Low Cost Healthcare in Maine

The following resources will help you find low cost health services in Maine. The resources include:

Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC’s)

Health Center Town Phone
Maine Migrant Health Program Augusta 622-9252
Penobscot Community Health Center Bangor 945-5247
Bucksport Regional Health Center Bucksport 469-7371
East Grand Health Center Danforth 448-2347
Fish River Rural Health Eagle Lake 444-5384
Eastport Health Care Eastport 853-6001
Harrington Family Health Center Harrington 483-4502
Islesboro Health Center Islesboro 734-2213
DFD Russell Medical Center Leeds 524-5928
Health Access Network Lincoln 794-6700
Regional Medical Center Lubec 733-5541
Sebasticook Family Doctors Newport 368-5189
Sacopee Valley Health Center Parsonsfield 625-8126
Katahdin Valley Health Center Patten 528-2285
Pleasant Point Health Center Perry 853-0644
City of Portland Public Health
Healthcare for the Homeless
Portland 756-8254
Indian Township Health Center Princeton 796-2322
St. Croix Regional Family Health Center Princeton 796-5503
York County Community Health Center Sanford 490-6900
Islands Community Health Center Vinalhaven 863-4341
HealthReach Community Health Centers Waterville 861-3400


HealthReach services are available to everyone, regardless of ability to pay. We bill all of the major insurance companies, Medicare and MaineCare. We also establish payment plans when needed. Through funding from the U.S. Bureau of Primary Health Care, we also offer an Affordable Care Program based on income and family size to assist with the cost of health center services. In addition, through the HealthReach Navigator Program, patients receive assistance with identifying and applying for other programs that help with the cost of health care and medications.


The eleven Federally Qualified Health Centers of HealthReach are located across central and western Maine.

Belgrade Regional Health Center (207) 495-3323
Bethel Family Health Center  (207) 824-2193
Bingham Area Health Center (207) 672-4187
Lovejoy Health Center (207) 437-9388
Madison Area Health Center (207) 696-3992
Mt. Abram Regional Health Center (207) 265-4555
Rangeley Family Medicine (207) 864-3303
Richmond Area Health Center (207) 737-4359
Sheepscot Valley Health Center (207) 549-7581
Strong Area Health Center (207) 684-4010
Western Maine Family Health Center (207) 897-4345

Maine’s Sliding Scale Clinics by county

Maine’s Sliding-Scale Clinics provide high quality, comprehensive primary and preventive health care. These clinics provide discounts based on household

Androscoggin County:

  • Bates Street Clinic, Lewiston753-5400
  • Community Clinical Services, Lewiston, Auburn, Poland, 755-3730
  • DFD Russell Medical Center,Leeds – 524-3501
  • DFD Russell Medical Center, Turner – 225-2676
  • Western Maine Family Health, Livermore Falls – 897-4345

Aroostook County:

  • Fish River Rural Health, Eagle Lake – 444-5384
  • Fish River Rural Health, Fort Kent – 834-3971
  • Katahdin Valley Health Center, Houlton – 521-0022
  • Katahdin Valley Health Center, Island Falls – 463-3600
  • Pines Health Services, Caribou – 498-2359

Cumberland County:

  • Portland Public Health Department, Portland – 874-8784

Franklin County:

  • Mt. Abram Regional Health Center, Kingfield – 265-4555
  • Rangeley Region Health Center, Rangeley – 864-3303
  • Strong Area Health Center, Strong – 684-4010

Hancock County:

  • Bucksport Regional Health Center, Bucksport – 469-7371

Kennebec County:

  • Belgrade Regional Health Center, Belgrade – 495-3323
  • DFD Russell Medical Center, Monmouth – 933-9646
  • Lovejoy Health Center, Albion – 437-9388
  • Maine Migrant Health Program, Augusta (statewide) – 622-9252

Knox County:

  • Islands Community Medical Center, Vinalhaven – 863-4341

Lincoln County:

