Public Health

The Lewiston Area Public Health Committee (LAPHC) was formed on June 7, 2016, by the Lewiston City Council. The LAPHC is a public health advisory board to the municipal elected officials on policy issues and works collaboratively with other municipal committees and community partners on issues related to public health.

The LAPHC meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at Lewiston City Hall, 27 Pine Street, Lewiston, Maine.   

Committee Agendas & Minutes

Maine CDC Public Health Alerts

Maine Lead Grant Program:  Making Single-Family Homes & Multi-Rental Properties Lead Safe

Sharps Disposal Lewiston Locations - Map

Lead Poisoning Prevention

COVID19 - Outreach During the Pandemic

Public Health Committee Membership

CHAIR - Stephanie Gelinas - Lewiston City Councilor

VICE CHAIR - William Wallace - Bates College

Lynsay Henry, Androscoggin Home Health

 Corrie Brown, Healthy Androscoggin

John Alexander, MD, Central Maine Healthcare

Dr. Edward Walworth

Jeremy Hiltz, Recovery Connections of Maine

Nina Gargan, Local Parademic

Megan Parks, School Committee Chair

Staff Support

 Dottie Perham-Whittier
Community Relations Coordinator

Email Dottie Perham-Whittier

"In Times of Need" Helpful Links & Phone Numbers

Always Call 9-1-1 In Times of Emergency

Lewiston Police Department - (207) 784-6421

                                                                                                                                                                                  Various Hotlines

Suicide Prevention Hotlines and Crisis

Domestic Violence - Safe Voices

Child Abuse Reporting

Adult Protective Services

Tri-County Mental Health

Healthy Androscoggin

Fuel Assistance & Other Family Services

  • Veterans Crisis Line — Veterans or their family and friends can reach the line by calling 1-800-273-8255 and pressing 1, by texting to 838255, or by chatting online at www.veteranscrisisline.net/get-help/chat.
  • Maine FrontLine WarmLine — Front line workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, including first responders, health care workers and teachers, can call (207) 221-8196 or text 898-211 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., 7 days a week.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline — Call 800-273-8255 (press 1 for the Veteran Crisis Line)
  • Maine Crisis Hotline — Text or call 888-568-1112 
  • Crisis Text Line — Text HOME to 741-741
  • NAMI Maine Helpline —The NAMI Maine Helpline is a mental health resource and referral line for peers, family members, friends, and professionals. Call 800-464-5767, press 1. Available 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday-Friday
  • Maine Teen Text Line — Text (207) 515 - 8398, open noon-10 p.m., 7 days a week.

Hospitals

St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center

Central Maine Medical Center