Pines Health Celebrates National Health Center Week
National Health Center Week runs from August 4-10 and Pines Health Services will be celebrating.
National Health Center Week is a campaign to raise awareness of the ways health centers are providing affordable health care in communities.
Numerous events that celebrate ways health centers are “Rooted in Communities” will be taking place across the country. These include health fairs, back-to-school drives, visits by Members of Congress and state officials to local health centers, free health screenings and much more.
Pines Health Services is part of that nationwide network of locally-run health centers that serve more than 28 million people nationwide and are on the front lines of national public health challenges like caring for veterans, providing Medication Assistance Therapy to expectant mother’s, or responding to natural disasters.
Several health center accomplishments include:
- Reducing unnecessary hospitalizations and unnecessary visits to the emergency room;
- Treating patients for a fraction of the average cost of one emergency room visit;
- Serving more than one in six Medicaid beneficiaries for less than two percent of the national Medicaid budget; and,
- Lowering the cost of children’s primary care by approximately 35 percent;
- Serving over 355,000 veterans throughout the country.
Pines Health Services is a non-profit, community-based multi-specialty medical and dental practice serving the residents of northern and central Aroostook County. Pines providers, nurses and support staff make health and wellness needs of those in Aroostook County a top priority, focusing on the unserved and underserved.