Healthcare From The Heart

We’re more than just quality treatment for substance use disorders. We’re a total health community.

Call us to speak with a SSTAR team member today.

Artie Anderson


Our Services

Primary Care


Inpatient Programs

Family Support

Outpatient Care


Infectious Disease

Group Counseling

The Difference

People First Healthcare

We know the feeling of being treated like “just another patient.” That’s why we’ve worked hard to earn a reputation of delivering patient-centered connections that go above and beyond expectations. Our community is our family, period.


Total Health For All

People know us for our world-class treatment for substance use disorders, but did you know we offer complete healthcare services? SSTAR is a primary care facility as well as a provider of life-saving treatments. We’re here for your mental, physical, and spiritual well-being.


Healing The Fall River Community Since 1977

For nearly 50 years, SSTAR has brought good health to thousands in the Fall River community. Whether it’s filling out paperwork, language translation, or a ride home, we are here to help . Our policy is to accept all people, wherever you are, without judgement. Let us take care of you.


Ready to Care

  • Donald Page Rice Jr.
    MD, Family Health Care Center
  • Adrianna Medeiros
    FNP, Family Health Care Center
  • Dillen Bosgra
    MD, Family Health Care Center
  • George Maxted
    MD, Chief Medical Officer, Family Health Care Center
  • Julie Sanders
    LICSW, Program Director, Enhanced Partial Hospital Program


  • “I’m glad I contacted SSTAR when I did. Other alternatives kept shuffling me around, but at SSTAR, I was treated like a real person.”

    – Tim S.
  • “I love Dr. Rice he’s such a great doctor he really cares about his patients I’m so grateful for him.”

    – Katie F.
  • “Rebecca was really nice & really helpful. She always called to keep me updated. She also made an appointment I needed to happened. She’s the best!”

    – Serenity S.
  • “Employees very caring very kind if you’re looking for help with anything that has to do with your emotional well-being your physical health this is definitely the place to go and I promise you all of your needs would be met here.”

    – Bernadette T.
  • “Helped me recover and find myself.”

    – Darrian W.
  • “Solid, competent, professional counselors and staff management is top notch.”

    – Wayne C.
  • “People are SO well taken care of here. The level of kindness and compassion is over and above.”

    – Anonymous
  • “They are in the business of saving lives. Saved mine thank you.”

    – Jeffrey G.
  • I’ve been with sstar for almost 2 years now and I’ve only ever had one problem and it was taken care of right away and I haven’t had a problem since. I would gladly recommend sstar to anyone trying to get clean the staff at Sstar has been my main source of support and I’m very grateful for them.

    – Angee R.
  • “If I could give this place 100 out of 100 I would. Highly recommended!!! They helped me turn my life around and get my kids back. They believed in me until I believed in myself. And for that I am eternally grateful.Thank you to my Sstarbirth family 💜”

    – Tara D.

News & Updates

  • Directors of the Quarter

    We are excited to announce that Michael Currier and Beth Cantafio are the Directors of the Quarter for Quarters 1 and 2 of 2022.

  • Project Red and Black

    Project Red and Black at B.M.C Durfee High School in Fall River, MA, is an interdisciplinary service-learning program that allows students to become engaged citizens. The students spend time learning…

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

    The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee would like to invite everyone to celebrate Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage month.  There is a rich heritage of literature, film, music and poetry…

  • Career Opportunity

    Through workforce development programs at SSTAR, employees in entry level positions are given the opportunity to learn and grow professionally within our agency. We currently have 12 staff members that…