Penobscot Community Health Care
About Penobscot Community Health Care:
PCHC, a non-profit organization founded in 1997, is the only Federally Qualified Health Center in the Greater Bangor area. Its purpose is to ensure access to comprehensive and integrated out-patient health care services to those on MaineCare, Medicare and those both with and without insurance – regardless of their ability to pay. PCHC clinics are staffed by about 150 full and part-time clinicians including medical and dental practitioners, mental health providers, physical therapists, pharmacists, and medical specialists. The agency will provide about 250,000 patient visits for about 50,000 individuals in 2011. Its four largest clinics in Bangor, Brewer, and Old Town are open seven days a week for the convenience of its patients.
Fifteen clinics in the Bangor area offer a wide range of services including family medicine, dental, pediatrics, geriatrics, nursing home care, psychiatry, mental health and substance abuse services, physical therapy, lab, x-ray, pharmacy and healthcare for the homeless and those at risk of homelessness. In addition, PCHC has a team of medical specialists who deliver a wide range of specialty services including allergy, gynecology, orthopedics, podiatry, dermatology and osteopathic manipulative therapy. All PCHC services are provided with a sliding fee scale based on income through its Affordable Care Program to make certain that everyone can obtain the healthcare services they need. Approximately, 6% of the projects and programs of PCHC are funded in part by Federal funds received through grants.