  • Sheepscot Valley Health Center, Coopers Mills – 549-7581

Oxford County:

  • Bethel Family Health Center, Bethel – 824-2193
  • Sacopee Valley Health Center, Porter – 625-8126

Penobscot County:

  • Health Access Network, Lincoln – 794-6700
  • Health Access Network, Lincoln – 794-6700
  • Penobscot Community Health Ctr, Bangor – 945-5247
  • Katahdin Valley Health Center, Patten – 528-2285
  • Katahdin Valley Health Center, Island Falls – 463-3600
  • Sebasticook Family Doctors, Newport – 368-5189
  • Sebasticook Family Doctors, Dexter – 924-5200

Sagadahoc County:

  • Richmond Area Health Center, Richmond – 737-4359

Somerset County:

  • Bingham Area Health Center, Bingham – 672-4187
  • Sebasticook Family Doctors,Detriot – 487-0981
  • Sebasticook Family Doctors, Canaan – 474-6990
  • Sebasticook Family Doctors, Hartland – 938-2408
  • Madison Area Health Center, Madison – 696-3992

Waldo County:

  • Islesboro Health Center, Isleboro – 734-2213
  • Donald S. Walker Memorial Health Clinic, Liberty – 589-4509

Washington County:

  • Arnold Memorial Medical Center, Jonesport – 497-5614
  • Regional Medical Center, Lubec – 733-5541
  • East Grand Health Center, Danforth – 448-2347
  • Eastport Health Care, Eastport – 853-6001
  • Harrington Family Health Center, Harrington – 483-4502
  • St. Croix Regional Family Health Ctr, Princeton – 796-5503
  • Whiting Bay Family Medicine, Whiting Bay – 733-2900

York County:

  • York County Community Health Care, Sanford – 490-6900

Additional Health Services

The following web sites provide more information and contact data about additional health services available in Maine:

PineTree Legal Assistance – A Q & A about free hospital care, that explains your rights and regulations about free hospital care in the state of Maine.

Guide to MaineCare — This is a great guide that explains MaineCare (Medicaid) benefits and how to apply for them. It was developed by Maine Equal Justice Partners.

Government Benefits – This is an interactive questionnaire that identifies government benefits you may be eligible for and explains how to apply for them. The site allows you to put in information without including your name or social security number.

Maine DHHS MaineCare – If you can’t afford to pay for medical care right now, MaineCare can make it possible for you to get the care that you need so that you can get healthy – and stay healthy.


CarePartners – This organization has locations throughout Maine and provides access to health care for people with limited incomes. Phone:  (877) 883-1797  (877) 883-1797

Eastern Maine Healthcare – This is a network of healthcare agencies throughout central, eastern, and northern Maine. The site includes a physician finder and an online library of resources related to health concerns.

Maine Health – MaineHealth is a network of healthcare agencies and hospitals. The site has a directory of the doctors in their network, information about target diseases (diabetes, asthma, etc.), listing of long-term care and home health agencies.

Maine’s Rural Health Clinics – This link shows the addresses and phone numbers of the rural health clinics that provide primary and preventive care to Mainers. Once on this page, you will need to click on Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) – view locations (PDF file).

Health Information

Family Doctor – The American Academy of Family Physicians sponsors this site. You can search on a variety of topic areas: symptoms, conditions, diseases. If you’re not sure of a medical term, you can enter it into their “dictionary” to find out what it means.

Institute for Family-Centered Care — This non-profit organization promotes family-centered care. The site offers an online bulletin board, information on networking and resources.

Maine Cancer Foundation – The Maine Cancer Foundation focuses on research and education programs and sponsors Discovery Weekend, where individuals learn how to live with and survive cancer.

Prescription Drug Information

Prescription Drug Resources – Various resources that are made available to individuals who contact DHHS offices with questions about how to access free or low-cost prescription medications. View resources on the DHHS website…

Outlined below are the various resources that are made available to individuals who contact DHHS offices with questions about how to access free or low-cost prescription medications.

