National Health Center Week (August 7 – 13) is an annual celebration with the goal of raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments of Maine's Community Health Centers over the past five decades.

Community Health Centers serve as the beacon of strength, service, and care in our communities. In moments of pain and loss, they offer support and love. In moments of triumph, they offer hope and a vision for the future. Let’s come together this week to celebrate the roles Community Health Centers have played in both our recent moments of loss and triumph. This National Health Center Week honors those front line providers, staff, and beloved patients who lost their lives during the (ongoing) COVID-19 pandemic. From the very beginning of the crisis, Community Health Centers began finding innovative ways to provide preventative and primary care to their patients.

In celebration, Maine's Community Health Centers will be holding special events, hosting programs and recognizing patients, staff, legislators and community leaders. You can find a list of those events immediately following below:

Bucksport Regional Health Center

In celebration of National Health Center Week, we are holding a Blood Drive to benefit the Red Cross. To schedule your appointment: Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org. If you need assistance in scheduling an appointment, please contact BRHC at 207-469-7371.

Event Date/Time: August 10, 2022 | 1:00 – 6:00 pm
Event Location:

Bucksport Regional Health Center
110 Broadway
Bucksport, ME 04416

Community Clinical Services

Healthcare for the Homeless Day
Event Date/Time: August 8, 2022

We will be doing a sock donation collection starting on Monday and continuing all week. Each practice location will have a bin to collect the sock for donation to a local homeless shelter. Why Socks? Socks are the #1 clothing need at shelters. To learn more, check out this site: https://donatesocks.org/

Staff Appreciation Day
Event Date/Time: August 9, 2022
We would have nothing to celebrate without each of you. Your work ethic, professionalism, skillsets, compassion and ongoing resilience enable us to provide high quality care to all who seek our services, no matter what. Whether you have been with CCS for 1 day or 20+ years, we appreciate you and all you do to make a difference. To celebrate, members of CCS leadership will be going to each practice between 11:00am – 1:00pm to personally express our gratitude and to deliver some tokens of appreciation. We will also be doing a raffle for staff to have the chance to win a night out at the movies.

Public Health in Housing / Stakeholder Appreciation Day
Event Date/Time: August 10, 2022
We have the opportunity to pay tribute and recognition to an organization that is both. CCS will present Lewiston Housing Authority with a letter of appreciation for providing exceptional public housing and for being a valued community stakeholder. Lewiston Housing Authority is the primary award applicant and recipient of the $30 million HUD grant and they have been a tremendous support throughout that process in helping to advocate for CCS to receive $800K in funding as a co-award recipient. Furthermore, LHA has been an ally and strong community partner throughout the covid pandemic, and they are wonderful landlords to lease our B-Street building from.

Children’s Health Day - Oral Health Focus
Event Date/Time: August 11,2022
We will be highlighting the importance of oral health and oral health prevention from the first tooth. We will be distributing information from the Maine Oral Health Network and we are working on a potential donation of toothbrushes and toothpaste to distribute.

Patient Appreciation Day
Event Date/Time: August 12, 2022
As we did last year, patients (and anyone that visits our health center) will have an opportunity to enter a raffle to win a small “family fun” themed basket. Items in the basket will include a family game, bubbles, frisbee and a few other little toys/games. Participation is optional.

Eastport Healthcare, Inc.

Eastport Health Care is ready for National Health Center Week! Are you? Click here to view our promotional TikTok video created specifically for this special celebration.

Healthy Gift Bag of Goodies being raffled off at each PCP site. Patients seen in-person or virtually during health center week will have their name entered in the raffle for the gift basket being given out at that location at which they were seen.

Event Date/Time: August 7 - 13, 2022
Event Locations:          

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

Machias Family Practice
53 Fremont Street
Machias, ME 04654

Machias Behavioral Health Center
53 Fremont Street
Machias, ME 04654

Machias Podiatry Clinic
53 Fremont Street
Machias, ME 04654

Calais Behavioral Health Center
55 Franklin Street
Calais, ME 04619

Calais Podiatry Clinic
10 Palmer Street
Calais, ME 04619

Greater Portland Health

Healthcare for the Homeless Day
Patient appreciation at Bayside, our Healthcare for the Homeless site.

