Wiscasset Family Health

We are a privately owned, family practice that is accepting new patients! Wiscasset Family Medicine is a privately owned, patient centered medical home practice, providing preventative and acute health services of the highest quality to the families of Midcoast Maine.

As a patient centered medical home, and in our efforts to improve health care quality and safety, Wiscasset Family Medicine is committed to the importance of including a perspective too long missing from the health care equation: the perspective of patients and families. Providing comprehensive and quality health care for you and your family, we want you to be at the center of your care. Our health care providers listen to and honor patient and family perspectives and health care choices. Patient and family knowledge, values, beliefs, and cultural backgrounds are incorporated into the planning and delivery of our health care. We have a team based approach here at Wiscasset Family Medicine. Your team will consist of you, your health care provider, a Wiscasset Family Medicine clinical support staff and an administrative assistant. Your health care team will work in collaboration with behavioral health specialists, disease and chronic condition specialist and additional health care advocates to ensure you and your family receives the care you need. We strive to enhance continuity of care and to effectively include you in the decision-making process for timely and complete medical care. As your patient centered medical home, we want you to have easy access to care. We have an open access scheduling policy with same-day appointments available, along with 24/7 electronic access through the Wiscasset Family Medicine Patient Portal. Wiscasset Family Medicine provides equal access to our health care services for all patients regardless of source of payment. We do accept most insurance plans through Cigna, Harvard Pilgrim, Anthem, Atena, Martin's point, Medicare, MaineCare, Community Health Options & United HealthCare. For our self-pay patients we offer a discounted price for services when payments are made at the time of service. Our motto is respectful, personalized and exceptional health care service. Our goal is to keep you and your family healthier--mind, body and sprit--and with you at the center of your care. It is an honor to serve you and your family with your medical needs. In good health, Wiscasset Family Medicine, LLC

Mission: We strive to be examples to our patients by taking responsibility for our own health through prevention and lifestyle choices. *** We place our patients in the center of our heath care team, providing them with a safe, welcoming environment where they are listened to and heard in a non-judgmental manner. We empower them to make positive choices for their health incorporating body, mind and spirit. *** We exhibit high standards of confidentiality and ethical behavior. *** Our motto is respectful, personalized and exceptional heath care services

Operating as usual

[12/17/20]   Due to the storm, Wiscasset Family Health will be closed today. We will be checking voice mails throughout the day and we have a provider on call if you need us. Stay safe and check on your elderly neighbor’s.

Bath Police Department

A Message of Community Support from the Brunswick, Bath, and Topsham Police Departments and Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office:

Brunswick’s loss of a young person to suicide late last week has been felt across our region. During a year which has already placed a great deal of stress on individuals and families across the country, increased levels of anxiety and depression are apparent. As we enter the winter months, please keep conversations open with the people in your life, particularly youth.
When a community loses someone to suicide, there is often a rush of emotion and questions. Why did this happen? Could this have been prevented? Rather than trying to answer questions which have no clear answers, make prevention your focus: create support structures for your loved ones, and learn how to have an open and honest dialog about this difficult topic.
When you speak with your children, ask them how they are really feeling. You don’t need to have a response or an answer to everything they say; sometimes listening openly is enough. In the words of Jamie Dorr, Executive Director of the Midcoast Youth Center, “Youth need to know they are not marginalized; that they are important, that they matter and how they are feeling matters. Talk with young people in your life in a caring, non-judgmental way; ask them how they are doing.”

Help them realize that the struggles they are facing will not last forever; there is help, and there is hope. Be aware of warning signs, like substance use, noticeable changes in eating or sleeping habits, withdrawal from family or friends, or doing worse in school.

If you are concerned about the safety of your child, connect them with immediate help by calling or texting the Maine Crisis Hotline 1-888-568-1112, take them to the local emergency room, contact their on-call pediatrician, or connect with your local School Resource Officer.

Our School Resource Officers are also available to offer help and support for your child:

Bath SRO: Chuck Reece (Morse High School)

Brunswick SRO: Chris Balestra (Brunswick High School) and Kerry Wolongevicz (Brunswick Junior High School)

Topsham SRO: Gabrielle Mathieu (Mount Ararat High School)

We at the Bath, Brunswick, Topsham Police Departments and Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office extend our support to the Brunswick community, and to any family affected by suicide. We will continue to spread education and awareness about mental health and suicide prevention. Let’s work together to strengthen our communities.

