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Access to Care

Access to health care is the cornerstone of good health. But, access can be a challenge for people who are uninsured. All not-for-profit hospitals are required to provide care to those who seek it, regardless of their ability to pay. Although charity care provides a safety net, MaineHealth has offered innovative Access to Care programs since 2001.

Over the years, hundreds of thousands of Maine people have received high-quality care, improved their health status, received free and reduced-price medications, reduced unnecessary emergency department visits, and learned how to successfully navigate the health care system through our nationally-recognized Access to Care programs. These accomplishments are the result of hundreds of primary care and specialty physicians who donate their time, hospitals that donate their services, and the development of key partnerships, all fueled by a common vision and sense of responsibility to ensure access to care for all. Current Access to Care programs include:

20 Years of Caring for our Communities

Help us celebrate our 20th anniversary at these upcoming events!

Cumberland County | April 8, 2 – 4 pm
Speakers (2:30 – 3 pm): Jeffrey Sanders, Brian Marden, and ATC program member
Location: Access to Care, 241 Oxford Street, Portland, ME

Oxford County | June 29, 2 – 4 pm
Speakers (2:30 – 3 pm): Andrea Patstone and ATC program member
Location: Harper Conference Room, Ripley Medical Office Building, 193 Main Street, Norway, ME

Lincoln County | May 13, 3 – 5 pm
Speakers (3:30 – 4 pm): Cindy Wade, Dr. Catherine Cavanaugh, and ATC program member
Location: Watson Health Center Community Room, 24 Miles Center Way, Damariscotta, ME

Franklin County | May 19, 3 – 5 pm
Speakers (3:30 – 4 pm): Trampas Hutches, Tracy Harty, and ATC program member
Location: The Bass Room, Franklin Memorial Hospital, 111 Franklin Health Commons, Farmington, ME

York County | July 12, 3-5 pm
Speakers (3:30 – 4 pm): Patsy Aprile, Susan Keiler, Jay Gindlesberger, and ATC program member
Location: TBD

Knox County | June 6, 2 – 4 pm
Speakers (2:30 - 3pm): Mark Fourre and ATC program member
Location: Pen Bay Medical Center, Conference Rooms C and D, 6 Glen Cove Drive, Rockport, ME

Waldo County | June 7, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Speakers (2 - 2:30 pm): Mark Fourre, Jessica Hafford, and ATC program member
Location: The Classroom, Ludwig Building, 118 Northport Ave, Belfast, ME


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