ALLIED HEALTH CARE
Marty Braga, M.S., L.S.W., L.C.P.C
Director of Allied Health Services
As Director of Allied Health Services, Marty coordinates the social needs of SVHC patients and clients, connecting them with services and programs they need outside the Health Center.
Family Planning Counselor
Family Planning Services are provided by Family Nurse Practitioner Gale Johnsen, Physician Assistant Kate Delewski, and family planning counselor Santana Eastman. Physical exams, birth control, pregnancy tests, treatment for common infections, and family planning counseling are offered in a confidential non-judgmental setting in collaboration with Tri-County Health Services.
Donna Burke, R.N., M.S.
Health Education Consultant
As the Health Center’s Health Education Consultant, Donna provides stress management counseling, diabetes education and smoking cessation counseling. Services are provided to both groups and individuals. Donna oversees the Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program at the Health Center. Donna is also actively involved in the work of the local Healthy Communities Coalition. She has a Master’s degree in Adult and Continuing Education from the University of Southern Maine. Donna has worked at the Health Center since 1987.
Barbara Smith is a Registered Dietitian specializing in diabetes care. She also sees patients with other nutrition concerns such as high cholesterol and weight gain or loss. Barbara receives referrals from medical providers for individual nutrition education and counseling. Nutrition counseling services are by appointment.
Alan Goldenhar, D.P.M.
Dr. Goldenhar practices at SVHC on the second Thursday of each month, providing a full range of outpatient podiatry services. He also has a private practice in Podiatry in North Conway, New Hampshire. A graduate of Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Goldenhar has been practicing at the Health Center since 1990.
Richard Steinmetz, D.P.M.
Dr. Steinmetz sees podiatry patients on the third Friday of each month, providing a full range of outpatient podiatry services. He also has a private podiatry practice in Westbrook, Maine. Dr. Steinmetz is a graduate of Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine. He has been practicing at the Health Center since 1983.
Dr. Michael Hagar
Michael is joining SVHC with 19 years of experience in Optometry. He received his B.S. degree in Chemistry/Biology at Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) in 1981. He received his M.S. degree in Chemistry at SCSU in 1987. In 1994 he graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. His externships included the Eye Institute in Philadelphia and the Santé Fe Indian Hospital in New Mexico. Dr. Hagar has practiced in PA, NJ and ME.
Dr. Hagar moved back to Maine after a few years in Pennsylvania. He now enjoys the relaxed pace of the lifestyle Maine has to offer.
Donna is the Health Center’s Optometric Assistant. She can answer
your questions about SVHC Optometry Services. She is here on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Social Services Coordination
Ann Marie Day
Outreach Enrollment Coordinator
Outreach Enrollment Assistant
MaineCare Enrollment Assistance
The Health Center accepts Medicaid from both Maine and New Hampshire. Medicaid is called MaineCare in the State of Maine and is a health insurance program run by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). There have been many recent changes to eligibility rules and we can help you determine if you and your family members are eligible to receive coverage. We will also help you fill out the application and submit it to your local DHHS office.
Health Insurance Marketplace Application Assistance
The HealthCenter is a Certified Application Counselor Organization which means we have staff members trained to help people complete their applications and enroll in plans through the new health insurance marketplace. For more information please see the Health Insurance Marketplace tab.
Anyone can schedule an appointment for these services and you do not need to be a patient of the health center. There is no charge or fee for this assistance. If you have questions about any of these programs please call Ann Marie at 625-2210 or Aleece at 625-2239
Sacopee Valley Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer Organization.