Public Health

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 second Thursday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at Lewiston City Hall, 27 Pine Street; meetings are usually held in the Third Floor Conference Room, directly to the right of the elevator exit. 

Committee Agendas & Minutes

Maine CDC Public Health Alerts

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

Sharps Disposal Lewiston Locations - Map

Lead Poisoning Prevention

Public Health Committee Membership

CHAIR - William Wallace, Bates College Instructor

Susan Longchamps, Ward 2 City Councilor  

 Corrie Brown, Healthy Androscoggin Executive Director 

Dr. Edward Walworth, Retired Surgeon

Jeremy Hiltz, Recovery Connections of Maine 

Megan Parks, Lewiston School Committee Rep

Celeste Philippon, RN, Retired Nurse

Ben Sullivan, Health Care Professional 

Alicia "Lisa" Escobar, Substance Use Counselor

Staff Support
 Dottie Perham-Whittier
Community Relations Coordinator

Email Dottie Perham-Whittier

Divine Selengbe
DEI Specialist
Email Divine Selengbe

"In Times of Need" Helpful Links & Phone Numbers

Always Call 9-1-1 In Times of Emergency

Lewiston Police Department - Non-Emergency - (207) 784-6421

Maine Crisis Line - 1-888-568-1112

988 - Mental Health Assistance   

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

  • 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