AMHC Expands Residential Treatment Services in Presque Isle
Aroostook Mental Health Services, Inc. (AMHC) is pleased to announce that it has opened an expanded residential treatment facility (RTF) at 176 Academy Street in Presque Isle, adjacent to AMHC’s Presque Isle Outpatient, Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit, and administrative offices and situated along Presque Isle’s “healthcare corridor,” where numerous healthcare providers are located.
“For nearly 50 years, AMHC residential treatment has been delivered in Limestone at a location known affectionately as ‘The Farm’, and it has served us well,” said Ellen Bemis, CEO. “The move to Presque Isle was prompted by a need to serve more clients and offer additional services; we are extremely grateful for the significant funding AMHC received through both federal and State of Maine grants.”
The new facility will allow bed capacity to increase from 12 to 18 beds. This project was made possible with a $1,000,000 award through the 2022 Congressionally Delegated Services funding request supported by Senator Susan Collins, a $600,000 award through the State of Maine Department of Health and Human Services, which contributed 34% of the funding, and a $150,000 allocation from an award through the Health Resources Services Administration Rural Communities Opioid Response Program*. An open house will be held December 1, 2023.
The RTF is a structured, intensive treatment facility offering 28-day/24/7 care. Individual and group treatment is required throughout each day; family treatment on Sundays; weekly case coordination meetings with community treatment providers; and skill building for successful daily recovery functioning.