Federally Qualified Health Centers’ (FQHC) 340B Drug Pricing Program: The 340B Drug Pricing Program requires drug manufacturers to provide outpatient drugs to eligible health care organizations and covered entities at significantly reduced prices. The 340B program enables covered entities to stretch federal resources as far as possible, reaching more eligible patients and providing more comprehensive services.

Maine Hospital-Affiliated Prescription Assistance: Many hospitals have programs that help people receive free or low-cost prescription medicines. Members are often directed to their local hospital or 2-1-1 to find out what is available in their area. An example of a Hospital-Affiliated Prescription Assistance program is Redington Fairview Hospital’s Prescription Assistance Program. This program offers free or low-cost prescription medicine to individuals who:

    • Are a legal U.S. resident
    • Cannot afford their prescription drugs
  • Need medication for long-term use
  • Have a doctor affiliated with RFGH
  • Can provide proof of income and other documentation.

MaineHealth MedAccess Program: MedAccess works with health care providers to help people save money on prescription medications. The free program, administered by MaineHealth, helps patients and healthcare providers evaluate options such as pharmaceutical companies’ patient assistance programs, low-cost generic programs, Medicare Part D, and state and local prescription programs that can help save on prescription medication costs.

Walgreens Prescription Savings Club: Members pay $10, $20, or $30 for levels of membership which generate savings of $50-$118 on a 90-day supply of the average value-priced, generic prescription. There is no eligibility requirement.

Wal-Mart $4 Prescriptions: Offers 30-day prescriptions for hundreds of medications for just $4.00. Requires no membership or signup. The program has saved customers over $3 billion, and covers medications for allergies, antibiotics, arthritis, pain, asthma, cholesterol, diabetes, infections, gastrointestinal health, glaucoma, heart health, mental health, skin conditions, thyroid conditions, viruses, vitamins, women’s health, and more.

Rite Aid Rx Savings ProgramSaves consumers 15% or more on thousands of brand name and generic prescription. Consumers get:

  • Savings of at least 15% on select brand name prescriptions
  • A 30-day supply of select generics for $9.99 and a 90-day supply for $15.99
  • Select generic oral contraceptives for $19.99
  • A 50-count of Rite Aid TRUEtest diabetic test strips for $29.99

CVS CareMarkThe National League of Cities (NLC) Prescription Discount Card is a FREE program offered to help people save money on the high cost of prescription medications. This prescription discount card is brought offered to city governments in collaboration with the NLC. Individuals can use the card anytime their prescriptions are not covered by insurance. The NLC Prescription Discount Card program is available only to member cities of the National League of Cities.

Needy Meds: A 501(c)(3) nonprofit that acts as a “broker” for people seeking low-cost drugs, helping them find and apply for programs that help reduce their costs. Needy Meds is funded by small grants, donations, sponsorships, subscriptions, and syndication of their database information.

FamilyWize: FamilyWize acts as a large consumer group, buying services in bulk for the uninsured and underinsured. Through FamilyWize, 61,000 participating pharmacies voluntarily provide the same discounts as they do to large insurance companies and employers. Funding is provided by a dispensing fee that is included in the cost of medicines when a FamilyWize card is used to save money.

Community Assistance Program: Saves cardholders an average of 15% on brand name medications and 55% on generic medications. Accepted at over 80% of pharmacies. Available to anyone, regardless of age or income.

Scrips4Less: Scrips4Less Patient Assistance Program helps patients across America receive their brand name medication directly from the pharmacies. Scrips4Less is an organization that specializes in matching consumers with medicine and prescription assistance programs.

Maine Rx Card: Maine residents have access to a statewide Prescription Assistance Program (PAP). This card will provide consumers with Rx medication savings of up to 75% at more than 56,000 pharmacies across the country including CVS/pharmacy, Hannaford, Osco, Target, Walgreens, and many more.

(revised: 11/08/2015)