Local Health Resources

General Health Services

Mount Desert Island Hospital
Wayman Lane, Bar Harbor
Tel: 288-5081

Additional Health Resources

Cadillac Family Practice
322 Main St.
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am– 5:00pm

Women's Health Center
8 Wayman Lane
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30am– 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:30am–8:00pm

MDI Behavioral Health Center
Main St.
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am– 5:00pm

For a description of the services provided by each of these health providers, as well as a list of their staff, please click here.


Bar Harbor Hannaford
86 Cottage Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Rite Aid Pharmacy
34 Cottage Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

West End Drug
105 Main Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Alternative THERAPIES

Acadia Acupuncture, Sarah Tewhey

19 Clark Point Road, Suite 103
Southwest Harbor, ME 04679
(207) 266-7938
Licensed acupuncturist Sarah Tewhey uses traditional methods to diagnose, treat, and prevent a wide range of physical and emotional discomforts.

Acadia Naturopathic Medical Clinic

Penelope B. Houghton, ND
53 Church Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 664-0780
Email: drhoughton@acadianaturopathic.com
Ellsworth is a half hour drive from campus.

Gerrish Chiropractic

276 State Highway 3
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-3980
Dr. Matt Gerrish and his team offer chiropractic care, massage therapy, and physiotherapy. Gerrish Chiropractic is located three miles away from campus on Route 3.

Transformation Massage Therapy - Donna Hanke, LMT
16 Eno Pines Road
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 266-4258
Deep tissue therapy grounded in energetic balance.

Yoga at Cattitude
53 Main Street, Bayside Landing
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Yoga at Cattitude is a haven for peaceful relaxation-right in the center of downtown Bar Harbor. The studio offers an incredible array of yoga styles. Whether you are looking for vigorous vinyasa or restful restorative, they have the class for you. Please check the website for the latest schedule, class descriptions and teacher bios. Air-conditioned studio. Open year-round.

Alison Paquin, ND, LAc

19 Clark Point Road, Suite 108
Southwest Harbor, ME 04679
(207) 245-0556
Care for the mind, body, and spirit using Naturopathic Medicine, Five Element Acupuncture and Craniosacral Therapy.

Clinics and Organizations

Down East AIDS Network (DEAN)
25A Pine St, Ellsworth
Tel: 667-3506

DEAN offers free, anonymous, confidential HIV testing. FMI, please visit their website.
Ellsworth is a half hour drive from campus. Call DEAN or do a Mapquest search for directions.

Down East Health Service

52 Christian Ridge Road,
Ellsworth, ME 04605
Tel: 667-5304
Email: info@downeasthealth.org
This health service provides low cost medical services, family planning information, and sexual assault services. The health center also does free HIV tests and STD screening for men and women who have been sexually assaulted. It is important to note that the HIV antibody test is anonymous, which means that no personal details are recorded.

Mabel Wadsworth Women's Health Center

This health service is located in Bangor, about an hour's drive from campus. This clinic provides health care specifically for women. Services include breast exams, pregnancy option education, STD diagnosis, lesbian health care, and abortions. Payment plans can be arranged for students who do not wish to use their parents' medical insurance. This health center does not offer HIV antibody testing.

The Next Step

The Next Step Domestic Violence Project is a private, nonprofit organization devoted to serving the needs of people affected by domestic violence through education and social change.
Hancock County 667-4606 or (800) 315-5579

Downeast Sexual Assault Services
Tel: 1-800-228-2470
This is a 24 hr. hotline service for men and women of all ages who have been affected by sexual abuse (partners of sexual assault victims included). Support groups are provided by this service but all initial contact must be made through the hotline number.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse:
Acadia Hospital
268 Stillwater Ave., Bangor
Tel: 1-800-640-1211
Treatment of mental illness, behavioral disorders, and chemical dependency. In-patient services.

Acadia Family Center
1 Fernald Point Road
Southwest Harbor, ME 04679
Tel: 244-4012
Outpatient treatment agency, staffed with experienced clinicians who offer a variety of services for adolescents, individuals and families who wish to overcome addiction to alcohol, illegal and prescription drugs and related mental health disorders in a supportive environment. Their treatment philosophy is recovery oriented, client centered and strengths-based, using both traditional cognitive behavioral therapies and alternative and expressive arts therapies.

Local Support Groups

For a list of local meetings, please call the following numbers or visit their websites:

Alcoholics Anonymous Tel: 1-800-737-6237

Alanon, Co-Dependents Anonymous Tel: 1-800-498-1844

Narcotics Anonymous: www.namaine.org

Helpline for recovering addicts: 1-800-974-0062

Domestic Violence Support Tel: 677-4606 or 1-800-315-5579

Overeaters Anonymous: www.oamaine.org

Student Health Insurance

For information regarding the COA Student Health Insurance Policy, for both domestic and international students, please visit Cross Agency. On this page, you will find the online policy brochure, be able to request a replacement for a lost ID card or file a claim. All questions regarding the student health insurance policy should be directed to Lauren Rupp, Coordinator of Wellness & Campus Engagement.

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