Maine State Parks Join Fight to Improve Kids’ Health

We have partnered with the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands to provide free Maine State Park Passes for children through their primary care provider’s office.

Nearly 100 physician practices are participating in the program, which provides a free day pass to any child who comes in for an office visit. The pass is good at any of Maine’s 48 state parks and historic sites, with the exception of Baxter State Park.

Passes are valid through December 2012.

A nationally recognized childhood obesity prevention program, Let’s Go! strives to increase physical activity and healthy eating for children.

“There’s no better place to be active than the Maine outdoors,” says Victoria Rogers, MD, Let’s Go! program director. “We hope this program encourages kids and families to explore the incredible resources we have in the state.”

“We want more kids to get out and see how much fun they can have in the outdoors, from swimming, hiking, and nature exploration in the summer, to cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter” says Will Harris, Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands director. “These youngsters can experience all that fun at our Maine state park and historic sites. We hope to build the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts.”

For more information on Maine state parks and historic sites, go to:

List of participating offices:
Aroostook Mental Health Center, Presque Isle
Arthur Jewell Community Health Center, Brooks
Auburn Middle School, Health Clinic, Lewiston
B Street Family Health Center, Lewiston
Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital Pediatric Clinic, Portland
Bayview Pediatrics, Yarmouth
Belfast Family Practice, Belfast
Belfast Natural Medicine, Belfast
Belfast Pediatrics, Belfast
Bingham Area Health Center, Bingham
Bowdoin Medical Group, Brunswick, Brunswick
Brewer Medical Center, PCHC, Brewer
Bridgton Pediatrics, Bridgton
Bucksport Family Medicine, Bucksport
Casco Bay High School, Health Clinic, Portland
Central Maine Pediatrics, Lewiston
Countdown to a Healthy ME, Portland
Deering High School, Health Clinic, Portland
Dexter Family Practice, Dexter
Diabetes + Nutrition Wellness at Inland Hospital, Waterville
Donald S. Walker Health Center, Liberty
East End Community School, Health Clinic, Portland
Eastport Health Care, Eastport
Edward Little High School, Health Clinic, Auburn
Elsemore-Dixfield Family Medicine, Dixfield
Family Medicine Center, Falmouth, Falmouth
Family Medicine Center, Portland, Portland
Four Seasons Family Practice, Fairfield
Full Circle Family Medicine, Damariscotta
Great Works Family Practice, South Berwick
Hope Health Primary Care, Camden
Houlton Pediatrics, Houlton
Husson Pediatrics, Bangor
Inland Family Care (Oakland), Oakland
Intermed Pediatrics, Portland, Portland
Intermed Pediatrics, Yarmouth, Yarmouth
James Kirsh, DO, Falmouth
King Middle School, Health Clinic, Portland
Lewiston High School – Health Clinic, Lewiston
Lewiston Middle School, Health Clinic, Lewiston
Lifespan Family Healthcare, Newcastle
Lincoln Medical Partners Family Care Center, Boothbay Harbor
Lincoln Medical Partners Family Medicine, Damariscotta, Damariscotta
Lincoln Medical Partners Family Medicine, Waldoboro, Waldoboro
Lincoln Medical Partners Family Medicine, Wiscasset, Wiscasset
Lincoln Medical Partners Pediatrics, Damariscotta, Damariscotta
Lincolnville Regional Health Center, Lincolnville
Madison Area Health Center, Madison
Maine Medical Partners, Falmouth Pediatrics, Falmouth
Maine Medical Partners, Lakes Region Primary Care, Windham
Maine Medical Partners, Pediatric Specialty Care, Portland
Maine Medical Partners, Portland Pediatrics, Portland
Maine Medical Partners, Saco Pediatrics, Saco
Maine Medical Partners, South Portland Pediatrics, South Portland
Maine Medical Partners, Westbrook Pediatrics, Westbrook
Martins Point Health Care, Brunswick, Brunswick
Micmac Service Unit, Presque Isle
Mid Coast Medical Group Pediatrics, Brunswick
MMC Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Portland
MSAD 75 School Based Health Center, Mt. Ararat High School, Topsham
New Horizons Health Care, Unity, Unity
New Horizons Healthcare, Madison, Skowhegan
Northern Sun Family Healthcare, Topsham
Oxford Hills Family Practice, Norway
Oxford Hills School Based Health Center, South Paris
Passamaquoddy Health Center, Princeton
Pediatric Associates, Lewiston
Pediatric Associates of York Hospital (Wells), Wells
Pediatric Associates of York Hospital (York), York
PenBay Pediatrics, Rockport
Pines Women and Children Center, Caribou
Portland High School, Portland
Redington Pediatrics, Skowhegan
Richmond Area Health Center, Richmond
Royal River Family Care, PA, Yarmouth
Searsport Health Center, Belfast
Sebasticook Family Doctors, Dexter, Dexter
Sebasticook Family Doctors, Dover, Dover-Foxcroft
Sebasticook Family Doctors, Newport, Newport
Sebasticook Family Doctors, Pittsfield, Pittsfield
Skowhegan Family Medicine, Skowhegan
SMMC PrimeCare Family Practice, Kennebunk, Kennebunk
SMMC PrimeCare Pediatrics, Biddeford, Biddeford
SMMC PrimeCare Pediatrics, Kennebunk, Kennebunk
SMMC PrimeCare Pediatrics, Saco, Saco
St. Croix Regional Family Health Center, Princeton
Stockton Springs Regional Health Center, Stockton Springs
Swift River Family Medicine, Rumford
University Health Care for Kids, Portland, Portland
Waldo County Medical Partners, Belfast, Belfast
Waterboro Village Pediatrics, Waterboro
West School, Portland
Western Maine Family Practice, Norway
Western Maine Pediatrics, Norway
Whiting Bay Family Medicine, Whiting
WOW Clinic, Orono
York County Community Health Care, Sanford
Zing Clinic, Rockport