In recent years, Belfast Family Planning & Primary Care has been growing, changing and finding new ways to serve the Waldo County community.

In 2012, the family planning practice on Waldo Avenue added primary care services; two years later, behavioral health services were offered as well.

This spring, The National Committee for Quality Assurance announced Belfast Family Planning & Primary Care received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Level 3 Recognition, the highest level of recognition possible.

Within the practices, patients and providers work as a team to develop a personalized plan of care and coordinate with other providers to meet individual health goals. The practice places particular emphasis on patient experience.

“Our mission is to provide our community with excellent healthcare that is easy to access — often on the same day a patient calls and to make their care affordable,” practice manager Karla VanAlstine said.