AUBURN — Health Affiliates Maine, a statewide substance abuse and mental health agency, announced that HAM’s medical director, Dr. Melissa Bowker-Kinley, will be providing psychiatric services on site for ages 3 to 20, at the Margaret Murphy Center for Children.

The on-site work at MMCC will allow families to access psychiatric care within the school and to have improved communication between parents, the school staff and the child psychiatrist. Dr. Bowker-Kinley’s work with MMCC includes providing psychiatric assessment and treatment to MMCC students and collaborating directly with school staff to help provide the quality care MMCC is recognized for.

MMCC has seven locations in Lewiston-Auburn, providing clinical and educational services to children with autism, developmental disabilities, behavioral disorders and mental health needs.

To make a referral, an appointment or for more information, call 1-877-888-4304 or visit

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