Located at 400 Stanley St in Fall River, the Family HealthCare Center at SSTAR has expanded to a family medicine model, serving all people from infancy through adulthood. Most of our patients have encountered obstacles to care or personal situations that have required supportive services. We provide primary healthcare, preventative medicine, education and supportive services for all individuals. Our specialized services include infectious diseases including the treatment of HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C. Services are provided regardless of an ability to pay. Bi-lingual staff is available.
We are open Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday 8 am – 12 noon.
Do you live in the South End or Central Fall River? We also have offices located conveniently on 1010 South Main St. Click here to visit our South End Services page for more details. or call 508-675-1054.Visit our contact page for locations and phone numbers. If you need a department contact go here.
Enhanced Medical Management Services
This Program at SSTAR’s Family Health Care Center, provides ‘Access to Care and Treatment’ for HIV and Hepatitis C clients. Case Management Services are available to assist clients with individual needs.
Post Exposure Prophylaxis (P.E.P.)
For individuals who have been in contact with potentially infected body fluids in an exposure event. For example, needle-stick injuries or contact with blood-to-blood events.
Health Access Program
The Health Access Program screens clients for possible eligibility into state-funded programs such as MassHealth and Commonwealth Care, allowing access to healthcare to the uninsured and underinsured citizens of the Commonwealth. Staff assist individuals with application completion and renewals.
The Nutritional Counseling program at SSTAR’s Family HealthCare Center provides individual nutritional counseling and assessment services for everyone concerned about their dietary lifestyle. Emphasis is provided to support specialized nutritional needs including diabetes, obesity, cholesterol, HIV and hypertension. Pediatric consultations are also available.
Sexually Transmitted Disease (S.T.I.) Clinic
SSTAR offers an STI Clinic staffed by an RN and a trained professional. Our services include: Diagnosis of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, risk reduction counseling, education and referral for primary medical care. All services are confidential and are available to everyone regardless of citizenship status. Early intervention is critical to maintaining one’s reproductive health. All STDs are treatable and many are curable.
Treatment for opiate addiction including medical detox and maintenance in a clinical setting provided by the primary care physician and nurses. This program offers relapse prevention group therapy and individual counseling incorporated into primary health care.
Chronic Disease Management Program – RN Case Manager for Diabetes, Asthma, and High Blood Pressure
Diabetes Case Management Program provides nursing intervention and counseling to clients with Diabetes. Services include blood sugar monitoring, medical management, foot care and preventative services. Bi-lingual Community Health Workers are available for case management and home visits.
Confidential Services for Adolescents
Staff is available to assist adolescents in making informed choices about their health for confidential issues, such as pregnancy and substance use. Testing, treatment, education and support is available without parental consent, although involvement of concerned parents or guardians is always a goal. Services are not charged to parents/guardian’s health insurance.