Sincerely,
Scott Stewart
Brunswick Police Chief

Michael W. Field
Bath Police Chief

Marc R. Hagan
Topsham Police Chief

Joel A. Merry
Sagadahoc County Sheriff

Resources:
Midcoast Youth Center
Midcoast Youth Center, located at the former Bath Youth Meetinghouse & Skatepark, provides a diverse array of programs and services designed to improve the lives of youth and prevent youth suicide in Sagadahoc County, Brunswick, and Harpswell.

G.E.A.R. Parent Network
Through parent-to-parent sharing of experiences and knowledge, G.E.A.R. Parent Network empowers parents of children with behavioral health needs to build on their family’s strengths and to advocate for their family’s needs.
Support by phone at 1-800-264-9224

Day One
For teens struggling with mental illness or substance abuse, Day One provides the most complete continuum of youth and family-based services in the State of Maine. The MISSION of Day One is to improve the health of Maine by providing substance use, mental health and wellness services to youth and families.

NAMI Maine Teen Text Support Line
Teens can talk about their feelings and get support from another young person by texting (207) 515 – 8398. This is available every day from 12pm – 10pm. This peer support text line is for youth 14-20 years old and staffed by individuals under 23 years of age. Learn more about NAMI Maine.

Families CAN! (Midcoast Maine Community Action)
Families CAN! uses evidence-based programs, providing enrichment opportunities to parents, caregivers and educators about topics affecting families with children from birth through the teen years.

FrontLine WarmLine (for school staff/teachers)
A new volunteer phone support service, the FrontLine WarmLine, helps Maine health care workers and first responders manage the stress of serving on the front lines of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The FrontLine WarmLine is available 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week by calling (207) 221-8196 or 866-367-4440. Text capability will be added soon.

These are just a few of the many resources available in our communities. To be connected with more resources, dial 211 on your phone, text your ZIP code to 898-211, or visit 211maine.org

[12/07/20]   COVID VACCINE UPDATE:

As of right now, 12/7/20, Wiscasset Family Health has no vaccine and no timeline for when we may be able to give immunizations to the public. Our goal would be to be a part of the vaccination process in whatever way proves to be the safest, most efficient way to serve our community.

We will keep updating here with any new information. In the meantime, our best defense against illness is limiting your public contact, wearing masks and staying up to date on all other recommended immunizations.

Take care,
Wiscasset Family Health

Wiscasset Family Health would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving. The office will be closed Thursday 11/25/20 and Friday 11/26/20. We will reopen on Monday 11/30/20 at 7:30am. Please remember we have a provider on call for urgent issues, if your matter cannot wait until the office reopens please call 882-6008.

[11/19/20]   Based on the recommendations of the CDC and community health experts, we strongly encourage our patients to celebrate each holiday within your current household only, and to limit any large gatherings.

Any patient that travels to any state other than New Hampshire or Vermont (no restrictions for these two states only as of 11/16/20; subject to change), they will be required to either

1. shelter in place (quarantine) for 14 days upon return to Maine, or
2. shelter in place (quarantine) until you have received a negative test result.

The test must be taken within 72 hours after your return to Maine. You must shelter in place (quarantine) until you have your negative test.

Any patient that has travelled to restricted states will not be permitted inside the practice until either the negative test result or 14 days of shelter in place (quarantine) has occurred. This is not dependent on the length of time spent within the restricted states, meaning that a day visit still requires any person to shelter in place (quarantine) for 14 days or until a negative test result is confirmed. All members of the household who travel must test or shelter in place (quarantine) if over 12 months old. Testing site information for Maine can be found at https://get-tested-covid19.org/. Any person who is quarantining should stay home, and not have in-person contact with others unless there is an emergency.

A non-traditional Thanksgiving can be hard on all of us. We appreciate your efforts to stay safe and help us to keep our community safe and able to provide for the patients we serve. Here is a link for additional information and guidelines: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html

Beautiful moonrise on the river, and we have power!!

