Community Health Needs

Northern Light Mayo Hospital is a 25-bed, critical access hospital located in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. Dover-Foxcroft is located 37 miles northwest of Bangor and is the county seat for Piscataquis County, an area the size of Connecticut with a population of just more than 17,000. Hospital Administrative District #4, doing business as Mayo Reginal Hospital has a service area that covers most of Piscataquis County and parts of both Somerset and Penobscot Counties in Maine. As the majority of the hospital's service area is Piscataquis, and Mayo Hospital is the largest healthcare supplier in this county, that county will remain the area of focus.

Our Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) is part of the statewide collaborative that produces the Maine Shared CHNA. We are actively involved in this process by committee involvement, sharing information, and by providing community engagement support into the community events.  We will first review our CHNA plan that was developed based on the data from the reports with a focus on Piscataquis County, but including both Penobscot and Somerset Counties, which we are both in our service area.

To read the full Community Health Needs Assessment Action Plan:

Northern Light Mayo Hospital provides what most would describe as “core critical access” services, including emergency care, inpatient care, obstetrics, swing bed services, special care, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, diagnostic radiology and laboratory, inpatient and outpatient surgery, and ancillary support services. Also on the main campus are several specialty practices, including orthopedics, women’s health, surgery, podiatry, ear nose and throat (ENT), urology, and cancer care. The main base of Mayo’s EMS service is also located adjacent to the main campus with satellite locations in Dexter and Corinth.

Mayo Hospital rural health centers are located throughout our region in Dover-Foxcroft, Milo, Dexter, and Corinth. They employ 17 primary care providers and see about 50,000 primary care visits per year. In addition, the hospital operates a behavioral health center in Dover-Foxcroft which provides adult psychiatry, child psychiatry, substance abuse, and counseling services.


Northern Light Mayo Hospital, formerly known as Hospital Administrative District No. 4 (H.A.D. #4), was legally organized and formed by and through a Private and Special Act of the Maine Legislature in 1973 (Chapter 76 of the Private & Special Laws of 1973). Our service area includes Abbot, Atkinson, Bradford, Cambridge, Dexter, Dover-Foxcroft, Guilford, Milo, Monson, Parkman, Sangerville, Sebec, and Willimantic.