Press Release

HEALTHREACH CONTACT:Communications Department

HealthReach Welcomes Kaitlynn “K.J.” Johnson, Connector

WATERVILLE – This February, staff at three practices of HealthReach Community Health Centers welcome K.J. Johnson, Connector. She joins Mt. Abram Regional Health Center (in Kingfield), Rangeley Family Medicine, and the Strong Area Health Center. K.J. looks forward to helping patients access important services, such as affordable healthcare, health insurance, and other social and support services.

K.J. obtained her bachelor’s degree in Integrated Studies with a focus on Communication and Philosophy from Alverno College, Wisconsin. She is currently working towards her master’s degree in Peace and Reconciliation at the University of Maine in Orono. In 2020, K.J. served in the AmeriCorps VISTA program at Greater Portland Health, where she conducted quality insurance and outreach programing. She has previous experience in both inclusive care and nicotine recovery support.

K.J. joins HealthReach’s four other Connectors – Tina DeRaps, LSW; Chenoa Jackson, LSW; Melissa Martin; and Courtney Koczera. Connectors provide free and valuable services to help with the high cost of healthcare. Connectors are here to help patients navigate a variety of resources, including MaineCare (Medicaid), Hospital Free Care, Supplemental Nutritional Aid Program (SNAP, or “food stamps”), reduced-cost prescription medications through the Patient Assistance Program, and our very own HealthReach Affordable Care program (“Sliding Fee”). HealthReach Connectors can also connect you to other helpful resources in your local community.

HealthReach Community Health Centers is a group of twelve Federally Qualified Health Centers located across Central and Western Maine. Dedicated clinicians deliver high quality medical and behavioral healthcare to citizens from 9 of Maine’s 16 counties. To ensure access for everyone, HealthReach accepts Medicare, MaineCare, and major insurance providers. In addition, an Affordable Care Program is available to both uninsured and underinsured residents. Assistance is available for applications to programs that help with the cost of your healthcare and medications, including the Health Insurance Marketplace.

A private non-profit with a 47-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 an award totaling $4,815,606, with 82.2% financed by non-governmental sources. The contents above are those of the author, and do not necessarily represent the official views of or an endorsement by, HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.


HealthReach Community Health Centers complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude people, or treat them differently on the basis of race, color,
sex, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation. [Français] [Español]

Language Assistance Available: Français | Español | 繁體中文 | Tiếng Việt | العربية | 한국어 | Tagalog | Русский | Polski | Deutsch | 日本語 | Oroomiffa | ខ្មែរ | ภาษาไทย | Thuɔŋjaŋ

Disclaimer | Notice of Privacy Practices
Copyright © 2002-2022, HealthReach Community Health Centers. All Rights Reserved.