[09/30/20]   Wiscasset Family Health is currently without phone and power services, we will continue to follow CMP updates and are hoping services are restored soon.

[09/30/20]   Wiscasset Family Heath has some exciting news to share, we’ve hired a new provider that starts in mid-October. With that being said we’re hiring an experienced medical assistant. Please send letter of inquiry and resume to [email protected]

Our new home is getting a facelift, looked so good in the morning light.

You are loved ❤️💓❤️

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Under a partnership between Maine DHHS and health care organizations, drive-through and mobile testing is greatly expanding throughout Maine. We encourage anyone that is asking about getting tested to visit https://get-tested-covid19.org/

get-tested-covid19.org Find the closest COVID-19 test center. Make sure to check requirements and double check that your symptoms match those listed by the CDC.

Wiscasset Family Health is so lucky to have lunch catered by Pam Solow aka Grammi Pammy. She prepared a beautiful spread for the staff today. She also surprised all of us with this hero’s banner. We appreciate the support the community has given us during these confusing and ever changing times. Thank you Pam from the bottom of all of our hearts.

An update from the doc!!

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Telehealth keeps patients, doctors in touch

https://www.boothbayregister.com/article/telehealth-keeps-patients-doctors-touch/133422

boothbayregister.com Telehealth makes it possible to be seen by your physician through a regularly scheduled appointment – from your living room, kitchen, or dining room. In March, Wiscasset Family Medicine began using the electronic technology. Family Nurse...

Amanda Kellett is amazingly talented and so smart, always making our patients the center of everything.

A message from Dr. Linville, owner and physician at Wiscasset Family Health.

[04/06/20]   Today our staff got to enjoy the most amazing lunch together, but distant. Last week Ed Colburn from the Water St. Kitchen and Bar had messaged me wanting to do something to give back to the community. He chose our office to provide a generous lunch for the entire staff during these trying times. What an amazing welcoming into the neighborhood and we thank Ed, Shane and Matt for their time and incredible generosity. Everything was delicious, made exactly to order and delivered with a smile.

Like many other business owners Ed and his team have adapted to no patrons in house, they still offer take out and some deliveries within 5 miles. Consider them for lunch or dinner, you will not be disappointed.

As you can see Sarah Robey is adapting to telehealth medicine. Dr. Linville captures the perfect shot as she embraces the transition from in person visits to face to face visits virtually. Sarah said she loves doing telemedicine while doing her part in flattening the curve. She would like to remind everyone to cover your coughs, don’t touch your face, wash your hands frequently and stay home!

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How to get your patients started with healow TeleVisits

During this complicated time, we know you may need help with managing your health care as well as stress and other mental health issues. You may also have social needs like making sure you and your family has enough food. Our team is here to help.

Please call the office if you have questions about your ongoing medical condition, we offer telehealth services by video or phone consults in some cases. Please call us today if you have any concerns about social distancing.

Telehealth by video is done through our secure patient portal, below is a video that shows you how it works.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbPfcM2tQPw

youtube.com Start improving your access to care with healow TeleVisits. This step-by-step instructional video shows patients how to better understand and navigate our te...

[03/29/20]   Wiscasset Family Health continues to see patients in the office to provide the much needed care to our community members for well visits.

We are committed to protecting patients and staff and will continue to screen for symptoms of illness prior scheduling in person visits. For those that are symptomatic telehealth over the patient portal and telephone consults are an option.

If you would like to donate new and unused supplies such as N95 masks, paper masks, gowns, gloves, or protective eye gear please reach out to Shelley Strozier, practice manager by emailing [email protected] or call her at the office at 207-882-6008.

Staff safe and be well.

[03/23/20]   Wiscasset Family Health at 35 Water Street is taking new patients! We have to restrict in person visits to routine office visits for things that are not respiratory, but we can start to establish care with new patients in person or through our portal using telehealth. Please contact us for more details.

We are also a state recognized Opioid Health Home, meaning we run an addiction recovery program. We have openings for both Mainecare and self - pay patients at this time. Please contact us for more information. If you are interested in recovery and have private insurance, please call us for more details.

Maine CDC

For the latest Maine information visit https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/coronavirus
Questions? Contact 211 Maine by dialing 211 (or 1-866-811-5695), texting your ZIP code to 898-211, or emailing [email protected].

