Maine DHHS remains committed to making vaccination as accessible as possible. With as few as 10 confirmed patients, any community partner, (employer, school, religious organization, community group, etc.) can organize a pop-up clinic to bring vaccinations to their community.
The Maine Immunization Program at the Maine CDC will connect all approved applicants with a medical provider. The applicant or their designee will work with the assigned medical provider to finalize logistics. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) can assist by providing guidance on clinic preparations. For questions or more information on vaccination clinics, please contact VaccinePopupClinics.DHHS@maine.gov.
WIC is a supplemental nutrition program serving thousands of Maine families. Services include:
Healthy foods, including fruits and veggies, milk, whole grains, infant foods and formula
Nutrition Education and Consultation
Breastfeeding Support, including breastfeeding supplies and weight checks
Referrals to other necessary services
Who can apply for the Maine WIC Nutrition Program?
WIC is open to anyone living in Maine, including migrants working in Maine.
Applicants can be any of the following categories:
Women who are pregnant
Women who are breastfeeding or had a baby in the last six months.
Infants and children up to the age of five, including adopted and foster children.
Fathers may apply for their children
Current household income and reduced income due to loss of employment are considered when applying:
If you recently lost health insurance through your job, or even if you’ve been uninsured for a while, you may qualify for a free or low-cost health plan through MaineCare or the Health Insurance Marketplace. Some coverage options have deadlines to sign up, so don’t delay – learn more and find out if you qualify by visiting CoverME.gov.
Even if you plan to be back to work soon, it’s worth signing up now to make sure you’re covered for an unexpected illness or accident, doctor’s visits, prescriptions, and more.
During these challenging times, make health care coverage one less thing to worry about: visit CoverME.gov or call (800) 965-7476 for free, local help to find the affordable plan that’s right for you.
For more information on services from the Department of Health and Human Services, such as TANF and food supplement benefits, visit the DHHS Program Services web page
Need help paying rent or utilities? The Emergency Rental Assistance Program helps eligible renters affected by COVID-19. Learn more at mainehousing.org/covidrent
To find other information about rent relief, fuel assistance, food supplement benefits, and other general assistance, please call 211 or visit 211maine.org.
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a federal program that provides eligible households with a discount of up to $30 per month (up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands) and a one-time $100 discount toward a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet.
Households are eligible if the annual income is less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, if anyone already receives Lifeline, or if you participate in one of these programs:
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA) (including Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program (Section 8 Vouchers), Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA)/202/811, Public Housing, and Affordable Housing Programs for American Indians, Alaska Natives or Native Hawaiians)
Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit
Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program, including at U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Community Eligibility Provision schools
Received a Federal Pell Grant in the current award year