History

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Martin’s Point Health Care

Offering CARE and COVERAGE to the People of Maine and Beyond   

A brief history…
Our story began in 1858 with the opening of the Marine Hospital in Portland, Maine, established to care for ill or injured merchant seamen and coastal lighthouse keepers and their families. The facility served as a Union hospital during the Civil War and eventually came under the administration of the US Public Health Service (PHS).

In 1981, a group of Maine doctors—Penobscot Bay Medical Associates—acquired the Portland site from PHS and began providing primary care to the general Portland community as a not-for-profit health care organization, Martin’s Point Health Care.

At that time, Martin’s Point Health Care also contracted with the Department of Defense to continue caring for local military beneficiaries, including the Coast Guard, now as a Uniformed Service Treatment Facility. This military contract evolved and in 1993, Congress named Martin’s Point as one of six designated providers in the US of the Uniformed Services Health Plan. Now known as the Martin’s Point US Family Health Plan, our service area has expanded to provide TRICARE Prime® coverage for military families reaching from Fort Kent, Maine all the way to Erie, Pennsylvania.

In 2007, we launched a Medicare Advantage plan called Martin’s Point Generations Advantage. The plan is offered statewide and has become the most popular choice for Medicare Advantage coverage in Maine. In 2013, we expanded our coverage area offering the plan in two counties in New Hampshire.

Over time, we added other Health Care Centers offering primary and specialty care in Maine and New Hampshire. Today, we operate seven state-of-the-art health care facilities, including our newest in Scarborough, Maine, opened in January of 2017. 

Deeply rooted in Maine, we at Martin’s Point are proud of our history of serving our community with the highest-quality care and coverage in our home state and beyond. We look forward to continuing that tradition of service in the years ahead.

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