COVID-19 Information

General Assistance 

The Bureau of Health and Welfare provides essential and immediate assistance, through its General Assistance Program, to citizens in need of food, fuel, shelter, and medical attention. Assistance may be requested 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, and must be provided within 24 hours of determined eligibility. Referrals for other assistance are also made to other social and medical service agencies when appropriate.

If emergency assistance is needed outside of normal operating hours (e.g. after hours, weekends, or holidays), please contact Maine 211 or the Augusta Police Department at 207-626-2370.

Director of Health and Welfare: Nichole Mullens
Caseworker/Technician: Debra Lymneos
Caseworker/Technician: Lorie Mastemaker

Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 Information

Masks Optional: Effective March 8th, 2022 - The City of Augusta will no longer require the public to wear masks while in City buildings including: the Augusta Civic Center, The Lithgow Library, and the Buker Community Center. Masks will still be made available for those who wish to wear them.

Every home in the United States is eligible to order 4
free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship via USPS in 7-12 days. Order your tests now so you have them when you need them. More information regarding this program can be found at


Augusta Fire Department
The Augusta Fire Department will be holding COVID-19 vaccination clinics. We will announce our clinic dates on our Facebook page.The vaccination will be at no cost to you, but you will need to provide insurance if you have it. You will be require to stay for 15 to 30 mins, depending on medical history. If you have any questions, please call (207) 620-8164. To register please follow this link: