Who we serve
The Maine Mobile Health Program exists to improve the health of one of our most invisible but vital populations: the migrant and seasonal workers on Maine farms.
Farmworkers are the backbone of Maine’s agricultural industry. They plant, nurture, harvest and process the food that we eat. They perform physically and emotionally exhausting work under difficult conditions. Most live below the poverty line and face cultural and language barriers to services and resources. Despite their significant contribution to our economy and to the health of us all, the workers who come to Maine face many challenges to accessing health care.
The Maine Mobile Health Program is Maine’s only organization dedicated to delivering healthcare to this statewide population.
Who we are
The Maine Mobile Health Program is a network of doctors, nurses, counselors and Community Health Workers that brings essential primary and preventive care to farmworkers across the state with our Mobile Medical Units. We offer medical, dental, vision, behavioral health and specialty care. We provide outreach activities, care coordination, linguistically appropriate medical and health education services.
Our staff is committed to improving the lives of Maine’s farmworkers who contribute to the production of blueberries, apples, potatoes, broccoli, wreaths, aquaculture, eggs and dairy products.
Annually we serve more than 1,500 adults and children for whom health care might otherwise be out of reach.
What we do
Our Mobile Medical Units and Community Health Workers bring services directly to workers and their families at worker camps and other community settings across the state.
The Maine Mobile Health Program maintains more than 50 referral contracts with health providers in Maine to complement our mobile care. To link patients with these providers, we offer care coordination services, transportation, and interpretation. Our Community Health Workers, who are bilingual in either Spanish or Haitian Creole, provide education to patients on key health issues like pesticide safety, hypertension, and diabetes. We also offer referrals to other agencies that serve the needs of farmworkers.
The Maine Mobile Health Program collaborates year-round with workers, growers, local organizations, and primary care providers to reduce health disparities and to offer Maine’s migrant and seasonal workers the best possible access to vitally-needed health care.
Make a donation
We need your support!
Our mission is to improve the health status of Maine’s seasonal workers and their families by providing culturally appropriate care and services.
Your generous contribution to the Maine Mobile Health Program helps make our work possible and demonstrates your commitment to health equity and social justice.
We are a private nonprofit (501(c)(3)) corporation and contributions are tax deductible under this IRS code. We are also a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)—one of the nation’s Community Health Centers.
MMHP’s work and reach is greatly enhanced by our volunteers. Getting involved with MMHP not only results in mobile unit visits or food being distributed, but it builds stronger relationships between local communities and the farmworkers who are living and working in their own backyards.
We are especially in need of volunteers who speak and write Spanish or Haitian-Creole. If you are a clinician interested in providing care, contact us!
To get involved, email us at ###zzuc#at#znvarzbovyr.bet###, or call us at 1-888-568-1112.