Jackman Health Center Offering Dental Services for All Ages at Forest Hills School

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Jackman Community Health Center is now providing dental services to students and the community at Forest Hills School,606 Main Street, Jackman. Dental services are open to everyone, of all ages, not just patients of Jackman Community Health Center. Services are provided by a Registered Dental… Read more »

Susan Ostertag, MD, Joins PCHC’s Community Care & Geriatrics

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Susan Ostertag, MD, has joined the medical staff of PCHC’s Community Care and Geriatrics, whose multi provider team serves patients in area nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, or for in-home visits.  Dr. Ostertag’s practice centers on all aspects of high-quality nursing home care, including patient physicals,… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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See & Smile Event April 8th at PCHC Dental Center

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) and Bangor Housing are hosting a “See & Smile” Informational Event and Tour of PCHC’s Dental Center on Tuesday, April 8th 6-7:30pm.  Transportation to and from PCHC Dental Center located at 1048 Union Street, Bangor will be available at the Bangor Housing Community Center, 161 Davis Road, Bangor.  Children are… Read more »

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Cigna and Penobscot Community Health Care Launch Integrated Approach to Improve Customers’ Overall Health with Focused Oral Health Outreach

Cigna (NYSE: CI) and Penobscot Community Health Care, Maine’s largest and most comprehensive community health center, have launched an initiative to help improve the oral health of those patients that have certain chronic medical conditions such as heart disease or diabetes. Research has demonstrated a link between oral health and overall health, and there is… Read more »

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 »

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Storm Delays

Due to the snowstorm, all PCHC departments and practices are delayed opening until 9:00am. Check back here, on our Facebook Page, or on one of the following news stations for any updates in delays or closures: WLBZ / Channel 2 WABI / Channel 5 ABC 7 / Fox 22 Q 106.5 Z 107.3

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

Storm Delays

Due to the snowstorm, all PCHC departments and practices are delayed opening until 9:00am. Check back here, on our Facebook Page, or on one of the following news stations for any updates in delays or closures: WLBZ / Channel 2 WABI / Channel 5 ABC 7 / Fox 22 Q 106.5 Z 107.3

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 »

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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 »

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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:

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