We at Greater Portland Health want to take a moment to thank the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project’s (ILAP) staff and Board of Directors; they recently recognized us with the Portland Community Partner Award for providing support to Maine’s immigrant communities – we’re extremely grateful for the honor.. . #portlandme #immigrant #refugees #newmainers #communityhealthcenter
On Maine Nonprofit Day we recognize that Maine nonprofits are effective, essential, and innovative! Greater Portland Health is happy to be a part of the many hardworking and dedicated nonprofits making a difference in our shared Maine community. #NonprofitsWorkforME
Due to the weather conditions we will be closing at 3:00 pm today with our last patient being seen at 2:30 pm. Please travel safely, and have a fantastic weekend! :)
Did you know Flu shots have been given to millions of pregnant women over many years with a good safety record? Protect yourself and your baby by getting your #flushot!
“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” - Martin Luther King Jr. . Martin Luther King Jr. took action to make sure that everyone was treated equally and with kindness. Today we celebrate the life of the civil rights leader who inspired many and continues to inspire to this day; we encourage everyone to do something kind for others today and every day. #mlkday2020
Jan. is Cervical Health Awareness Month. According to @StopHPVCancer, each year more than 13,000 women in the U.S get cervical cancer. The good news? Most cervical cancers can be prevented with HPV vaccination and regular Pap tests - both of which are offered at GPH. . Check out a quick fact sheet about HPV and Cervical Cancer to learn more in the link in the bio.
The Maine CDC has reported an increase in Influenza cases across the state; for prevention they’ve recommended 4 guidelines. For questions related to vaccinations they recommend contacting the Maine Immunization Program at 800-867-4775 or through
For more information visit: www.maineflu.gov
When you donate to Greater Portland Health you’re helping enrich the well-being of the Portland Community. Over the years, staff and private funders have contributed to our patient “sunshine fund.” . . . These funds allow our staff to assist patients with purchasing prescriptions, over the counter medications, and basic necessities such as socks or a meal. The need for assistance has continued to increase over the years, and we’d be appreciative of any contribution. To donate click the link in the bio. . . Thank you!
Wishing you a fantastic new year and a great start to 2020! . As a reminder, our health centers are closed today (Jan. 1st) for the holiday. We will resume normal hours tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 2nd. . If you have a medical emergency during this time, immediately call 911. If you require non-emergency medical attention during the times that we are closed, please call (207) 874-2141 for our after hours service.