Health Services

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland and partners in the Catholic community offer a variety of health and support services for those in need. In this section, you will find details, requirements and contact information for:

Dental Care

Providing quality dental and orthodontic services to children, adolescents and adults.

End-of-Life Care

A packet to assist and educate individuals and families on living wills, establishing a power of attorney, and other aspects of end-of-life care. These materials have been prepared to be consistent with Catholic teachings and state laws.

Food Pantries & Soup Kitchens

In an effort to do all they can to help Maine individuals and families receive the food they need, parishes across the state offer community meals, soup kitchens, and food pantries for people of all faiths to utilize.


There are three Catholic hospitals in the Diocese of Portland: St. Joseph Healthcare System in Bangor, St. Mary Regional Medical Center in Lewiston and Mercy Hospital in Portland, a division of Eastern Maine Health Care.

Hospital Chaplaincy

A directory of chaplains who serve in all hospitals operating in Maine.

Pregnancy Support

Programs that offer life-affirming alternatives to abortion as well as assistance and emotional support for mothers and families.

Saint André Health Care

Saint André Health Care in Biddeford offers rehabilitation and skilled medical care, short-term respite care, long-term nursing care, Alzheimer's and dementia care and palliative & hospice care

Services for those with disabilities

Programs working with blind, visually impaired and disabled individuals to offer the necessary support and services needed to live full, productive lives.