Event Date/Time: August 8, 2022 | All Day
Event Location:

Greater Portland Health
Bayside – Healthcare for the Homeless
63 Preble Street
Portland, ME 04101

Patient Appreciation Day
Goodie bags and snacks at our sites

Event Date/Time: August 10, 2022 | All Day
Event Locations:

Park Avenue
Greater Portland Health
180 Park Avenue
Portland, ME 04102

South Portland
Greater Portland Health
100 Brickhill Avenue
South Portland, ME 04106

Bayside
Greater Portland Health
63 Preble Street
Portland, ME 04101

Riverton Park
Greater Portland Health
59 Riverton Drive
Portland, ME 04103

Franklin Towers
Greater Portland Health
211 Cumberland Avenue
Portland, ME 04101

Stakeholder Appreciation Day
2nd Annual Storytelling Event - Following this year’s theme of The Chemistry for Strong Communities, our goal of this event is to provide an opportunity for our patients and community members to share their voices and experiences surrounding what community means to them.

Event Date/Time: August 11, 2022 | 6:00 pm
Event Location:
Congress Square Park
Portland, ME 04101

Health Center Staff Appreciation Day
Lunch provided at our sites for staff; notes of appreciation for staff; 8/14 staff & family outing at Fort Williams Park

Event Date/Time: August 12, 2022 | All Day
Event Locations:

Park Avenue
Greater Portland Health
180 Park Avenue
Portland, ME 04102

South Portland
Greater Portland Health
100 Brickhill Avenue
South Portland, ME 04106

Bayside
Greater Portland Health
63 Preble Street
Portland, ME 04101

Riverton Park
Greater Portland Health
59 Riverton Drive
Portland, ME 04103

Franklin Towers
Greater Portland Health
211 Cumberland Avenue
Portland, ME 04101

Fish River Rural Health

In celebration of National Health Center Week, Fish River Rural Health invites you to our Open House for School-Based Mobile Health Services. Come visit Fish River Rural Health’s School-based Mobile Health Service Team and tour the custom-built Mobile Unit.

Event Date/Time: August 10, 2022 | 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Event Location:

Fort Kent Health Education & Training Center
3 Mountain View Drive
Fort Kent, ME 04743

Hometown Health Center

Patient, Staff, and Community Day
Stop by Newport and Dexter for giveaways, snacks, and a chance to win a door prize. Drawing held Friday.

Event Date/Time: August 8 | All Day
Event Locations:

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

Hometown Health Center
29 Church St.
Dexter, ME 04930

Celebrating the Launch of our Medical, Wellness and Recovery Center
Join us for the unveiling of plans to HHC’s new facility. There will be catered refreshments and giveaways.

Event Date/Time: August 9 | 11:00 AM
Event Location:

55 Fletcher Drive
Palmyra, ME 04965

Children’s Health Day
Schedule an appointment for Well-Child Check, immunizations, Child COVID vaccines, and fluoride varnish. Touch a Truck and giveaways!

Event Date/Time: August 10 | All Day
Event Locations:

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

Hometown Health Center
29 Church St.
Dexter, ME 04930

Addiction Awareness Day
Information on addiction and recovery. Support your family and friends. Free Narcan.

Event Date/Time: August 11 | All Day
Event Locations:

Hometown Health Center
118 Moosehead Trail, Ste. 5
Newport, ME04933

Hometown Health Center
29 Church St.
Dexter, ME 04930

Meet your Community Health Worker Day
Meet your Community Health Worker. Learn how they can connect you with resources for food, sliding scale, housing, MaineCare application, and heating assistance.

Event Date/Time: August 12 | All Day
Event Locations:

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

Hometown Health Center
29 Church St.
Dexter, ME 04930

Sacopee Valley Health Center

Family Fun Day/Carnival - Celebrating our Community!
Join us for our 2nd annual Family Fun Day! See fire trucks up close, meet our local firefighters and get a free fire fighter hat! Free for the whole family, everyone is welcome.

Event Date/Time: August 13, 2022 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Event Locations:

Sacopee Valley Health Center
70 Maine Street
Porter, ME 04068

St. Croix Regional Family Health Center

SCRHC is celebrating National Health Center Week with a Community BBQ on Monday, August 8, and are closing the health center on Friday, August 12 for a Staff Fun & Wellness Day. The rest of the week, they’ll be celebrating with fun activities for staff. Don’t be surprised if you see crazy hair, 80’s garb, or random Super Heroes among our team members!

Community BBQ
Join us and enjoy hot dogs, chips, watermelon and drinks. Everyone is welcome; come hang out with us. AND we have giveaways and a Summer Fun Prize Drawing!

Event Date/Time: August 8, 2022 | 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Event Location:

St. Croix Regional Family Health Center
136 Mill St.
Princeton, ME 04668