Who we are
We are a network of doctors, nurses, counselors, Community Health Workers and health educators in Maine that works together to provide health care to agriculture and aquaculture workers, seafood processors, and their families.
We are a community health center, not a government agency.
What we do
- Support access to primary and preventive care, specialty care, dental, vision and mental health services
- Offer mobile clinics at farmworker camps and housing
- Help with the cost of health visits and prescriptions
- Support with schedule appointments
- Help with transportation to medical appointments
- Offer interpretation
- Provide health education
- Offer connections to other services (education, food resources, etc.)
We care about the whole person
It is important to seek health and well-being in the body, as well as the mind and spirit.
Many people may experience:
- Hard work and long hours
- A different culture and language
- Need to support family
- Separation from loved ones
- Uncertainty about the future
- Feeling unsafe
- Difficulty sleeping
- Body aches and pain
- Feeling sad, frustrated, distressed
- Wanting to change old habits
Talking to someone can bring relief and help you find solutions. For more information contact your Community Health Worker.
All visits with the program are 100% private and confidential!
How do I qualify?
You qualify for the program if:
You or a family member currently works in agriculture, aquaculture, or seafood processing.
Your or your family’s main work in the last 24 months has been agriculture, aquaculture, or seafood processing.
- Planting, picking or packing vegetables or fruit
- Planting trees
- Working on a dairy or egg farm
- Working on an oyster, salmon or kelp farm
- Working in a lobster processing factory
Eligibility is only based on employment history. MMHP welcomes people from all communities and does not ask about immigration status.
How much do services cost?
MMHP has a sliding fee scale. Based on your income and family size, you may have to pay for some of your visit on the mobile unit. MMHP will not deny you care if you cannot pay. You must register for the program each year. There is no cost to register as a patient in the program.
What about health insurance?
Our Community Health Workers can talk to you about different ways to pay for your healthcare including Medicaid (MaineCare), private insurance, and financial assistance at a hospital or health center. They can also help you find resources to assist with the application process. If you do not qualify for any of these programs, MMHP can assist in paying for your appointments, depending on the type of care that you need. Please call your Community Health Worker for more information about our voucher program.
Who do I call?
If you need URGENT medical attention, call 9-1-1.
If you are having an EMOTIONAL CRISIS and need urgent attention, call 1-888-568-1112.
To reach our after-hours nurse line, you can call 1-888-351-9634.
For all other purposes, call your Community Health Worker, or our office at 1-888-351-9634.
Your Privacy is Important to Us
The law requires the Maine Mobile Health Program (MMHP) to keep your protected health information private. Our Notice of Privacy Practices explains how MMHP can use and share your protected health information. It also says what rights you have with your health information.
Click here to read the full Notice of Privacy Practice.
“The language has taken me some time to read, I understand the speaking better, but it takes time to read. Being part of this program has helped me continue my classes and meet nice people. In this area, people are really nice… I can see how nice people treat each other. I want to be a person who helps others, too. I can do this with this job, as a CHA. Because, of my skills I can be the person who goes between both languages and its feels good!”
“Stress is a common occurrence with us, for the simple reason of relocation, different living conditions, etc. I personally know that this program, such as Maine Migrant Health Program are priceless to us, and are deeply appreciated by all of us. We are temporary residents of this community and state, but still are in need of this medical and social services provided by this program.”
“It is a privilege to speak about this program because, thanks to the support and the hard work of the employees we, the migrant farmworkers, have enjoyed many benefits such as medical services, medications, food, health education, family guidance etc.”
~ JC G
“Este programa es muy importante y necesitado para nosotros. Lo que aprendí aquí me ha motivado ha comprar mi propia maquina para tomar la presión de gente en mi pueblo. Es bien interesante.”
~ JC P
“Este programa nos ha sido de mucha ayuda para mí y mi familia y también para todos mis hermanos hispanos… yo llegué aquí el año de 1994 y desde entonces me han ayudado… les doy gracias.”