Nancy Johnson Joins HealthReach Community Health Centers
In September, staff from two HealthReach community health centers – the Belgrade Regional Health Center and the Lovejoy Health Center in Albion – hosted Nancy Johnson.
Johnson is responsible for helping patients access important services such as affordable healthcare, health insurance and other social and support services, according to a press release from communications and health specialist Jessica Billington. outreach for HealthReach Community Health Centers in Waterville.
Johnson earned her bachelor’s degree in secondary education, language arts, from the University of Maine at Farmington. She also holds a master’s degree in literacy from the University of Maine. In 2021, she served as a Patient Services Representative for MaineGeneral, where she provided customer service to patients and determined urgency levels for medical referrals. She also has experience helping people struggling with Medicare Part D. Previously, she worked for over a decade as a Certified Title I Literacy Teacher in the Augusta School Department.
Johnson joins HealthReach’s dedicated connector team of Courtney Koczera and licensed social workers Tina DeRaps and Chenoa Jackson. Connectors provide free services to help with the high cost of healthcare. Connectors help patients navigate a variety of resources, including MaineCare (Medicaid), free hospital care, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly “food stamps”), discounted prescription drugs through the program patient assistance and its HealthReach affordable care program, which offers “variable fees”. Connectors can also connect patients to other resources in their local community.