STRONG – Strong Area Health and Dental Center will hold a food drive in celebration of National Community Health Center Week starting August 8.
The health and dental center will accept nonperishable food from Monday, August 8 through Friday, August 12. High protein donations such as peanut butter, canned chicken, beans or tuna are encouraged. Items are to be dropped off in the health center’s waiting room. All donations benefit the United Methodist Economic Ministry in Salem, Maine
Strong Area Health and Dental Center is located at 177 North Main Street in Strong. For more information, call (207) 684-4010.
Each year the second week in August is dedicated to celebrating the services and contributions of community health centers. This year’s theme is Celebrating America’s Health Centers: Innovators in Community Health. National Health Center Week showcases the importance of these facilities and the impact they have on their communities, providing access to affordable, high quality, cost effective health care to medically vulnerable and underserved people throughout the United States.
Strong Area Health Center is part of HealthReach Community Health Centers, a group of eleven Federally Qualified Health Centers in Central and Western Maine. Dedicated providers deliver high quality medical and behavioral healthcare to citizens in over 80 rural communities. To ensure access for everyone, HealthReach accepts Medicare, MaineCare and major insurances. In addition, an Affordable Care Program is available to uninsured and underinsured residents as well as assistance with applications for programs that help with the cost of healthcare and medications including the Health Insurance Marketplace. A private, non-profit with a 41-year history, HealthReach is funded by patient fees, grants and individual donations.