COVID-19 Response & Updates
Island Health & Wellness Foundation continues to care for the Deer Isle-Stonington community during this challenging time. Thanks to the support of our donors, we have been able to:
1. Forgive rent for our local dentists as they are not able to work normal hours during the crisis;
2. Purchase hundreds of bottles of hand sanitizer that are being handed out at Seaside Pharmacy;
3. Offer financial support to local schools as they fed entire families over the April school break; and
4. Collaborate with a company in California to distribute over 1,500 masks to our local health care providers on the front lines of this pandemic – including local doctors, nursing home employees, EMTs, and pharmacy staff.
The most up-to-date resources related to the pandemic
For health updates, please visit the Centers for Disease Control at:
For local updates on Island events, businesses, community resources, and government please visit:
To support the work being done in our community related to COVID-19 and other health and wellness initiatives, please donate to Island Health & Wellness Foundation today.
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Island Health & WEllness Foundation
To identify and advocate for the health and wellness needs of Deer Isle-Stonington; provide financial support, guidance, and encouragement to local health and wellness organizations; and maintain the Island Medical Center for the provision of health and dental care.
areas of impact
We ensure local medical & dental facilities remain in operation for the Deer Isle-Stonington community to access. We also work to properly staff those facilities, subsidizing salaries to stay competitive with the rest of the state’s workforce and funding continuing education opportunities.
We fund health & wellness initiatives to benefit the local population. Whether it’s offering free Baby Welcome Bags at newborn medical appointments, helping to purchase a new ambulance to improve emergency response, or providing financial support to nonprofit programming, we are always looking for ways to improve the health offerings on Deer Isle-Stonington.
We aim to be a catalyst of information for Deer Isle-Stonington residents. We work with local news outlets and within the schools to spread health education. By bringing a variety of nonprofits together, we facilitate collaboration that deepens the overall impact of health & wellness programs.
Island Medical Center
On May 24, 1966, a group of concerned citizens came together to advance the idea of a medical center that would provide year-round primary healthcare for the Deer Isle-Stonington community. The facility was built in 1969 and The Island Health & Wellness Foundation has ensured practitioners have an affordable, well-maintained space to provide medical & dental services to the island ever since.
Meet Anne West
“Quality healthcare involves a combination of providers and specialists. When we add travel, busy schedules, complex family and societal dynamics, and a workforce shortage, the barriers might seem insurmountable. That’s where Island Health & Wellness Foundation comes in. We are committed to creating an Island where everyone has the opportunity to enjoy a healthy lifestyle.”
Health & Wellness Programs funded
to support nonprofit Programs last year
annual medical center appointments
Dedicated to Provider retention
The latest from IH&WF:
What is the opposite of addiction? What is a community recovery coach? How can I become a recovery ally? These questions and more are answered in my conversation with Debra Matteson, Hancock County Community Recovery Coach Coordinator for Healthy Acadia and Gail Senecal, a volunteer Recovery Coach on Deer Isle-Stonington.
How did Dr. Timothy Cobb go from being an electrician and a truck driver to a primary care provider in Deer Isle Stonington, Maine? Why did a move to Maine win out over a move to Alaska when his family was deciding where to live? What is Osteopathic Manipulation Therapy? What can we all do today to improve our overall health? These answers and more are contained in our conversation.
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Island Health & Wellness Foundation
354 Airport Rd, Stonington, Maine 04681
P.O. Box 654, Deer Isle, Maine 04627
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