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When it comes to your health, you have a choice.  Whether you are looking for home health, hospice or mental health services, the right choice for you is Community Health and Counseling Services.

Your health care needs are important at CHCS.  The care you receive comes from caring and compassionate professionals who work with you to determine the most effective support to lead you to your goal.

At CHCS, you will be provided health care services that meet your needs, with a wide selection of services tailored to your treatment.

You receive home health care services delivered right to your door.  Home Health and Hospice care makes it possible for you or a loved one to leave the hospital sooner and recover at home or for you or your loved one to be at home during the end-of-life process, surrounded by family and friends.

You are provided access to a wide range of community-based, mental health services for children, adolescents and adults within its Adult, Child and Family Services.  Services range from immediate response through the Crisis Services to long-term treatment support and rehabilitation for children and adolescents living with serious behavioral issues and for adults living with serious, chronic mental illness.

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CHCS - IN THE NEWS (click headlines for more info)

Fogler Joins Health Services Team

Kristy Fogler hired as new PT/OT Coordinator

Fogler Joins Health Services Team

Meet Kristy Fogler, Health Services’ new Therapy Coordinator, who started in her position in April 2014. Kristy’s energy and enthusiasm is contagious. She is not only the Therapy (Physical, Occupational and Speech) Coordinator; she also provides direct service when needed in any of our offices.

Kristy joined the CHCS Health Services rehabilitation team as a float Physical Therapist in June, 2012 covering the territories of Bangor, Lincoln and Dover. She began doing Liaison work for the Dover region for 1 year prior to appointment as Coordinator. Kristy established excellent collaborative relationships with various healthcare facilities in that area. The Liaison position functions as a link to provide coordination of services related to discharge planning with local health care facilities and CHCS Health Services.

Educationally, Kristy is a graduate of Husson College earning a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy in 2001 and a doctorate of physical therapy through Husson’s transitional doctorate program in 2007. In 2001, she worked at CA Dean Hospital in Greenville as a staff therapist. In 2002, she transitioned to Sunbury Primary Care in Bangor. Kristy moved onto to Sebasticook Valley Hospital (SVH) in Pittsfield in 2005 until she joined team at CHCS. While at SVH, worked closely with all patient populations as well as served as the clinical coordinator continuing education for student internships.

Kristy lives in Exeter, Maine with her husband of 12 years, Aaron and her 9 year old daughter, Sydney. She and her family enjoy an active lifestyle, running in local races, enjoying the outdoors, exercising with her 2 dogs and spending time with family and friends.

Lincoln Health Services News

Bouchard Earns Master's in Healthcare Administration

Jill Bouchard, CHCS RN, received her Master's in Healthcare Adminstration this past year from St. Joseph's College in Windham, Maine

Jill, in addition to being a former clinical supervisor and current charge nurse in the Lincoln Health Services' office, is also critical care consultant and instructor on the State Board Nursing Review in Maine.  She is past instructor of trauma nursing, advanced cardiac life support and CPR classes, and certified instructor of high school and adult nursing students.

Dover Foxcroft Health Services News

Walden Receives certification in Aromatherapy and Alternative Treatments

Marcia Walden, RN

Marcia Walden, CHCS Nurse
, received certification in aromatherapy and alternative treatments this past year. To maintain excellence in the care she provides, she also was recently certified as a Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse (CHPN).  Marcia provides an important link to CHCS patients in rural Piscataquis County, delivering compassionate hospice care during the last months and days of a patient's life.  Among all this, she continues to act as charge nurse in the Dover-Foxcroft Home Health and Hospice office.

CHCS Mission

Community Health and Counseling Services will provide community health services that are needed and valued by the communities and individuals we serve.