On behalf of the entire staff, we would like to welcome you to Seaport Community Health Center. Since 1984, we have offered a team approach to medical care for the whole family. We are especially honored to care for patients at the beginning and end of life, and to care for multiple generations. Our success depends upon the trust and friendship we build into our relationships. We look forward to meeting and working with you.
A hidden epidemic is sweeping our young people, and we in Belfast are not immune. Two in five Maine students think that using substances is cool. Over a quarter of Maine high school students report consuming alcohol in the past month. We health care providers at Seaport Community Health Center, have been treating people with addiction problems since 2004. We are currently caring for over 70 people from our area who are addicted, but sadly, our program is now full and no longer accepting new people. The need for more treatment programs in Belfast and in Maine is serious and compelling. Even more compelling is the need for prevention. Read More >
Dear Seaport patients:
We will soon be asking if you’d like to included in a state-wide database called the Maine HealthInfoNet. It is a medical record available ONLY to clinicians who are directly involved in your care. The information would be drawn from our electronic health record (EHR) and transmitted over a private network to an encrypted database. The purpose is to provide your doctor with the most current clinical information, minimize prescription errors, and avoid duplication services. The doctors at Seaport Family Practice strongly support the integration of medical data in this fashion, and encourage your inclusion in the state-wide medical record. Here are a few more details:
1. HealthInfoNet is a Maine-based, independent, non-profit organization that supports the state-wide medical record
2. This record can only be accessed by participating clinicians who are directly involved in your care. Access records are continuously audited.
3. The state-wide medical record includes demographic data (age, gender, address, contact information), medications, allergies, problem list, lab tests, imaging reports, immunizations, and doctor visits.
4. The record does NOT include HIV test results, mental health or substance abuse diagnoses, or reports from mental health providers.
5. Your consent is required! You can opt-out; 1% of patients do. You can opt back in at any time you wish to do so.
Please view this informational video from Maine HealthInfoNet:
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We offer Open Scheduling, so that most of our appointments are available at the start of each day. If all appointments are full by the time you call, we will try to answer your questions over the telephone, direct you to the emergency department, or “work you in” with one of the day’s providers- whichever best suits the need. We try to schedule regular appointments on the day the patient calls. However, if you need to schedule an appointment in advance, we will take your individual needs into account. You can request an office appointment or annual physical exam online through new Athena Communicator Portal CLICK HERE. A physician is always available by phone (338-6900) After-Hours and on weekends; often we can arrange to meet you at the office.
We accept: Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross/Blue Shield & most managed care plans. We also offer a Sliding Scale fee schedule to qualified applicants.
Thank you for being a part of Seaport Family Practice!
The staff of Seaport Community Health Center
Tel: (207) 338-6900
53 Schoodic Drive | Belfast, ME 04915
Directions to our office CLICK HERE
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to the new Athena Communicator Portal CLICK HERE
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October, 2014: Tis the season! Protect yourself again the Flu! Seaport Community Health Center will be holding flu clinics: Wednesday, October 15, 3 pm – 7 pm AND Saturday, October 25, 8 am – 1 pm. Please give us a call at 338-6900 to set up an appointment to get your flu shot during one of these clinics. NEW Address as of August 11, 2014: 53 Schoodic Drive | Belfast, ME 04915. Please call (207) 338-6900
May, 2014: Hidden Epidemic in our Community: A hidden epidemic is sweeping our young people, and we in Belfast are not immune. Two in five Maine students think that using substances is cool. Over a quarter of Maine high school students report consuming alcohol in the past month. In 2011, one in five high school students had used marijuana in the past month, and one in seven…read more →
April, 2014: Seaport Community Health Center is Moving! Seaport Community Health Center (SCHC) is excited to announce its future relocation from 41 Wight Street in Belfast to 53 Schoodic Drive (on the athenahealth campus). The move is scheduled for summer. The new facility represents a unique collaboration between athenahealth and Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) to create a fully integrated patient-centered medical home and a “model for innovation…read more →
March, 2014: Marketplace Open Enrollment Ends March 31! Do you have affordable health insurance for the coverage you need? Most people are eligible to use the Marketplace; most who apply will qualify for lower costs. These savings can be substantial, depending on your household size and income. (read more)
October 2013: Seaport Community Health Center (SCHC) is excited to announce the addition of Claire Adams to our office staff. As our first Practice Director, she will be in charge of general operations, staff leadership, and patient relations. She begins October 21. ( read more )
July 2013: Seaport Family Practice joins PCHC and becomes Seaport Community Health Center. We are now a full-fledged community health center. On July 15th, Seaport Family Practice officially joined Penobscot Community Health Care (website) in Bangor to become Seaport Community Health Center. With our new federal designation, we are more committed than ever to add services, provide financial help, and teach young professionals who will become tomorrow’s clinicians and leaders. And in about six months, we will move into a much larger and more modern facility -more on that later. ( read more )
April 2013: Mark your Calendar! Charity Saturday. ALL of the proceeds from our work on Saturday morning, May 4th, will be donated to charitable organizations in and around Waldo County. Christine Kramer, Megan Britton, Stephanie Taylor, James Bradney, and David Loxterkamp will be in the office that morning from 8 AM until noon. All of the staff that morning will be volunteering their time, too. ( read more )
December 2012: Current Guidelines for Preventive Testing. You may have noticed that the doctors at Seaport Family Practice recommend fewer screening tests than other doctors. Our goal is not to save you or your insurance company money. Nor are we trying to spare you an uncomfortable test. We are simply following the recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), based on the best scientific evidence on risks and benefits of preventive measures. ( read more )