Some good resources for food support for our community children.

Here's what we know of so far!

[03/16/20]   Another reminder that for the safety of our patients and staff we have decided to cancel our open house and support social distancing.

We continue to stay informed and will follow guidance from state and government officials.

We have taken several precautions in the practice to help stop the spread of germs such as removing magazines from waiting rooms and exam rooms as well as toys. In addition to identifying isolation space when sick patients need to be seen and as always cleaning each room after each use.

We will continue to screen all callers for travel history and symptoms of illness. We cannot stress enough how important it is to stay home if you’re sick.

Please do not walk into our practice sick without calling ahead. If you need to be seen and you are sick, calling ahead allows us to prepare for your visit.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time, we appreciate you keeping other patients and our staff safe.

[03/13/20]   Wiscasset Family Health will be cancelling our open house on Monday March 16th, 2020. We are still happy to walk interested parties through the new clinic space between 3p-6p.

[03/11/20]   Regarding COVID19

The latest update from the CDC is that there are no confirmed cases of COVID19 in Maine. We would like to be as cautious as possible, so we will continue to deep clean rooms between patients, like we always do and make an effort to limit the rooms we use for respiratory illness.

That being said, if you think you have been exposed to or identify with any of the concerning symptoms of fever, cough, please call us to review your symptoms first. We may tell you to call and go to the nearest urgent care or emergency room. We do NOT have access to testing in house at Wiscasset Family Health.

Please avoid walking into our office sick. Please call first.

Thank you.
Wiscasset Family Health

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Wiscasset Family Health moving

wiscassetnewspaper.com Wiscasset Family Health owner Cortney Linville and office manager Shelley Strozier will have a shorter walk to their spring jump into the Sheepscot River this year. Linville is moving the practice from two leased buildings at 1 Lincoln and 66 Water...

Wiscasset Family Heath Rides the Tide Up Water Street

Wiscasset Family Health is excited to announce its relocation to 35 Water Street. Beginning Monday March 16th they will start seeing patients in a newly renovated office space. 35 Water strews between Sarah’s Pizza and Water Street Kitchen & Bar overlooking the Sheepscot River. Continued growth and a desire to participate in the revitalization of downtown Wiscasset spurred the practice to move from its original location and home of the past 40 years at 66 Water Street.

Physician and practice owner Dr. Linville purchased the building in the fall of 2019 with the very patient help of Nancy Carleton of William Raveis Real Estate. Tobias Gabranski, architect and SJ Wood Construction Company of Winthrop have transformed the existing space into a modern healthcare facility. There will be an open house on March 16th from 3-6pm. All community members, patients and collaborators are invited to come explore the new location of this patient centered medical home.

Serving the mid coast area, Wiscasset Family Health is an independently owned primary care practice. Dr. Cortney Linville, Sarah Robey, PA-C, Mary Rafter, FNP, Sarah Hurley, PA-C and Jesse Cheney, PA-C work collaboratively with staff to meet the evolving healthcare needs of our patients. Services include comprehensive primary care, immunizations, osteopathic manipulation, psychiatric care, pediatrics, transgender medicine, contraceptive access, dermatologic evaluation, minor surgical services, and substance abuse and recovery programs. New patients are welcome to contact our office at 207-882-6008 or visit the website for more detailed information.

35 Water Street has a long history in the town of Wiscasset. Historically a bustling, shipping port, the Sherman family opened Wiscasset Lumber at this waterfront location in 1918. For nearly 70 years the family were stewards of a vibrant lumber business before the space was transformed into the Ports of Wiscasset retail space in the mid 1980’s. A plethora of businesses have since called this address home including a book store, travel agency, naval architecture design, custom sewing & upholstery, an engineering firm and a rural business and development agency. Wiscasset Family Health will continue the legacy of community engagement and service that has long been the foundation of this address.

“We are excited to be putting roots down on the south side of route one.” Says office manager Shelley Strozier. “We will miss some of the unique character and history the original farmhouses have offered our practice. As with many families- we have out grown our first home. We look forward to settling into our new space, and continuing the personalized and evidence based care that keeps our community thriving for generations to come.”

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