Medical Center in Fall River, MA
HealthFirst's medical and nursing team work together to build a plan of care that suits your unique health requirements. Follow-up visits to your physician, specialty nurse or nutritionist ensure that you're getting the proper care to improve and protect your health. Our medical team has been well trained in Family Practice and Internal Medicine to handle a huge array of health requirements. As part of our growing network of doctors, we currently have specialists on team to treat patients with particular medical problems. We supply laboratory services on site for your convenience.
read moreHealthFirst Family Care Center began as a Model Cities Program in 1971 in response to a need for accessible medical and dental care expressed by residents. The City of Fall River provided strong support for this program, and its name was subsequently changed to the Community Development Service Center. The Center has served three generations of families. HealthFirst's service area has grown over the past 37 years to include the Portuguese, Hispanic, Cambodian, African American and Brazilian Portuguese populations.
read moreAs part of a holistic approach to treating chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease, our team of registered nurses, physicians and our Certified Diabetes Educators assist patients in developing treatment plans and goals. Our diabetes program is accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). A team member is always available to assist our patients with questions about their health.
read moreHealthFirst accepts most private insurance plans, including state sponsored health insurance plans such as Mass Health Limited, Children's Medical Security Plan, and Health Safety Net. Some of the insurance plans we accept are listed on this page. If you don't see your plan, please contact a Benefits Counselor at 774-627-1238. If you are Massachusetts residents and would like to apply for health insurance coverage, you should speak with one of our Navigators/ Patient Benefits Counselors before your visit with your medical or dental provider here at HealthFirst.
read moreHealthFirst Family Care Center Inc. is committed to providing linguistically and culturally appropriate services to our patients, families and providers. Our trained on-site interpreters speak English, Spanish, Portuguese and Cape Verdean Creole. For other language needs we offer Telephonic or Video Remote Interpretation. When necessary we make arrangements for an in-person American Sign Language interpreter from the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Interpreter services bridge linguistic and cultural gaps and these services are provided free of charge.
read moreThe HealthFirst Opioid and Alcohol Recovery Program is an innovative office-based addiction treatment program utilizing medication for addiction treatment (MAT) available to our primary care patients. In partnership with each patient, our highly experienced multi-disciplinary staff also examine and address the related medical, psychiatric and social barriers to sustained recovery. While the primary diagnostic focus is on opioid dependence, with or without related psychiatric disorders, patients seeking MAT for alcohol dependence may also be referred.
read moreHealthFirst's Dental Center offers examinations, routine cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants, fillings, extractions, selective root canal treatment and crowns for front teeth only, partials and complete dentures. Our state of the art facility houses nine operatories with digital x-ray units; a panoramic digital x-ray unit, and electronic dental records. In addition our center includes many talented dentists and dental hygienists educated at some of the most prestigious dental schools around the country, a diverse group of exceptional dental assistants, a professional front desk team, and a seasoned dental outreach coordinator.
WIC Nutrition Program
read moreThe Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program is a freenutrition program that provides nutrition and health education, healthy food, breastfeeding support, and referrals to healthcare and other services free of charge to Massachusetts families who qualify. WIC's goal is to help keep pregnant and breastfeeding women and kids under age 5 healthy. Fall River WIC Program: 387 Quarry Street, Suite 101, Fall River, MA, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday8:00 a.m. WIC provides parents with opportunities to talk with other parents about nutrition and other health topics that are important to their families.