PCFC Closed Until March 30th

March 16, 2020 Hello Everyone, The Portland Community Free Clinic is housed at the India Street Health Center, part of the Department of Public Health of the City of Portland. Last Friday, March 13th, we learned that a staff person who works in the building tested positive for COVID-19. The last time the person had... Continue Reading →

Protect Your Hearing in the Winter!

The cold and snow have arrived. As you take part in your favorite winter-weather traditions, we encourage you to take a moment to care for your hearing health. These simple ways to protect your hearing this winter are a great place to start: Wear cold-weather ear protection Maximize ear protection if snow blowing Watch out... Continue Reading →

Shovel Snow Safely!

Here in Maine, 2020 started with snowstorm and more is predicted! Snowmageddon, Snowpocalypse, SnOMG! There is no end to the terms for "really big snowstorm," and those terms came in handy, particularly in Maine. Just check out these average annual snowfall totals, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Mt. Washington, NH – 281.2... Continue Reading →

Cold or Flu?

What is the difference between a cold and flu? Flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses but they are caused by different viruses. Because these two types of illnesses have similar symptoms, it can be difficult to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone. In general, flu is worse than the... Continue Reading →

Year End Appeal Progress!

Follow along as we update our progress to reach our goal of $65,000 for the Year End Appeal for the Portland Community Free Clinic. We will be updating our thermometer regularly so check back often to track our progress! As of December 2: $11,327 December 3--Giving Tuesday: $11,036 <-- Wow! Thank you everyone! December 4-9:... Continue Reading →

Year End Appeal 2019

The Year End Appeal for the Portland Community Free Clinic is underway! This is our most ambitious annual fundraiser for the Friends of the PCFC and this year is no exception. We have a goal to raise $65,000 by December 31, 2019--this is about 50% of the annual budget for the PCFC. Money raised from... Continue Reading →

Flu Season is Here!

We have flu vaccine at no charge at the PCFC for our patients! Call 874-8982 for an appointment! It's that time of year--flu season is upon us. The CDC reports that's 2.9% of outpatient visits involved flu-like illnesses during the week ending Nov 23, 2019 up from 2.5% the previous week and exceeding the 2.4%... Continue Reading →

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