Please check the Sunbeam Island Services Schedule Calendar for any schedule changes due to weather conditions or other considerations.
For Maine island residents, accessing even the most basic health care is a significant challenge. Not every island has daily ferry service, and a trip to the mainland, when possible, is expensive and time consuming.
In response, the Mission offers personal care, modern technology, and educational services. Director of Island Health Sharon Daley, R.N., meets with islanders on the Sunbeam V and in their homes, and keeps in touch between Sunbeam trips via phone/internet. The Sunbeam is equipped with state-of-the-art telemedicine facilities so islanders can have virtual office visits with doctors on the mainland.