March 13 Marketplace Informational Session Cancelled

Due to the forecasted snowstorm, the Marketplace Informational Session scheduled for March 13 from 5–7pm at Brewer Medical Center will be cancelled. The next Marketplace Informational Session at Brewer Medical Center will continue as scheduled on Monday, March 17. We apologize for any inconvenience, and hope you and your family stay safe and warm during… Read more »

Amy Fradel, FNP-C, Joins Winterport Community Health Center

PCHC is pleased to announce that Amy Fradel, FNP-C, has joined the staff of Winterport Community Health Center, 775 North Main Street, Winterport.  Ms. Fradel’s practice centers on all aspects of high-quality medical care, including patient physicals, acute visits, and health care maintenance. Ms. Fradel earned her undergraduate degree in nursing at the University of… Read more »

March 12 Marketplace Informational Session Cancelled

Due to the forecasted snowstorm, the Marketplace Informational Session scheduled for March 12 from 5–7pm at Penobscot Community Health Center will be cancelled. The next Marketplace Informational Session will continue as scheduled on Wednesday, March 19. We apologize for any inconvenience, and hope you and your family stay safe and warm during the snowstorm. Click… Read more »

Noah Nesin, MD, Appointed PCHC’s Chief Medical Officer

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Noah Nesin, MD, FAAFP, will assume PCHC’s Chief Medical Officer position upon Dr. Bob Allen’s retirement in mid-March. Dr. Nesin is a collaborative leader who believes strongly in the need to transform the health care delivery system through transparency, accountability, evidence, and measurement. Kenneth Schmidt,… Read more »

What do I need to know about vitamin D?

Over the last few decades a number of vitamin supplements have had their 15 minutes of fame as they were promoted for unproven health benefits. Linus Pauling incorrectly postulated that vitamin C supplements could prevent and treat viral infections, a concept which still persists and is manifested in the extreme by a story I recently… Read more »

Medication Take-Back & Brown Bag Day

Turn in unwanted or expired meds at Brewer Medical Center from 9am-1pm on March 19th. The Brewer Police Department will be on-hand to safely dispose of them. Pharmacy staff will also offer “brown-bag” checks to go over medication safety and any barriers you may have to taking medication as prescribed. The event is free and… Read more »

PCHC & Bangor Housing to Host March 4th Insurance Marketplace Event

PCHC and Bangor Housing are hosting a “Get Covered” event at 6pm on Tuesday, March 4th, at the Bangor Housing Community Center to help the public use the Federal Marketplace to get health insurance and avoid penalties at tax time. The session will give attendees real information and tools to get affordable health coverage.  Parents… Read more »

Seaport Community Health Center Expands Hours

Seaport Community Health Center, located at 41 Wight Street in Belfast, has expanded its regular office hours to 7 AM to 8 PM (Monday-Friday) and 8 AM to 1 PM (Saturday).  It also has an after-hours call system providing patient access by phone 365 days of the year. For all inquiries, or to become a… Read more »

New Phone Number at Penobscot Community Health Center on Union Street

In an effort to improve response times and to help make our phone system more patient-friendly, we are working to establish phone numbers that go direct to the practice/department dialed rather than patients having to select the location from a menu when they call. This change is happening first at Penobscot Community Health Center (our… Read more »

Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse Members Receive Food Safety Training

PCHC is pleased to announce that 12 members and two staff of Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse participated in a two week training at Husson University, made possible through a grant from Maine Community Foundation.  The course focused on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) Training through the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute and the WelcomeME… Read more »

Eastern Maine AIDS Network (EMAN) is Moving to Summer Street

Eastern Maine AIDS Network (EMAN) is moving to 34 Summer Street, Bangor, and will open for services at its new location on February 17th.  No interruptions to client services are anticipated at this time. The move will allow EMAN to focus its scarce resources on client services and places them at a convenient location in… Read more »

National Wear Red Day at PCHC

PCHC wore red today, on National Wear Red Day, to raise awareness of heart disease – the leading cause of death for both men and women. Check out the photos around our practices below:

Jackman Region Health Center Clinic To Join PCHC

The primary care practice at Jackman Region Health Center, located at 376 Main Street, Jackman, is joining the PCHC family on February 28th and will become Jackman Community Health Center.  The providers the community knows and loves, Patricia Doyle, MD, and Anya Babiarz, PA-C, will continue to provide the same great care patients have come… Read more »

Peter Millard, MD, PhD, joins Seaport Community Health Center

Peter Millard, MD, PhD, has joined the staff of PCHC’s Seaport Community Health Center, 41 Wight Street, Belfast.  Dr. Millard’s practice centers on all aspects of high-quality medical care, including patient physicals, acute visits, and health care maintenance. Dr. Millard received his undergraduate degree from Amherst College and his Medical Degree from the University of… Read more »

Learn more about the Health Insurance Marketplace & Coverage Options

Bangor, Maine – Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is hosting free educational sessions on the Health Insurance Marketplace in Bangor, Brewer, and Old Town. Certified Application Counselors are available to help you apply for health insurance through the federal Marketplace. From January 27 until the end of the open enrollment period on March 31, you… Read more »

Health Insurance Marketplace

Lisa Bergmark, PA-C, Joins PCHC’s Brewer Medical Center

PCHC is pleased to announce that Lisa Bergmark, PA-C, has joined the medical staff of PCHC’s Brewer Medical Center, 735 Wilson Street, Brewer to provide Walk-In Care Services.  Ms. Bergmark’s practice centers on all aspects of high-quality acute medical care and treatment for all ages.  Robert Allen, MD, PCHC’s Executive Medical Director, states, “Lisa has 3… Read more »

Capehart Community Health Center Helps Capehart Community

For the past three years, PCHC’s Capehart Community Health Center located at 86 Davis Road has been helping members of their community through the generosity and support of the Downeast Toyota/Scion Wellness Center and Food and Medicine, both of Brewer.  During this holiday season, the Downeast Toyota/Scion Wellness Center will be making Christmas magical for… Read more »

Longest Night Homeless Vigil Planned for December 21st

PCHC’s Hope House Homeless Shelter in collaboration with the Hammond Street Congregational Church and the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter will sponsor the Homeless Vigil at Hammond Street Congregational Church, 28 High Street, Bangor on Saturday, December 21st.  Please join us in remembering those who passed away in homelessness this year. Date:   Saturday, December 21st Time:  … Read more »

Insurance Marketplace Events in Bangor, Brewer, & Old Town

PCHC is hosting free educational sessions on the Health Insurance Marketplace in Bangor, Brewer, and Old Town over the next two weeks.  The events are open to the public and intended to provide more information about the marketplace and coverage options, as well as assist those interested with the enrollment process.  Trained representatives from PCHC… Read more »

PCHC Recognized as a National Model of Innovative Primary Care Practice

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is among 30 clinics nationwide selected as an Exemplar Primary Care Practice by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Group Health Research Institute, who have teamed up on a new initiative to identify practice innovations that make primary care more efficient, effective, and satisfying to patients and providers. The Primary… Read more »

Insurance Marketplace Outreach to UMaine Students

PCHC’s Community HealthCorps Members will be on-hand at the University of Maine’s Memorial Union in Orono, on Wednesday, December 4th from 10am-2pm to educate students on the importance of health insurance for young people. Community HealthCorps members, part of the AmeriCorps Program, will be available to answer questions and assist with enrollment. Event Information What:… Read more »