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Strong Area Health and Dental Center

Strong Area Health Center opened its doors in Franklin County in 1986. The area holds a rich family history for many of the staff, connecting them to the surrounding communities of Avon, New Vineyard, Phillips, and Strong. Patients from Farmington and beyond utilize the health center as well. In 2001, a determined community board fulfilled their vision, facilitating the center's transition into a modern, well-equipped facility utilizing the latest technology. Our professionals work together with our patients of all ages and provide a "medical home." Click here to learn more and view a video: Patient-Centered Medical Home.

In January 2003, further expansion was completed and our state-of-the-art dental center enabled Strong to become the first HealthReach facility to offer oral health care. A coalition of local residents and service providers worked with HealthReach for several years to plan the program and obtain funding for this important endeavor.

Nestled between the Western Maine communities of Farmington and Rangeley, the town of Strong sits just north of a bend in the Sandy River. Our rural community in the hills is ideal for a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, swimming, fishing and snowmobiling with just a short drive to several ski locations. In addition, travelers come to Western Maine to enjoy visiting Smalls Falls, a spectacular set of waterfalls located just minutes from Strong. The snow-capped mountains, vivid fall foliage, and moose-spotting opportunities attract the young and old alike.

NCQARecognized nationally for patient-centered care
Patient-Centered Medical Home 2011 standards emphasize enhanced care through patient-clinician partnership.

Latest News & Events

March 31, 2015 4th Grade class at Strong Elementary participates in Healthy Snack Day

August 29, 2014 Strong Area Health Center receives highest level certification

July 22, 2014 Strong Area Health and Dental Center to hold Food Drive in August

June 17, 2014 Strong Area Health and Dental Center Joins Pier Pole Days

Health Tips

April 1, 2015 Meditation: Medicine for Your Mind Print Version

May 1, 2014 I Scream for Sunscreen! Print Version

November 1, 2012 Simple ways to prevent diabetes Print Version


Madelyn Besse PA-C

Alyson Byard LCSW

Ann Schwink D.O.

Dental Providers

Amy Alexcovich DMD

Barbara A. Lajoie RDH

Sharon Smith-Bouchard IPDH

Hours of Operation

Regular Office Hours
Health Center
Monday through Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Dental Center
Monday through Thursday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Extended Hours
Health Center
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Dental Center
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Community Links

Franklin County Chamber of Commerce:
Strong Town Office:


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Care of Acute and Chronic Illnesses

Checkups for the Entire Family

Department of Transportation Physicals

Emergency Coverage-24/7, on-call

Family Planning Services

Immunizations for Children & Adults

Minor Surgery

Referrals to Specialty Care and Community Resources

Routine Pediatric Care

School and Sports Physicals

ScoreKeeper Health Assessment Screening

Dental Services

Affordable Care and Prescription Assistance Programs

Complete and Partial Dentures

Crowns and Bridges

Dental Education


Periodontal Care

Preventive Care





X-Rays and Oral Exams

177 North Main Street     Strong   Maine   04983   Health Center Tel: (207) 684-4010  Dental Center Tel: (207) 684-3045  Fax:(207) 684-3368 Directions