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Family Healthcare Center

SSTAR has three locations for primary health care.

Family Health Care Center @ SSTAR

Located at:

400 Stanley Street
Fall River, MA
(Highland Area)

South End Services

Located at:

1010 S. Main Street
Fall River, MA
(South End)

North End Services

Located at:

75 Weaver Street
Fall River, MA
(North End)

The Family Healthcare Center at SSTAR is a Federally Qualified Health Center that will not deny care based on your ability to pay. We have Health Access Navigators that will assist you in accessing health insurance and we have a federally set Sliding Scale fee structure where any fees are based on your income and household size.

Our Health Center receives Health and Human Services funding and has Federal PHS deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered providers.

We have 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 offer same day appointments please click Request An Appointment to request an appointment with a provider. We now offer Telemedicine appointments.

General Services

Specialized Programs

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 has Certified Application Counselors to assist you in finding an affordable health insurance that fits you and your family needs. Contact us or stop by if you need to know more about available insurances or assistance in completion of applications. We are here for you!!

Nutritional Counseling

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.

Buprenorphine/Suboxone Program

Treatment for opiate dependence 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.

After Hours Care

The Family HealthCare Center at SSTAR provides 24/7 access to care for our patients. Simply call our main number, 508-675-1054, to be connected to our on-call answering service. They will carefully listen to your concerns and contact the appropriate provider who can help you get the medical care you need. This 24/7 service is for illness and medical concerns. Refills requests must be sent to your pharmacy, as this after hours provider cannot do refills.

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