Public Health and Lead Info.

The Lewiston Area Public Health Committee (LAPHC) was formed on June 7, 2016, by the Lewiston City Council. The LAPHC is a public health advisory board to the municipal elected officials on policy issues and works collaboratively with other municipal committees and community partners on issues related to public health.

The LAPHC meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at Lewiston City Hall, 27 Pine Street, Lewiston, Maine.   Agendas and Minutes

Maine CDC Public Health Alerts

Maine Lead Grant Program:  Making Single-Family Homes & Multi-Rental Properties Lead Safe

Sharps Disposal Lewiston Locations - Map

Public Health Committee Membership

CHAIR - Vicky Wiegman - Lewiston Public Schools

VICE CHAIR - William Wallace - Bates College

Stephanie Gelinas - Lewiston City Councilor

Elizabeth Keene, St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center

Lynsay Henry, Androscoggin Home Health

 Corrie Brown, Healthy Androscoggin

John Alexander, MD, Central Maine Healthcare

Shanna Breton, Poise Yoga & Food Sanctuary

Megan Parks, School Committee Chair

Staff Support

Dottie Perham-Whittier
Community Relations Coordinator

Email Dottie Perham-Whittier

Melissa Hue
Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Email Melissa Hue

"In Times of Need" Helpful Links & Phone Numbers

Always Call 9-1-1 In Times of Emergency

Various Hotlines

Suicide Prevention Hotlines and Crisis

Domestic Violence - Safe Voices

Child Abuse Reporting

Adult Protective Services

Tri-County Mental Health

Healthy Androscoggin

Fuel Assistance & Other Family Services

Lead Poisoning Prevention

  • Veterans Crisis Line — Veterans or their family and friends can reach the line by calling 1-800-273-8255 and pressing 1, by texting to 838255, or by chatting online at
  • Maine FrontLine WarmLine — Front line workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, including first responders, health care workers and teachers, can call (207) 221-8196 or text 898-211 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., 7 days a week.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline — Call 800-273-8255 (press 1 for the Veteran Crisis Line)
  • Maine Crisis Hotline — Text or call 888-568-1112 
  • Crisis Text Line — Text HOME to 741-741
  • NAMI Maine helpline —The NAMI Maine Helpline is a mental health resource and referral line for peers, family members, friends, and professionals. Call 800-464-5767, press 1. Available 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday-Friday
  • Maine teen text line — Text (207) 515 - 8398, open noon-10 p.m., 7 days a week.


St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center

Central Maine Medical Center