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Penobscot Community Health Center adds infusion center

5/30/2018
Courtesy / PCHC
Courtesy / PCHC
Penobscot Community Health Center in Bangor is renovating space to offer outpatient non-oncology infusions.

BANGOR -- Penobscot Community Health Care is opening of a state of the art infusion center at Penobscot Community Health Center, 1012 Union St.
The center, which is slated to open July 23, will provide a range of non-oncology infusion outpatient therapy and will be open to everyone in the community, not just PCHC patients, PCHC said in a news release.
The health care center is renovating 800 square feet of space for the center.
“We kept hearing a consistent message that there was a need for low-cost infusions,” PCHC President and CEO Lori Dwyer said. “All too often, patients are paying too much out of pocket to receive their required infusion therapy. We did the research and determined we could provide more convenient, affordable infusion therapy in the outpatient setting, while delivering a best-in-class patient experience.”
As a federally qualified health center, PCHC’s mission is to improve health outcomes for patients and to build healthy communities regardless of insurance status or ability to pay, she said. She said that PCHC will be the first federally qualified center in the country to offer infusions.
PCHC will partner with OI Infusion Services, a New Hampshire-based infusion center management company, Dwyer said.
The center will feature semi-private rooms, comfortable massage chairs, personal televisions, tablets and snacks.