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:
Island Health & Wellness Foundation (IH&WF) recently unveiled a new website that exhibits the work being done to make Deer Isle-Stonington a healthy place to work, live, and play. The site, found at www.ihwf.org, features details on programs supported by IH&WF, including community paramedicine, substance use prevention, treatment and recovery, provider recruitment and retention, transportation, reduced fee dental care and more.
Islanders on the front line of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic received help recently from an unlikely source-the film industry. Anne West, Executive Director of Island Health & Wellness Foundation, relates that she was recently contacted by Alex Vogan, Owner of Plus One Rentals, with the offer of 1,500 cloth masks to be used by any local organization providing health care services during this challenging time.
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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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