Oasis Clinic expands into new, bigger digs donated to the group by Mid Coast Hospital

The Oasis Health Network medical clinic has moved into new, larger offices provided by Mid Coast Hospital. The move allows the group to expand its offerings at the hospital's 66 Baribeau Drive Professional Building.

"This new space will allow us to add an additional exam room, formal waiting area, and expand services to reach more patients," said Denise Mungen-Kerina, clinic manager for Oasis.

The Oasis Health Network Network provides health and dental care for uninsured, low-income residents of the southern Midcoast Maine region. In addition, the Network's Community Prescription Assistance Program (CPAP) has provided nearly $1 million in free medications to those in need thus far in 2010.

"Mid Coast Hospital has been proud to support the important mission of the Oasis Health Network since it's inception in 1995," said Mid Coast Development Director Michael Todd, a member of the Oasis' board.

"We hope that our most recent donation of expanded space will enhance the range and scope of the healthcare services that they provide to people in financial need in our communities."

A number of local businesses donated materials and services to make the expansion a reality, including Mid Coast Hospital and its staff, Lowe's Home Improvement Center, R.J. Pelletier General Contractor, Bowdoin College, and many individual volunteers.

The medical clinic specializes in adult acute care, depression, diabetes, complex care, and hypertension/hyperlipidemia. Its dental clinic is at the Jesse Albert Memorial Dental Center in Bath.

For more information, contact the clinic by email at oasis@midcoasthealth.com, or by calling 721-9277.