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 »

PCHC to Host Tree-Lighting at Helen Hunt Health Center

 Penobscot Community Health Care welcomes you to join us for our annual tree lighting at Helen Hunt Health Center, to include the singing of festive holiday favorites, warm refreshments, and a visit from a special guest – Santa, on Monday, December 2, 4:30 pm, in front of the health center, at 242 Brunswick Street, Old… Read more »

Jackman Region Health Center Clinic to Join PCHC

PCHC is pleased to announce that the primary care practice, Jackman Region Health Center, located at 376 Main Street, Jackman, will be joining the PCHC family, Maine’s largest, and only Joint Commission Accredited Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC).  PCHC received grant funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support the New… Read more »


PCHC announced that it has received $31,455 in grant funding from the Cardinal Health Foundation to improve medication safety for patients with heart failure or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Specifically, Penobscot Community Health Care will use funding from the Cardinal Health Foundation to enable a Pharmacy Resident to assess medications, self-care ability, and barriers… Read more »

Susan Hoovler, FNP-C, Joins Capehart Community Health Center

Susan Hoovler, MSN, FNP-C, Family Nurse Practitioner, has joined the medical staff of PCHC’s Capehart Community Health Center, 86 Davis Road, Bangor, as Clinical Leader for that practice.  Ms. Hoovler’s practice centers on all aspects of high-quality medical care, including patient physicals, acute visits, minor office procedures, women’s health, and health care maintenance.  Ms. Hoovler… Read more »

2013 Senior Expo Planned for November 12th

Please join Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) and Eastern Area Agency on Aging for the 2013 Senior Expo on Tuesday, November 12th, 9am-1pm at the Brewer Auditorium, 318 Wilson Street, Brewer.   The event is sponsored in part by Walgreens and will focus on senior health and safety.   Health screenings, flu shots, and falls risk assessments will… Read more »

PCHC Hosting Health Insurance Marketplace Education Session

Please join PCHC for a free educational session on the Health Insurance Marketplace at Brewer Medical Center, 735 Wilson Street, Brewer, on Thursday, November 7, 5:30-7:30pm. The event is open to the public and is intended to provide more information about the marketplace and coverage options, as well as assist those interested with the enrollment… Read more »

PCHC Hosts Diabetes Expo

PCHC, in collaboration with St. Joseph Hospital, hosted an informational Diabetes Expo on Friday, November 1st at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer. The expo featured special guest speaker and Diabetes Champion, Ruth Charne, (click here to learn more about Ruth Charne) several area vendors and free giveaways, as well as a cooking demonstration and educational sessions on… Read more »

Bangor Community Partners For Clean Up

 The City of Bangor, the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter, Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC), and numerous partner organizations are proud to work together for a collaborative community project, “Pines” Clean Up, as part of the United Way of Eastern Maine’s Days of Caring, Friday, October 25, 2013.  Event Information What:              “Pines” Clean Up When:              October… Read more »

Tina Brown, FNP-C, Joins Penobscot Community Health Center

Bangor, Maine – Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Tina Brown, RN, MSN, FNP-C, has joined the medical staff of PCHC’s Penobscot Community Health Center, 1012 Union Street, Bangor.  Ms. Brown’s practice centers on all aspects of high-quality medical care, including patient physicals, acute visits, and health care maintenance. Ms. Brown… Read more »

Announcing PCHC’s New Website

PCHC is happy to announce the arrival of its new, updated website! Our website was rebuilt from the ground up with the latest web technologies to make finding the information you need faster and easier. Some new features include: Brand-new search — find providers, services, locations and more quickly and easily. Advanced provider search tools… Read more »

PCHC Launches New Website

PCHC Dental Center Now Offering Orthodontics

PCHC is pleased to announce the addition of orthodontics to the range of services offered at PCHC Dental Center, 1048 Union Street, Bangor.  Very few offices in the state accept MaineCare for these services so it is especially important to PCHC’s mission and to patient access.  To provide these services, PCHC has welcomed experience orthodontist, Edward… Read more »

Lawrence Smith, MD, Certified as Medical Director In Long Term Care

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Lawrence Smith, MD, PCHC Community Care and Geriatrics Medical Director, has earned certification as Medical Director in Long Term Care from the Board of Directors of the American Medical Directors Certification Program (AMDCP).  The Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care Program was created to… Read more »

PCHC & St. Joseph Healthcare to Host 2013 Diabetes Expo

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) and St. Joseph Healthcare are hosting a Diabetes Expo on Friday, November 1st 9am-3pm at Jeff’s Catering in the East/West Industrial Park, 15 Littlefield Way, Brewer. The Diabetes Expo will feature special guest speaker and Diabetes Champion, Ruth Charne, several area vendors and free giveaways, as well as a cooking… Read more »

Peggy Clark, Speech-Language Pathologist, Joins Warren Center

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Peggy Clark, MA, CCC-SLP, has joined the staff of PCHC’s Warren Center to provide Speech Therapy Services.  Ms. Clark received her undergraduate degree from the University of Chattanooga, TN, and her Masters of Science in Communication from the University of Maine.  Prior to joining Penobscot… Read more »

Health Insurance Marketplace Opening Celebrated in Bangor

Consumers Encouraged to Enroll for Health Insurance Coverage Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) and Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF) invite you to join the Bangor kickoff campaign to educate Maine people about the new Health Insurance Marketplace on the opening day of enrollment, October 1st.  Other kick-off events are being hosted in Lewiston, Portland, Presque… Read more »

Dr. Robert Allen to Receive MHMC’s 20 in 20 Award

PCHC is pleased to announce that Robert P. Allen MD, MHCM, FACC, Executive Medical Director has been named to Maine Health Management Coalition’s (MHMC) 20 in 20 list of influential health care leaders and is slated to receive the award at MHMC’s Annual Symposium on October 10th.   The contest, which opened in June of this year,… Read more »

PCHC Hosting Flu Clinics in Bangor, Brewer, & Old Town

PCHC is hosting flu clinics throughout September and October at several of their sites in Bangor, Brewer, and Old Town. PCHC is happy to offer these vaccines to PCHC patients ages 6 months and older. It is important that everyone gets vaccinated. Protect those you care about this flu season – don’t get sick, get… Read more »

PCHC Receives Grant for Home-based Geriatric Primary Care

PCHC has received a $24,912 grant from the John T. Gorman Foundation for its “At-Risk Geriatric In-Home Expansion” Project. The purpose of the project is to increase PCHC’s capacity to provide home-based primary care to patients age 65 or older who have one or more chronic conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, congestive heart failure, end-stage… Read more »

Hope House Cultivates Community Garden

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Hope House guests, staff, and volunteers have sustained a community garden for the third year. The produce is used for meals at the Hope House Shelter, with extra produce distributed to Summer Street Health Center, Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse, and Bangor Area Homeless Shelter. The garden… Read more »

Hope House Cultivates Community Garden