Local Resources


Blue Hill Memorial Hospital

Water St., Blue Hill, ME 04614 (207)

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

Downeast Community Hospital

Upper Court St., Machias, ME 04654 (207)

Calais Regional Hospital

24 Hospital Lane, Calais, ME 04619 (207)

Lubec Regional Medical Center

So. Lubec Rd., Lubec, ME 04652 (207)

Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

Union St., Ellsworth, ME 04605 (207)

Mary Dow Center

Medical Office Building, Union St., Ellsworth, ME 04605 (207)

Mount Desert Island Hospital
Lane, Bar Harbor, ME 04609 (207)


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)

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

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

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


  • 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)

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

Maine Health Cancer Resource Center

Eastern Area Agency on Aging

Upcoming Events & Workshops