PCHC Receives HHS Funding for Quality Improvement Achievements

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell recently announced $36.3 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 1,113 health centers to recognize health center quality improvement achievements and invest in ongoing quality improvement activities. Penobscot Community Health Care received a $92,379 award for its quality improvement efforts. “This funding rewards health centers that have… Read more »

Seaport Community Health Center Opens On-Site Pharmacy

Seaport Community Health Center (SCHC), a practice of Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC), is excited to announce the addition of an on-site full-scale pharmacy to its practice at 53 Schoodic Drive in Belfast (on the athenaHealth campus). The pharmacy is open to patients and the community Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm and Tuesday 8:30am… 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 Sunday, December 21st, Bangor’s Annual Homeless Memorial Day. Please join us in remembering those who passed away in homelessness this year…. Read more »

PCHC Named Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality in Healthcare Equality Index 2014

PCHC has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” for the fourth year in a row in the Healthcare Equality Index, an annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual… Read more »

Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Kick-Off Nov. 13

PCHC invites you to help kick off the 2014-2015 Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment period at 2pm on Thursday, November 13th at Brewer Medical Center. Open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace runs from November 15, 2014 through February 15, 2015. Thousands of Mainers are still without adequate health insurance coverage and PCHC alone has… Read more »

Medication Safety Checks Offered

PCHC and Eastern Area Agency on Aging have teamed up to provide Medication Brown Bag Days at 450 Essex Street, Bangor, from 9am-3pm on October 28, November 10, and November 19. The event is free and open to the public. Seniors are encouraged to drop by with all of their medications and pharmacy staff will… Read more »

Jackman Community Health Center Receives Skowhegan Savings Charitable Foundation Grant

Skowhegan Savings Charitable Foundation has generously awarded PCHC’s Jackman Community Health Center a grant in the amount of $25,000 to help fund a new Urgent Care entrance so that it is safe and accessible for patients and the community. Jackman Community Health Center provides the only Urgent Care and Walk-In Care within many miles, and… Read more »

Medication Take-Back Day Planned at Brewer Medical Center

PCHC pharmacy staff will be hosting a medication take-back day at Brewer Medical Center Pharmacy, 735 Wilson Street, Brewer, on October 15th 10am-2pm. The public can turn in unwanted or expired medications for proper disposal. Local police departments will be on-hand to safely dispose of them. The event is free and open to the public. No appointment necessary…. Read more »

Community Forum on Aging Planned for October 14th

Speaker of the House Mark Eves will hold a Community Forum on Aging October 14th at PCHC’s Brewer Medical Center, 735 Wilson Street, Brewer, to hear from area seniors and community leaders on his aging initiative “KeepME Home”. Bangor area legislators, along with the Mayors of Bangor and Brewer, will also be in attendance. Speaker… Read more »

PCHC’s Community Pharmacy Residency Program Accredited

PCHC is pleased to announce the accreditation of its Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Community Pharmacy Residency Program by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the American Pharmacists Association. The accreditation process is a rigorous review of all aspects of the program to ensure it is able to meet the very highest of standards. PCHC… Read more »

Medication Take-Back Day Sept. 24th at PCHC Pharmacy

PCHC pharmacy staff are hosting a medication take-back day at Penobscot Community Health Center Pharmacy, 1012 Union Street, Bangor, on September 24th 10am-2pm. The public can turn in unwanted or expired medications for proper disposal. Local police departments will be on-hand to safely dispose of them. The event is free and open to the public. No… Read more »

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 »