FREE TRIAGE CLINIC OVERVIEW
The Health Equity Alliance is working to expand our healthcare offerings, including a new service to provide limited free healthcare services – the HEAL Triage Clinic.
The part-time clinic aims to reduce unnecessary emergency room visits and increase enrollment in primary care while meeting basic needs for clients, particularly those in the LGBTQ+ community and those who are actively using drugs.
Housed within HEAL’s new Bangor offices at
304 Hancock Street, Suite 3B, the clinic is
operated by staff and volunteer medical
providers. HEAL offers basic healthcare
focused on immediate, non-emergent needs.
Offered services include the following:
HIV/HCV rapid tests, STD panels (CT/GC)
Limited wound care
Limited foot care
Basic wellness, guidance, medical advice, and referrals regarding health issues particular to the LGBTQ+ community.
Assistance with prescription assistance programs for low-cost medications
The HEAL Triage Clinic is designed as a low-barrier access point to meet basic needs; as such, it will not offer ongoing, comprehensive primary care. The clinic will coordinate with local federally qualified health centers, like Penobscot Community Health Center (PCHC), as well as hospital systems, to connect clients with longitudinal, comprehensive primary and dental care.
Currently, our clinic is open on Thursdays 1:30-4:30pm.
The Triage Clinic is still in need of donations, both monetary and in-kind. We are also looking for additional volunteer healthcare providers, and we welcome working or retired physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and experienced RNs.
For more information about the clinic, donating, or volunteering, please contact Anthony Fischetti, Director of Operations, at 207.990.3626 or email email@example.com.