KVHC is hosting Health Insurance Education sessions during the month of September. Please view the flyer below for more information on these events.
During National Health Center Week, Health and Human Services announced $169 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 266 new health center sites in 46 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico for the delivery of comprehensive primary health care services in communities that need them most. These awards build on the $101 million awarded to 164 new health center sites in May 2015. “Across the country, health centers have provided a source of high-quality primary care for people in rural and urban communities for 50 years,” said Acting Deputy Secretary Mary Wakefield. “These Affordable Care Act funds build on the strong legacy of the health center program and provide even more individuals and families with access to the care they need the most.”
Katahdin Valley Health Center was awarded Affordable Care Act grant funding to start a new Federally Qualified Health Center in Brownville, ME. KVHC is one of the two recipients in Maine to receive the New Access Point Funding.
KVHC’s new clinic is projected to begin providing service to Brownville and the surrounding communities in December of 2015. The new access point clinic will join KVHC’s family of affordable health care clinics which are located in Patten, Houlton, Millinocket, Island Falls, and Ashland.
“Katahdin Valley Health Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center dedicated to providing quality, low-cost health care to the Katahdin region. We have recognized the need to improve access for the Brownville community and have been working towards this expansion for some time. We are extremely pleased to be awarded this funding as it enables us to bring these services to the people of this community and improve their access to health care,” said Chief Executive Officer Durward Humphrey.
Have your had your flu shot for the 2015 flu season yet? Read below for more information on KVHC’s 2015 Flu Clinics:
KVHC’s Annual Blood Drive will be held on August 3rd from 10am to 3pm in Patten. Anyone who wishes to donate may register on the Red Cross website. Walk- ins will be welcome, also.
New Weight Watchers Sessions starting 6/24/15… details below!
Dawn Roy was born in Caribou, ME, and comes to us from Loudon, Tennessee where she has been providing primary care services at Athens Family Practice. She is relocating back to Maine with her husband and daughter, and “several fur and feathered friends.” Dawn received her RN certification at Tennessee Wesleyan College, and went on to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for her Master’s of Science in Nursing. Dawn then became a Certified Advanced Practice Nurse and completed her National Board Certification. She enjoys hobbies such as hiking, camping, and horseback riding, and is looking forward to living the “Maine Adventure” with her family. Her daughter cannot wait to build her first snow fort! Dawn is looking forward to aiding KVHC in our mission to provide quality healthcare to the patients in the communities that we serve.
Dawn is accepting new patients at KVHC’s Houlton clinic.
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Spring into a new and healthier you with the Weight Watchers group meeting at Katahdin High School. More details in the image below!
Katahdin Valley Health Center Welcomes Pediatrican Dr. Suzanne Nelson to the KVHC Patient Care Team – please click on picture to view full size:
KVHC’s dedicated team volunteered their time on Friday, February 13th, for the annual Give Kids a Smile Day. Give Kids a Smile provides FREE dental care to uninsured children under the age of 18. In all, KVHC provided over $4,700 worth of free services to children in the Millinocket community. CLICK HERE to learn more about Give Kids a Smile, and to learn about upcoming events in your area!
Katahdin Valley Health Center hosted its first annual “Giving Tree” event to provide Christmas gifts to local families.
KVHC employees wanted to make a difference in their communities this Holiday Season. A Christmas tree was put up at each clinic and decorated with cards listing each child’s Christmas wish. The employees came together and through generous donations and internal fundraising activities raised enough money to provide over 100 gifts to children in the surrounding communities.
This initiative was directed by KVHC’s Eligibility Staff, Megan Day, Tina McNinch, and Mary Michaud. Megan says of the Giving Tree, “Working on KVHC’s Giving Tree has been a very rewarding experience for all of us. The meaning of Christmas for us is giving to others, and when you are helping children there is nothing more rewarding.”
Katahdin Valley Health Center wishes you and your family a very Merry Christmas!