LOCAL RESOURCES

MEDICAL CENTERS

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Water St., Blue Hill, ME 04614 (207) 374-3400

Eastern Maine Medical Center - Cancer Care of Maine - Lafayette Family Cancer Cente Dirigo Drive., Brewer, ME 04412 (207) 973-7478

Downeast Community Hospital Upper Court St., Machias, ME 04654 (207) 255-3356

Calais Regional Hospital 24 Hospital Lane, Calais, ME 04619 (207) 207-454-7521

Lubec Regional Medical Center So. Lubec Rd., Lubec, ME 04652 (207) 733-5541

Maine Coast Memorial Hospital Union St., Ellsworth, ME 04605 (207) 664-5311

Mary Dow Center Medical Office Building, Union St., Ellsworth, ME 04605 (207) 664-5430

Mount Desert Island Hospital Wyman Lane, Bar Harbor, ME 04609 (207) 288-5081

HOSPICES

Maine Hospice Council There are many hospice programs in Maine providing services such as pain and symptom management, respite care, psychosocial support, spiritual support, transportation, education and bereavement support. These are community-based volunteer programs and Medicare-certified programs providing services through a structured network of trained volunteers, clergy, nurses, therapists, and counselors working in cooperation with the individual's primary physician. Regardless of how a hospice program is structured or organized, whether it's a division of a home health agency, hospital-based, or community-based, all programs emphasize the use of trained volunteers as well as professionals in meeting individual and family needs. (207) 626-0651

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is an association of programs that provide education to patients and their families on hospice. 800-658-8898

National Association for Home Care provides educational materials and information on how to choose home care, hospice care, and providers. 202-547-7424

TEMPORARY HOUSING

Hospitality Homes Temporary housing in volunteer host homes and other donated accommodations for families and friends of patients seeking care at Boston area medical centers. 1-888-595-4678

Gary's House Hospitality in southern Maine for families of patients undergoing medical treatment in a Portland area hospital. The home is a Federal-style duplex, offering nine bedrooms and six community rooms (kitchen, dining room, living room, family room, playroom and laundry area). Generally, families may stay as long as their family member is hospitalized. Guests most often stay up to two weeks, but special arrangements may be made if a longer stay is needed. Please contact the department responsible for social services at Mercy: 207-879-3205, Maine Medical Center: 207-871-2261, New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland: 207-879-8426

Ronald McDonald House A home away from home for families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at nearby hospitals. Also open to adult patients and their families when available. Bangor: 1-207-942-9003, Portland: 1-207-780-6282

National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses provides free or discounted accommodations for families and patients receiving medical treatment away from home. 800-542-9730

TRANSPORTATION

Road to Recovery (American Cancer Society) The American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery program provides free transportation to cancer patients for medical or treatment appointments related to their diagnosis. Rides are provided by volunteer drivers who donate their time and the use of their personal vehicles. Rides are offered to those without other means of transportation. 1-800-227-2345

Friends in Action Community Connections: 1-207-664-6016

  • Washington County Coordinator: Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center- 1-207-664-0339
  • Transportation to medical and dental visits, grocery shopping, prescription pick-ups, and more in Hancock County. 1-207-664-6016
  • Cancer Care Fare (Discounted Train Fare to Boston)
  • The Amtrak Downeaster has partnered with the American Cancer Society to offer a significant discount for medical travel. This allows one patient and one companion to travel for $10.00 one-way or $20.00 round-trip per person. Valid on all trains Monday-Friday. Travel must originate in Maine and terminate in Woburn or Boston ONLY. (800) ACS-2345

Angel Flight America is a network of pilots who provide transportation to patients traveling for treatment. 800-446-1231

Washington Hancock Community Agency Transportation to medical and dental appointments: 1-207-664-2424

Island Connections Transportation to medical, dental, hair, social services appointments, etc., on Mount Desert Island: 1-207-288-4457

Downeast Transportation Public transportation covering all of Hancock County on selected days and a daily Ellsworth loop. Ticket prices vary: 1-207-667-5796

West's Transportation Public transportation that runs from Calais to Bangor with coastal stops in between, connecting with the Bangor airport and bus terminals: 1-207-546-2823

CENTERS

Maine Health Cancer Resource Center

Eastern Area Agency on Aging

 
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Testimonials

"Three years ago I had the privilege of collaborating with the Beth C. Wright Center to bring a monthly cancer support group to the regional medical center in Lubec. This proved to be a blessing to the survivors and their families. The Beth C. Wright Center is a clearinghouse for resources and options for all of us professionals, family members and survivors. To me, the Beth C. Wright Center offers hope to cancer survivors in Washington county."

Tamrah, Lubec
Case Manager,
Regional Medical Center