This year’s theme is “The Chemistry for Strong Communities” which is certainly reflective of the significant impact Communities Health Centers have had during the pandemic and the role they play going forward. The specific focus days are as follows:

Sunday, 8/8: Public Health in Housing Day
Monday, 8/9: Healthcare for the Homeless Day
Tuesday, 8/10: Agricultural Worker Health Center Day
Wednesday, 8/11: Patient Appreciation Day
Thursday, 8/12: Stakeholder Appreciation Day
Friday, 8/13: Health Center Staff Appreciation Day
Saturday, 8/14: Children’s Health Day


NATIONAL HEALTH CENTER WEEK EVENTS

August 8-14, 2021

 

Bucksport Regional Health Center

American Red Cross Blood Drive – 1:00 to 6:00 pm
Call 1-800-733-2767 to schedule a time slot (Bucksport location)

Free vegetables from local farms via Healthy Acadia - 1:00 to 3:30 pm
Gleaning Program (Bucksport location)

Giveaways at both the Bucksport and Ellsworth clinics

Event Date/Time: August 11, 2021
Health Center: Bucksport Regional Health Center
Event Locations:    

Bucksport Regional Health Center
110 Broadway
Bucksport, ME 04416

Coastal Health Center
37 Commerce Park
Ellsworth, ME 04605


Eastport Healthcare, Inc.

Ads in three local newspapers about EHC and NHCW
Facebook and Website announcements
Staff Recognition Lunch provided to staff on Friday, 8/13
All patients seen at any of our sites for any health center service will be entered into a drawing for a Healthy You gift bag of goodies.

Event Date/Time: August 8 - 14, 2021
Health Center: Eastport Health Care, Inc.
Event Locations:    

Rowland B. French Medical Center
Vogl Behavioral Health Center
30 Boynton Street
Eastport, Maine 04631

Machias Family Practice
53 Fremont Street
Machias, Maine 04654

Machias Behavioral Health Center
53 Fremont Street
Machias, Maine 04654

Machias Podiatry Clinic
53 Fremont Street
Machias, Maine 04654

Calais Behavioral Health Center
55 Franklin Street
Calais, Maine 04619

Calais Podiatry Clinic
10 Palmer Street
Calais, Maine 04619

 

Fish River Rural Health

In lieu of Fish River Rural Health canceling its Annual Family Health Fair, the Agency will be offering free cholesterol screenings to adults during their August scheduled office visit. For the kiddos 12-years and under with a well-child visit, they will be fitted with a shiny new bicycle helmet (while supplies last). Other free raffle signups will be available throughout FRRH’s different practices. Eligibility to participate will be offered to every patient with an August 2021 appointment at any FRRH clinic!

Drawings will be held September 1st to capture a full month of August entries!

Event Date/Time: August 1 - 31, 2021
Health Center: Fish River Rural Health
Event Locations:

Eagle Lake Health Center
10 Carter Street, PO Box 309
Eagle Lake, Maine 04739

Bolduc Ave Health Center
12 Bolduc Avenue
Fort Kent, Maine 04743

Madawaska Community Health Center
309 Saint Thomas Street, Suite 213
Madawaska, Maine 04756

 

Greater Portland Health

We Are GPH
Friends of Congress Square Park
Celebrating Stories of Resilience and Hope

At Greater Portland Health, we recognize the importance of story-telling and how speaking one’s truth can be a vital part of the healing process. Join us for this special event to hear local community members share their stories of resilience, hope, and the power of community.

Event Date/Time: August 12, 2021 - 6:30 pm
Health Center: Greater Portland Health
Event Locations:    

Congress Square Park
Portland, ME 04101


Hometown Health Center

Addiction Awareness Day
Stop into HHC in Newport and Dexter to learn more about substance use. Get free Narcan and educational resources.

Event Date/Time: August 9, 2021
Health Center: Hometown Health Center
Event Locations:

Hometown Health Center
118 Moosehead Trail, Ste. 5
Newport, Maine 04933

Hometown Health Center
29 Church St.
Dexter, Maine 04930

Resources & Programs Day
Come into HHC in Newport & Dexter to find out about the great programs that are available to help you and your family.

