The mission of Bangor Health and Community Services is to provide for the public health and welfare of the citizens of Bangor in an atmosphere that recognizes and encourages self-respect and self-reliance.  Regional programs described below extend these values and services to a population beyond the City of Bangor.

Geographic Service Area

Service areas vary with program and range from:

  • Services available solely to Bangor residents (General Assistance, Public Health Nursing)
  • Regional programs serving individuals throughout Central, Northern, and Eastern Maine (Immunization, STD/STI, WIC)
  • The Health Promotion Program’s 12-town Healthy Maine Partnership service area (Bangor, Brewer, Clifton, Eddington, Hampden, Hermon, Holden, Glenburn, Newburgh, Orono, Orrington, Veazie)


  • Women, Infants and Children Nutrition (WIC)
  • Public Health Nursing
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease/Infection Clinic (STD/STI)
  • Immunization and Travel Medicine
  • Health Promotion
  • General Assistance
  • Public Housing

These programs represent an investment that will reduce future healthcare costs and enhance the quality of life for individuals in our community.

Critical Public Health Issues

  • The long-term, sustained funding of established public health programs that promote immunization, good nutrition, the prevention of chronic conditions and the development of healthy lifestyle.
  • To view the long-term funding of programs as vital to the process of developing and maintaining the kind of local and regional partnerships essential to the completion of our mission.
  • To ensure that these  partners are able to engage us with a degree of trust and confidence that we have the resources necessary to continue what we’ve started, and that which we have asked them to invest in as well.