Screening & Discussion on Addictions in the Belfast Community

In an attempt to begin the wider community discussion about the insidious and expanding problem of addictions, Seaport Community Health Center and the Colonial Theater are co-sponsoring a one-time showing of the film “The Hungry Heart” (http://thehungryheartmovie.org/) at 7:00 pm on Tuesday evening, May 6, followed by a community discussion. The event will be held… Read more »

Brewer School Based Health Center to Host Health Fair

PCHC’s Brewer School Based Health Center is hosting its 5th Annual Health Fair at the Brewer Community School on Tuesday, April 15, 8am-2pm.  The event focuses on health and safety and will feature several area businesses and organizations, including the Bangor Y, Spruce Run, Healthy Maine Partnerships, Sam’s Club, Operation Life Saver, and UMaine, among… Read more »

Carol Browning, MD, Joins Seaport Community Health Center

Carol Browning, MD, Psychiatrist, has joined the staff of Seaport Community Health Center, 41 Wight Street, Belfast to provide integrated psychiatric care.  Dr. Browning’s will provide consultative services to Seaport’s primary care providers.  Dr. Browning received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University, her Medical Degree from Upstate Medical University, and completed a psychiatric residency at… Read more »

Medical Myths

Keeping up with the most current information in medicine is always challenging.  It is a rapidly changing landscape and as our knowledge expands, standards of care change and recommendations are adapted.  However, there have also always been pervasive yet unfounded “medical myths” that are often quoted and can even be perpetuated by those of us… Read more »

Noah Nesin, MD