Event Date/Time: August 10, 2021
Health Center: Hometown Health Center
Event Locations:

Hometown Health Center
118 Moosehead Trail, Ste. 5
Newport, Maine 04933

Hometown Health Center
29 Church St.
Dexter, Maine 04930

Give Kids a Smile Day
Free dental care in our Dexter office for kids who do not have insurance or MaineCare. Plus goodie bags, & enter to win a door prize. Appointments preferred, but walk-ins are OK.

Event Date/Time: August 12, 2021
Health Center: Hometown Health Center
Event Locations:

Hometown Health Center
29 Church St.
Dexter, Maine 04930

Well Child Checks / Immunizations
Free well child checks & immunizations in both Dexter and Newport. Meet and greet our new pediatrician, Dr. Pauline Mills. Free backpack! Make your appointment now.

Event Date/Time: August 13, 2021
Health Center: Hometown Health Center
Event Locations:

Hometown Health Center
118 Moosehead Trail, Ste. 5
Newport, Maine 04933

Hometown Health Center
29 Church St.
Dexter, Maine 04930

 

Pines Health Services

School Supplies Collection
To help us celebrate, Pines is collecting school supplies to benefit local schools. Drop boxes for supplies are located at: Caribou Health Center, Presque Isle Health Center, St. John Valley Health Center, Women’s & Children’s, and the Cary/Pines Community Relations Office. The deadline for supplies is August 20th.

Event Date/Time: August 9 - 20, 2021
Health Center: Pines Health Services
Event Locations:

Caribou Health Center
74 Access Highway
Caribou, ME 04736

Presque Isle Health Center
66 Spruce Street, Suite 4
Presque Isle, ME 04769

St. John Valley Health Center
4 Main St.
Van Buren, ME 04785

Women’s & Children’s Health Center
163 Van Buren Rd.
Caribou, ME 04736

Cary/Pines Community Relations Office
163 Van Buren Rd.
Caribou, ME 04736 

Coloring Contest
The coloring contest will run through the Aug. 18, and winners will receive gift certificates to either Burger Boy or Houlton Dairy Farms. Send completed coloring sheets to Caribou Pines or Cary Community Relations c/o Elizabeth Singer. To print your own copy, click here to download. If you would like printed copies, please email Elizabeth Singer.

Event Date/Time: August 9 - 18, 2021
Health Center: Pines Health Services
Event Location:

Cary/Pines Community Relations Office
163 Van Buren Rd.
Caribou, ME 04736
c/o Elizabeth Singer

Caribou Health Center
74 Access Highway
Caribou, ME 04736
c/o Elizabeth Singer

Proclamation from Caribou City Council acknowledging NHCW and Pines Health Services

Event Date/Time: August 10, 2021
Virtual chat with Dr. Swanberg on telemedicine and using technology for better health
Event Date/Time: August 11, 2021

Posted to Pines FB on Wednesday afternoon: https://www.facebook.com/pineshealthservices/

Tech Talk – one-on-one technology training for older adults

Event Date/Time: August 12, 2021 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Event Location:

Caribou Public Library
30 High St.
Caribou, ME 04736


Regional Medical Center at Lubec

NHCW/50th Anniversary Community BBQ and Fun/Run/Walk

Event Date/Time: August 27, 2021 Walk starts at 9:00 am and the BBQ at 11:00 am
Health Center: Regional Medical Center at Lubec
Event Locations:

Regional Medical Center at Lubec
43 S. Lubec Rd
Lubec, Maine 04652


Sacopee Valley Health Center

Staff Appreciation Day
We will be appreciating our staff with a BBQ for lunch!

Event Date/Time: August 12, 2021
Health Center: Sacopee Valley Health Center
Event Locations:    

70 Maine Street
Porter, Me 04068

Community Day
Fun for the whole family!

BBQ, popcorn, snow cones, watermelon, bounce house, tie-dye t-shirts, crafts, face painting, firetrucks, and enter to win a new bike!
Meet a firefighter and get a hat
Raffles & Giveaways

Event Date/Time: August 14, 2021 - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Health Center: Sacopee Valley Health Center
Event Locations:    

70 Maine Street
Porter, Me 04068