WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) and U.S. Representative Jared Golden (D-Maine) today announced that Pines Health Services, a community health center network with five locations throughout Aroostook County, has received $2,209,761 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The grant will support collaborative efforts to expand services and lower healthcare costs in northern Maine, especially in rural areas.
“Access to quality, affordable healthcare is crucial to the success and well-being of rural Maine communities,” Senators Collins, King and Representative Golden said in a joint statement. “This grant will support Pines Health Services in its important mission to provide care for the people of Aroostook County.”
This grant funding is awarded through the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Health Center Cluster Program, which is tasked with improving access to health care by building healthy communities, strengthening the health care workforce, and achieving health equity. HRSA’s programs target the economic and medically vulnerable as well as the geographically isolated.
Pines Health Services in a non-profit, community-based health care provider in Aroostook County. The organization has five locations in Caribou, Presque Isle, Van Buren, Washburn, and Fort Fairfield.