Health & Wellness

At Pen Bay, your good health is our priority. We go beyond providing award-winning medical care by providing a variety of resources to help you achieve your health and wellness goals.

The Picker Family Resource Center
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The Picker Family Resource Center is dedicated to improving the health of the community. Our mission is to inform and empower patients, families, community members and hospital staff by providing health information and resources. We sponsor a variety of classes and other events to help you stay well, learn about your health and manage your health conditions. We offer health education classes, screenings, events, outreach programs and the use of our facilities to support health education throughout the community. The Picker Center is at 756 Commercial Street (Rt.1) in Rockport and is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Living With a Chronic Disease

Our Programs

Pen Bay offers a number of programs to help you manage your condition and improve your quality of life. Most of these services are funded by MaineCare, MediCare and private insurance plans. Please contact us to learn more.

Diabetes & Nutrition Care Center


iStock_000005554413MediumThe Diabetes and Nutrition Care Center provides both nutritional counseling for a wide variety of medical conditions and diabetes education in individual or group settings. Our team includes registered dietitians and registered nurses with special training in diabetes education. The Center is recognized by the American Diabetes Association as offering high-quality education services to the patients it serves. Learn about the diabetes education classes available after you complete your one-on-one diabetes consults.

Cardiac Rehab


shutterstock_71140804_smThrough education, exercise and support, Pen Bay’s cardiac rehabilitation program helps you gain the knowledge and confidence to develop a healthy and active lifestyle. Our multidisciplinary team includes a variety of specialists to meet your needs. Cardiac rehabilitation can help to shorten recovery time, increase your strength and energy and lower your risk for future heart problems.

Pulmonary Rehab at Pen Bay


ExercisePen Bay’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program can help improve the quality of your life by helping you to breathe easier. We provide education, support and training to increase strength and stamina for anyone who suffers from breathing problems. Our team of Respiratory Therapists, Nurses, Exercise Specialists, Nutritionists, Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists all work together to help you to live a better life with lung disease.

Community Health

Pen Bay Healthcare and MaineHealth have a long-standing commitment to the health and well-being of our community and the people we serve.  In keeping with that mission, MaineHealth and its member organizations offer a wide range of community programs and services free of charge. Each year the Community Benefit Report is published to share the compelling stories about the people and families whose lives are touched by the MaineHealth community, and the dedicated staff who provide that care.  Please use the link below to access the 2014 MaineHealth Community Benefits Report.

Learn how Pen Bay and our MaineHealth partners are working to make Maine’s communities healthier by downloading the 2014 Community Health Index Report.

2015 Community Health Needs Assessment 

Community Health Forum
The Knox County Community Health Coalition, Maine CDC, Midcoast District Coordinating Council and Pen Bay Medical Center invite you to join us for a community discussion about community health needs identified in the most recent Community Health Needs Assessment: cancer, alcohol and substance abuse, and infectious disease.

The purpose of the forum is to present key findings from the assessment, learn from community members about what is important to them, and begin to identify community health priorities for Knox County.

Community Health Forum for Knox County
Tuesday, January 12, 4 – 6 p.m.
Rockland City Hall Council Chamber
270 Pleasant Street, Rockland

Register here:

If you are unable to attend, you can review the data here. Please take a few moments to give us your feedback in the survey(s) below.

Infectious Disease:
Alcohol & Substance Abuse: