The Maine Medical Association has made physician voluntary work, both in Maine and overseas, a major focus.
Ellsworth Free Clinic
This clinic offers free services to the uninsured including physician exams, basic lab testing and x-rays, routine health care, assistance programs, and social services. Call for appointment. Will see individuals from anywhere without insurance.
Hours of Care: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00am - 12:00pm (later if physician available) by Appointment Only
Address: 248 State Street #16, Ellsworth
Phone: 207-667-7953 Fax: 207-664-0802
Visit us online: www.ellsworthfreeclinic.org
Free Clinic L/A at Trinity Jubilee Center
This once-per-week clinic offers free health services to the uninsured and to those who are in transition or temporarily have difficulty accessing their primary care provider. Limited to patients who live within a 15 mile radius of Lewiston/Auburn. A primary COVID-19 vaccination series is required (we can access proof on the state registry) and we don't see patients with respiratory problems.
We offer assessment and care of minor acute or chronic medical problems based on history and physical exam, including OTC medications, previously prescribed medications, and new generics, for a limited time. We fill out work-capacity forms for city benefits, help finding/accessing a PCP, and educate about free/discounted care at local hospitals and clinics. We do not prescribe narcotics or tranquilizers.
Hours of Care: Thursday mornings, 8-10am. Patients are seen on a first come, first served basis (no appointments). Sign-up starts at 7:50 am.
Address: 247 Bates Street, Lewiston, entry is Spruce Street side of Trinity Jubilee Church, through the ground floor courtyard.
Trinity Jubilee Center Phone: 207-782-5700
The Knox Clinic
The Knox Clinic offers low cost medical, dental, prescription assistance, and mental health care to the uninsured and under-insured in Knox County and border towns of Waldoboro and Lincolnville. Care is provided by volunteer physicians, dentists, nurses, social workers and other personnel.
Address: The Knox Clinic: 22 White Street, Rockland The Dental Clinic: 1019 Commercial Street, Rockport
Phone: To set up an appointment, or for more information, please call 207-301-6991.
Visit us online: www.knoxclinic.org/
Maine Mobile Health Program
This program has mobile clinics that go out and provide medical care (sliding fee scale), health education, case management, and transportation to seasonal workers in Maine. It also offers a voucher referral program.
Address: Maine Mobile Health Program, PO Box 405, Augusta, ME 04332
Phone: 207-622-9252 or Toll Free: 888-351-9634
Visit us online: www.mainemobile.org/
Oasis Free Clinic
Oasis Free Clinic offers medical, mental health, and dental care to uninsured individuals in southern mid-coast Maine with incomes below 200% of the federal poverty level. The clinics offer comprehensive primary care, limited integrated mental health services, specialty referrals and dental care, including xrays, restorations, and dental hygiene (no emergency dental services). They also have a prescription assistance program for help in obtaining high cost medications, which is available to the community (not just Oasis patients).
Medical Clinic Hours of care: 8:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 4:00pm Monday through Friday, by appointment only (207-721-9277). Dental Clinic Hours of care: Call for more information. The dental clinic is currently open only to Oasis medical patients.
Address: 66 Baribeau Drive, Suite 5B, Box 1, Brunswick
Phone: 207-721-9277 Fax: 207-729-1368
Visit us online: www.oasisfreeclinics.org
Portland Community Free Clinic
The Portland Community Free Clinic provides primary care at no cost to low income adults (age 18-65) who do not have health insurance. Care is provided by volunteer physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and receptionists. Patients are seen by appointment only - it is not a walk-in clinic. Intakes are done on the phone and if an individual qualifies for service, an appointment will be scheduled. The majority of patients come from Cumberland and York counties but geographic location is not a disqualifier, as long as the person has reliable transportation. Individuals must be in a stable housing situation. Clinics are primarily held in the evening (6pm to 8pm) although some daytime appointments are available.
Hours of Care: Clinics are held Monday through Thursday evenings, 6pm to 8pm. Some daytime appointments are available but this varies weekly. The phones are answered Monday through Thursday, 8:30am to 5pm and Fridays from, 9am to 12 noon.
Address: 39 Forest Avenue, Portland
Visit us online: http://pcfcme.com
Other Healthcare Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer Physicians at the VA
The Physician Ambassador Program was created by the Department of Veterans Affairs as a best practice recruitment and placement initiative seeking fully licensed physicians and clinicans to enhance health care services for Veterans.
The Physician Ambassador Program is a without compensation program provides civilian physicians and clinicians an opportunity to give back to the Veteran community by serving in a volunteer role to deliver health care services to Veterans.
If you are interested in participating in this program at VA Maine Healthcare System, please contact Jonathan Barczyk at (207) 621-4886.
Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health - Portland
Partners for World Health (PWH) is a non-profit 501(c)3 based in Portland, Maine committed to reducing medical waste, improving the quality of healthcare in underserved countries, and educating our local community about global healthcare issues.
Our mission is to collect unused/discarded medical supplies from local medical facilities and to distribute those medical supplies to international communities in need. This work limits the negative impact we have on the environment and provides much-needed resources to the developing world. To support our work in improving health conditions around the world, we send local medical personnel on medical missions to developing countries, and we educate our local Maine community about global health issues.
PWH has a great need for advice from certain medical professionals on how to sort and package the vast amount of supplies received, for shipping and use in destination countries, specifically in the areas of:
- Surgery: all aspects of OR medical supplies and equipment
- Respiratory: any and all aspects
- Laparoscopic surgery: advice on the proper components of a "tower"
Please note: this request is not for ongoing time commitment but rather for a few hours of a professional's time to help organize certain supplies appropriately.
While PWH receives tens of thousands of pounds of equipment/supplies from hospitals and clinics, there are certain critical items always in short supply.
For more information, contact volunteer Rita Zanichkowsky at email@example.com or 232-3264, or contact Partners directly at 774-5555.