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Health Care Repercussions of COVID-19: How Are Non-Coronavirus Medical Issues Being Addressed?


This is the first segment of a special two-hour Maine Calling, airing live from 1-2 pm. For the second segment, click here.

With medical attention focused on the coronavirus, and concerns about spread of the disease curtailing interactions between patients and health care providers, we discuss how non-coronavirus health care is being affected. How are mental health treatment, dental care, and other medical issues being addressed?


Dr. Steve Stout, medical director of ambulatory services, Maine Behavioral HealthCare

Dr. John Alexander, chief medical officer, Central Maine HealthCare

Jenna Mehnert (call-in), executive director, National Alliance on Mental Illness

Dr. Brad Rand (call-in), president, Maine Dental Association


Cindy helps produce Maine Public's live call-in show Maine Calling, and sometimes hosts the show—as well as the All Books Considered Book Club. Her first foray into journalism after graduating from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism was to intern with CNN in China in the wake of the Tiananmen Square massacre. She then worked in print journalism over the decades, as a factchecker, writer and editor, with publications ranging from the Los Angeles Times Magazine to the magazine of the National Zoo to a food trends magazine.