Press Release

RELEASE DATE:01/04/21
HEALTHREACH CONTACT:Communications Department
TELEPHONE:207.660.9914
EMAIL:PR@HealthReach.org

HealthReach Community Health Centers welcomes Susan Chase, PMHNP

WATERVILLE—The staff at HealthReach Community Health Centers will welcome Susan Chase, PMHNP to its three health centers in Albion, Coopers Mills and Richmond this year. Susan is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who obtained both a Master of Science in Psychiatric Nursing and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at the at the University of Southern Maine. Additionally, she obtained Post Master Certificates in Adult Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Studies and Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing at Husson College, ME. She brings fourteen years of local experience in psychiatric nursing settings.

Susan recently shared, “I have always believed that in order to achieve true health and wellness, a person's mind and body must work in harmony and cannot be healed one without the other. I look forward to joining the staff at HealthReach and practicing with like-minded professionals in an integrated model of care that values mental wellness and understands the importance of treating individuals as a whole.” 

Susan will be working at three HealthReach practices together with primary care and behavioral health clinicians to provide face-to-face and tele-video medication management visits to patients. Responsibilities include psychiatric evaluation and treatment, as well as consultations and collaboration with health center staff and patients to develop treatment plans.  

HealthReach is comprised of eleven Federally Qualified Health Centers in Central and Western Maine. Dedicated providers deliver high quality medical and behavioral health care to citizens in over 80 rural communities. To ensure access to everyone, HealthReach accepts Medicare, MaineCare and major insurances. In addition, an Affordable Care Program is available to uninsured and underinsured residents as well as assistance with applications for programs that help with the cost of healthcare and medications, including the Health Insurance Marketplace.

A private, non-profit with a 46-year history, HealthReach is funded by patient fees, grants and by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a an award totaling $4,815,606 with 82.2 percent financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, the HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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